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Music That Matters: Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2015

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. 460 – Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2015 DJ Kevin Cole presentsRead more…

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R.I.P. Legendary Blues Guitarist B.B. King

The thrill is gone. Yesterday, B.B. King passed away at age 89. Born Riley B. King in 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi, the legendary guitarist and songwriter became known worldwide for his distinctive voice and nimble finger picking, particularly on his constant companion, the Gibson guitar he named Lucille, who, he sings, “took me fromRead more…

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KEXP Joins Public Radio Video Platform VuHaus

KEXP is excited to announce that we are teaming up with VuHaus (pronounced “view house”), a new non-commercial, digital music video platform for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs. Through a website and mobile app, VuHaus will curate performances and interviews from leading public radio stations across theRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Four Tet

The solo project of British musician Kieran Hebden, Four Tet has been one of the most unique, influential, and exciting electronic artists of the past 15 years. Boasting a stacked catalogue of critically-acclaimed albums, stunning collaborations, inventive remixes, and world-class DJ sets, Four Tet puts together a thrillingly kinetic genre-hopping mix for Midnight In ARead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 11th: • Willis Earl Beal, Skin Lies, Rowe at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) • Songwriter Sessions: curated by Kris Orlowski at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 5/11

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 11th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Death Cab for Cutie Jimmy Kimmel Live:Read more…

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Video Roundup: Word To Your Mother

This Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day, as if you needed a day to remind you to show your mother how much you care. While you’re making her breakfast in bed or adding extra glitter to your macaroni art card, KEXP has put together this paternal playlist for you to enjoy as you do. Enjoy, and HappyRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Deerhoof with Killer Ghost and Summer Cannibals at The Crocodile 5/6/15

Yet again, KEXP is teaming up with Red Bull Sound Select to bring you a fantastic night of live music tonight, Wednesday, May 6th, at The Crocodile. The series holds a concert in eleven cities across the country (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland) on a monthlyRead more…

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Song Premiere: Motopony – Daylights Gone

If you were listening to the Morning Show with John Richards on Monday, you heard the world premiere of the latest single from Seattle band Motopony. “Daylights Gone” is the first glimpse from their upcoming sophomore LP, Welcome You, due June 23rd on Fast Plastic / eOne Music, and it’s glimmering one. On air, JohnRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Zola Jesus

Nika Roza Danilova, a.k.a. Zola Jesus, is a Wisconsin native and recent Pacific Northwest transplant that has released stunning operatic albums of dark, cinematic electro-pop on the Sacred Bones and Mute record labels over the past five years. She stopped by KEXP to piece together a rare DJ set for Midnight In A Perfect WorldRead more…

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