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Why Soviet Soviet Weren’t Live on The Morning Show Yesterday

UPDATE 3/10/2017 3:30 PM: When asked by KEXP for a comment, the Department of Homeland Security maintained the position that the band lacked the proper visa for entry into the United States. DHS did not immediately respond to a question as to whether the use of prison cells and handcuffs is standard operating procedure forRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis LIVE Broadcast from the Sound Off! Finals 3/11

Last month, week after week, some of the most talented young musicians in Seattle battled it out on the Sky Church stage at MoPOP. This Saturday, March 11th, four of the finest finalists will battle it out to be the 2017 Sound Off! winner, and KEXP will be there to capture it as it happens.Read more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: The Madcaps

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 Rennes-based rock band The Madcaps. DJ Morgan says ofRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Kim Thayil of Soundgarden on Ultramega OK

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, a former DJ at KEXP (KCMU), was kind enough to stop by the KEXP studios to share his thoughts on a multitude of topics and one of the most exciting nuggets he shared was the news that the band had taken back the rights to 1988’s Ultramega OK from SST, in orderRead more…

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¡El Sonido va a SXSW!

Not merely content to whisk listeners all over the Latin music world every Monday night, KEXP’s DJ Chilly is bringing El Sonido to Austin, Texas, for a series of SXSW showcases. If you are in town for the festival, don’t miss these rare opportunities to catch these acts on our shores. First up, on Wednesday,Read more…

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KEXP Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)

Research by Lisa Leclair Not only is today International Womens Day, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s seminal album, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You). It was the eleventh album of her career, but her first for Atlantic Records. This was also her first time working with producerRead more…

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KEXP’s International Women’s Day Video Roundup

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women.” To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air guests and exclusive mixes. We’re also spotlighting some iconicRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Initial Lineup Announced!

Can you believe it? The Capitol Hill Block Party is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year! They’re rolling out the first wave of this year’s debaucherous celebration, and it’s one to raise a toast to. The neighborhood streets will be closed down July 21st-23rd for Run The Jewels, Diplo, Lord Huron, and so many more.Read more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Butch Vig and The Smart Studios Story

Last year, the documentary The Smart Studios Story premiered, a tribute to the now-legendary recording studio, founded by also now-legendary producer/musician Butch Vig and Steve Marker. Opened in 1983 when the two were college students at the University of Wisconsin, and closed in 2010 after a decline in usage, the studio helped bring to lifeRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 3/6

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 6th: Last Call with Carson Daly: DJ Shadow (R) Conan: Sinkane Tuesday, March 7th:Read more…

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