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KEXP Presents: Dancing on the Valentine XII at The Crocodile 2/10

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we choo-choo-choose Dancing on the Valentine! Now in its twelfth year, this annual event was launched by leukemia survivor Jenny George as a celebration of life and her birthday. All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since its launch in 2004, Dancing on the ValentineRead more…

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International Clash Day 2017: KEXP Exclusive Interviews

They may have broken up back in 1986, but The Clash continue to influence new generations of musicians every decade. KEXP had a chance to speak with a few of these artists, both old and new; hear their thoughts on “The Only Band That Matters” below. KEXP celebrates the fifth annual International Clash Day onRead more…

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International Clash Day 2017: The Covers

Artists need The Clash as much as the rest of the world. The legendary band help shape the ideas of not just fans but future generations of musicians. We didn’t have to ask twice for a few core KEXP artists to perform some of their favorite Clash songs for the fifth annual International Clash Day.Read more…

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This Is Video Clash: International Clash Day 2017 Roundup

Now, more than ever, the world needs The Clash. For the fifth annual International Clash Day, KEXP is highlighting the band’s activism and political messaging. Even their band name carries political weight: bassist Paul Simonon was inspired when he noticed the word appearing frequently in the daily newspaper. A clash between classes, between races, betweenRead more…

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Music that Matters: Wo’ Pop: Chinese Independent Music

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. 550 – Wo’ Pop: Chinese Independent Music Wo’ Pop hostRead more…

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Video Roundup: Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. As you might recall from the 1993 Bill Murray film, the infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from hibernation on this day. Legend has it, if he sees his shadow, he’ll freak out, retreat back into his burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. If he doesn’t seeRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/30

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 30th: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kings of Leon The Late Late Show withRead more…

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Music that Matters: A Superstar? Well Right You Are!

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. 549 – A Superstar? Well Right You Are! DJ KevinRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 1/27 + 1/28

Seasonal Affective… Dance Party? This weekend, Friday, January 27th and Saturday the 28th, it’s the 4th Annual Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, a welcome break from the dreary January days. This year’s line-up punches winter in the face with The Thermals, Lucy Dacus, Wimps, The Dip, Crater, and more on the bill. Plus, it’s a funRead more…

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What Music Mattered Most in 2016?

Another year, and another amazing analysis by KEXP volunteer and Tableau product manager Jewel Loree! Below, you can explore and discover the artists, albums, and songs that mattered most to KEXP DJs in 2016 with this interactive data visualization. Sadly, in a year of so much loss, it’s no surprise that David Bowie tops theRead more…

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