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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2017

It’s Cinco De Mayo today, or as we’ve coined it “Gringo de Mayo.” (Read our history lesson on the KEXP Blog here.) In addition to DJ Cheryl Waters’ on-air celebration on The Midday Show on KEXP, we’re spotlighting some of favorite bands from Mexico with a round-up below. You can always discover more fantastic LatinRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017: LCD Soundsystem Announced

Just announced: LCD Soundsystem has joined the 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup. The beloved New York City band will replace Frank Ocean as the headliner on Friday, May 26th, as he had to drop out due to production delays beyond his control. It’ll be LCD Soundsystem’s first return to Sasquatch! since 2010. They just releasedRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Rachel Goswell of Slowdive

It was exciting enough when Slowdive reunited in 2014 for a worldwide tour, but now the Berkshire-based shoegazers will release a self-titled LP tomorrow, Friday, May 5th, via Dead Oceans. It’s their fourth album, and first new music in 22 years. Founding member, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Rachel Goswell took some time to chat with KEXPRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2017: Face The Music

The sun is finally here, which means, it’s time to hide in a dark, cool movie theatre for the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival, May 18th through June 11th. This year’s schedule boasts more than 400 films from 80 countries over 25 days. As always, KEXP is thrilled to host the “Face the Music”Read more…

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R.I.P. Kevin Garcia of Grandaddy

We are heartbroken to report on the passing of Kevin Garcia, founding member and bassist for Grandaddy. Garcia suffered a massive stroke on Monday, leaving him with a brain injury described by doctors as “catastrophic.” Sadly, he died from complications of his stroke on Tuesday afternoon. He was only 41. On the band’s Facebook page,Read more…

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In Stores Now 5/1

April ended strong with new releases from some of our favorite artists. It’s been five years since the last album from Feist, and the Canadian songstress returns with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls “a powerful set of dark, intimate folk-rock. Recorded mostly live, the album features a stark, raw sound with unconventional, shape-shiftingRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/1

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 1st: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Kings of Leon The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: MaryRead more…

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Music That Matters: What Do You See?

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. 562 – What Do You See? Sonic Reducer host JennRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Vagina Town

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 Nantes-based garage rock combo Vagina Town: DJ Morgan saysRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Punk Rock Flea Market at Seattle Center 4/29 + 4/30

This weekend, Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, KEXP is proud to co-host the Punk Rock Flea Market alongside our neighbors at the The Vera Project and SIFF. More than 100 vendors will be scattered across our three buildings, and there will be DJs, booze, food, and live music from Bacteria, The Derelicts, andRead more…

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