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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Initial Lineup Announced!

Every summer, the streets of Capitol Hill fill with thousands of fans screaming for their favorite bands. The Seattle neighborhood is wild enough, but when the Capitol Hill Block Party takes over in late July (25th-27th), it’s a heck of a good time. Today, the celebrated local festival offers the first glimpse of the 2014Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 14th • ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • Tinariwen at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall // All Ages (more info) • Goat, Holy Wave, Midday Veil at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Music That Matters Podcast: There’s Really No Excuse

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. 403 - There’s Really No Excuse DJ Alex continues hisRead more...

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Video Roundup: National Sibling Day

Happy Sibling Day, everyone! In today’s Video Roundup, KEXP is bringing you a slough of bands comprised of brothers and sisters. Our list includes: HAIM, The Jackson Five, The National, Kings of Leon, The Bee-Gees, Radiohead, CocoRosie, and First Aid Kit. It’s a wonderful demonstration of the potential power of familial collaboration — no matterRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 4/7

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, April 7th The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: Nas featuring Q-Tip Jimmy Kimmel Live: ChuckRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 7th • Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, April 8th • Factory Floor, DVA Damas at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • The Round 107: James Apollo, Ghosts I’ve Met, Lotte Kestner at Fremont Abbey Arts Center // All Ages (more info)

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Music That Matters Podcast: Young Reckless Hearts

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. 402 - Young Reckless Hearts Midday show host Cheryl Waters,Read more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ‘til 2015, but we’re missingRead more...

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KEXP DJs and Staff Remember Kurt Cobain

It’s a day that stands out in the memory of any music lover: on April 8th, 1994, it was announced to the public that the body of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had been found on dead in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle. Whether you lived in Seattle at the time or not,Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: The Second Annual Songwriter’s Summit at EMP 4/5

This Saturday, April 5th, both The Recording Academy: Pacific Northwest Chapter and the EMP Museum are collaborating to create a symposium of regionally-specific songwriters in an event titled, The Second Annual Songwriter’s Summit. According to their website, the Summit will “bring together a diverse gathering of top music creators to explore the art, the craft,Read more...

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