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KEXP Presents: Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series

It’s often been said that Seattle has the best summers. Not only is that true for the perfectly-mild temperatures, but it’s also true for our awesome FREE outdoor concerts! Along with KEXP’s own Concerts at the Mural series, you can also spend the summer at the 37th Annual Out to Lunch Concert Series! This year’sRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Jon Spencer

NYC’s Jon Spencer is a veteran of the alternative music world, best-known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, in addition to playing a key role in Pussy Galore and Boss Hog. Hot on the heels of his killer new album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party, Spencer’s MidnightRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 25th: • Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge, George, WA // All Ages (more info) • Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center // FREE, All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Heaven Adores You: the Elliott Smith Story at Northwest Film Forum // All Ages (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 5/25

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, May 25th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jose Gonzales (R) Ellen: Fences & Macklemore (R) Tuesday, MayRead more…

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Music That Matters: Ecstasy In My House

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. 461 – Ecstasy In My House Gear up for patioRead more…

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R.I.P. Darius Minwalla of The Posies

It’s with terrible sadness that KEXP reports Darius Minwalla, longtime drummer for local band The Posies, passed away yesterday, May 21st, in his home in Vancouver, BC. Cause of death has yet to be determined. Minwalla joined the power-pop quartet in 2001, appearing on their 2005 comeback album Every Kind of Light, 2010’s Blood/Candy, andRead more…

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Announcing the 2015 Concerts at the Mural Line-Up

It’s that time again: KEXP & Seattle Center are teaming up to bring you Concerts at the Mural! Now in its 8th year, the concert series continues the KEXP and Seattle Center tradition of starting the summer weekends off with a blast of engaging, all-ages culture. This August, join us at the Mural Amphitheatre stageRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Yppah

Happy backwards, Yppah is the music project of Long Beach, CA-via-Texas producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Corrales Jr. Over three albums on the esteemed Ninja Tune label, Yppah has become a KEXP favorite with his lush and psychedelically welcoming sound that uniquely blends downtempo, shoegaze, post-rock, soul, and pop into his own immersive style. An artistRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 18th: • Grant Lee Phillips, Steve Poltz at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, May 19th: • Passion Pit, HOLYCHILD at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • Timber Timbre, Xiu Xiu at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Helio Sequence at Easy Street Records // All Ages,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/18

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, May 18th: Late Show with David Letterman: Eddie Vedder The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Read more…

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