Author Archives: KEXP

Feelin’ Minnesota: Exclusive Interview with Scott MacDonald of Arcwelder

They may not have made the majors like The Replacements and Hüsker Dü did, but Minneapolis-based band Arcwelder were more than a perennial local favorite, cracking John Peel’s Festive Fifth countdown in 1992 and getting crowned NME‘s “Punk Rock Single of the Week” by none other than guest editors, New Order. After four excellent albumsRead more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: KEXP Video Roundup

This Wednesday, June 7th, on what would have been Prince’s 59th birthday, KEXP will be Feelin’ Minnesota as we celebrate with a spotlight on bands from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. From 6AM to 6PM, you’ll hear from artists like Hüsker Dü, Brother Ali, Poliça, and The Jayhawks, leading up to a four-hour extravaganza onRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Full Lineup Announced!

They made us wait all Spring, but you know it’s Summer when you get the complete line-up for the Capitol Hill Block Party July 21st-23rd in the heart of Capitol Hill. Check it out below. They’ve also released the daily schedules so you can begin to plot out your festival attack early.

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Feelin’ Minnesota: Exclusive Interview with Jim Walsh

If something was happening in the Minneapolis music scene, writer Jim Walsh was there to cover it. A former City Pages music editor (think, The Stranger) and award-winning columnist for the Pioneer Press, Walsh writes about music and culture. He is the author of the oral history The Replacements: All Over but the Shouting. KEXPRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/5

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, June 5th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Ryan Adams The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Thundercat featuringRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/5

Earlier this year, we got a sneak peek at the new alt-J album as the UK trio stopped by KEXP for an in-studio session. Now, the entire LP is out — a release KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their most adventurous, ranging from catchy prog-pop and solemn atmospheric folk ballads to decidedly odder fare.”Read more…

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Music That Matters: Betwixt The Shire

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. 567 – Betwixt The Shire Cheryl Waters’ latest mix isn’tRead more…

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One Big Neighborhood: A Letter from KEXP’s Executive Director, Tom Mara

By Tom Mara, KEXP Executive Director There, on the North end of 10th and Broadway, was Orpheum Records, a long gone independent music store, a temple really, where Riz Rollins worked as a clerk. One day, while combing through the bins, KEXP’s Don Yates encouraged Riz to become a DJ. Riz, of course, went onRead more…

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KEXP Songbook: Of Potato Heads and Polaroids with Mike McCready

Live in the KEXP’s gathering space last Tuesday, we celebrated a special edition of our Songbook Live series, featuring an hour-long conversation between DJ Kevin Cole and Pearl Jam guitarist, and photographer, Mike McCready. Mike’s new book, Of Potato Heads and Polaroids, is filled with photos, mostly Polaroids, he took documenting years recording and onRead more…

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Music That Matters: Transcendence In Tallinn

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. Amplifiers Love Week is a seven-day celebration dedicated to our recurring monthly donor club. Donors make allRead more…

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