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Music That Matters Podcast: The Slow-Burning, Dark, Hypnotic, Shimmering, Hazy, Atmospheric, Buzzing, Grungy, Quirky, Anthemic, Jangly, Churning, Fuzzy-Shoegazer Podcast (In That Order)

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 445 – The Slow-Burning, Dark, Hypnotic, Shimmering, Hazy, Atmospheric, Buzzing,Read more…

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Live Video: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

What a great way to kick off 2015: our very first in-studio session of the year was with Canadian musical craftsmen Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. On his fourth album, Club Meds, out now on Arts & Crafts, the Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter expands into new sonic soundscapes with his band, Blacksmith. “It was a long adventure,”Read more…

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Live Video: The Vaselines

For a band that’s distinctly Scottish, The Vaselines couldn’t be more “Northwest”, and now more so than ever. Formed by current members, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, the Glasgow group released only one album before breaking up in 1989. That might have been the end for their catchy, quirky, charmingly disaffected sound, but, as mostRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Australia Day!

Today is Australia Day, the country’s celebration of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In honor of their national holiday, KEXP salutes the great music to come from thisRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 26th • KEXP, Decibel, and Neumos Presents Andy Stott + Kowton with Raica at Neumos // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, January 27th • Stickers, Tracers, VHS, Red Liquid at Narwhal // 21+ (more info) • Kishi Bashi String Quartet at The Neptune // All Ages (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 1/26

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 26th: Late Show with David Letterman: The Lone Bellow The Tonight Show Starring JimmyRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Secret Past of KEXP DJ Kevin Cole

You know him as host of the Afternoon Show and Senior Director of Programming at KEXP, but before moving to Seattle in 1998, Kevin Cole was the house DJ at First Avenue in Minneapolis, started and managed record stores, helped build and launch the legendary radio station Rev 105, and started one of the country’sRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Don’t Sleep The Days Away

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 444 – Don’t Sleep The Days Away Variety mix hostRead more…

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R.I.P. Ian Allen of Negativland

It was reported on Facebook yesterday, Ian Allen, longtime member of influential group Negativland, passed away on January 17th at the age of 56 following complications from a heart valve replacement surgery. The band’s founding member Mark Hosler writes: Ian was very active with Negativland from 1981 to about 1987, and his impact, inspiration, andRead more…

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Live Video: Ben Watt and Bernard Butler

Words and photo by Charina Pitzel: They met, not exactly incongruously, at a sopping wet backyard gathering of a mutual friend in London, sharing shelter and cradling warm beers. The fact it took so long for the fortuitous occasion to take place is what makes it so surprising. Ben Watt (one half of Everything ButRead more…

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