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Music that Matters: Freak Reaction

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. 557 – Freak Reaction From hard hitting hip-hop to hardRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Fishbach

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week, we present a stripped down session with a young Parisian singer-songwriterRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit: Announcing the Breakout Speakers

The first-ever Upstream Music Fest + Summit is just around the corner, on Thursday, May 11th through Saturday, May 13th, in locations all over Pioneer Square. Earlier this year, the first wave of artists were announced (see here), as well as this year’s keynote speakers: Quincy Jones, Macklemore, and Portia Sabin, president of the independentRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 3/20

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, March 20th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Ice-T.I. (mashup of Ice-T and T.I.) Tuesday, March 21st: JimmyRead more…

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Music that Matters: Charm Assault

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. 556 – Charm Assault Cheryl Waters’ latest mix is equalRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Octave Noire

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week we present cinematic electronic artist Patrick Moriceau, who performs under theRead more…

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A Note About Federal Funding for Public Media and KEXP

By Tom Mara, KEXP Executive Director Recently, many KEXP listeners have reached out to me to express concern about the future of federal support for public media through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or CPB. This morning, we learned that President Trump’s proposed budget includes the elimination of federal funding for CPB. This past year,Read more…

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2017 Spring Fundraising Drive: You Make KEXP Special

Maybe you were in the Gathering Space for our Bed-In for Peace or saw a public In-studio performance by Minneapolis underground hip hop legend P.O.S. or Austra from Montreal. You could have been at home listening to the fifth annual International Clash Day or enjoying Banned in the USA during your morning commute. Spring Drive isRead more…

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R.I.P. Jonathan Moore

On Wednesday, March 8th, Seattle hip-hop pioneer Jonathan Moore passed away at the age of 47. While details of his death have not been shared, friends and fans knew he had been ailing. Just last year, The Physics and Jake One held a benefit show at The Crocodile for his medical fund, after Moore’s bodyRead more…

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Music That Matters: Doopity Doo Doo Doo

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. 555 – Doopity Doo Doo Doo This is the doopityRead more…

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