Author Archives: KEXP

Under the Space Needle: Seattleites Share Stories of Seattle Center, Pt. 1

Since its construction in 1962 for the World’s Fair, Seattle Center has been the site for many memorable music moments. With music festivals like Bumbershoot and Folklife, and venues like Key Arena and the Vera Project, some amazing bands have traveled through this local landmark... and when KEXP moves into our new home there, we’reRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summerfest 7/11-13

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for the 32nd Annual West Seattle Summerfest, but this weekend, Friday, July 11th through Sunday, July 13th, it’s time to cross the bridge for some neighborhood fun! This year’s line-up is better than ever, featuring KEXP’s favorites like The Helio Sequence, The Moondoggies, Country Lips, Vox Mod, andRead more...

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Let’s Help Lance Mercer Beat Lymphoma

KEXP is sad to report that legendary local photographer Lance Mercer has been diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s follicular lymphoma. Not only is he a fixture in the Seattle music scene, but he’s also father-in-law to KEXP DJ Troy Nelson.

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John Richards is Losing His Edge on the Morning Show

On July 8th, 2002, a then-unknown New York City band called LCD Soundsystem released their debut single “Losing My Edge.” With its humorous lyrics and hypnotic beat, the single became a club hit, and would later be included on “Best Tracks of the Century” lists from Pitchfork and NME. Inspired by his experiences as aRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 7th • Courtney Barnett at Sonic Boom Records, 7:00 PM // All Ages, FREE (more info) • Movie Mondays Presents Muscle Shoals at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info) • SIFF Presents A Hard Day’s Night: 50th Anniversary Restoration at the SIFF Film Center | Seattle Center campus // All AgesRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 7/7

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, July 7th Late Show with David Letterman: The War on Drugs The Tonight Show starringRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Simple & Sure

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. 415 - Simple & Sure There is a simple &Read more...

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Video Roundup: Fourth of July

America! F*** Yeah! KEXP hopes you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, fireworks and food. We’re celebrating by being on the air, bringing you the soundtrack that we have the freedom to play, thanks to listeners like you! So, crank up the radio before you light those sparklers, and check out thisRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Full Line-Up Announced

Earlier today on The Morning Show on KEXP, Decibel Festival founder, president and curator, Sean Horton, shared the final batch of artists playing the 2014 International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media, here in Seattle on September 24-28. We’re thrilled to share the list with you below: SECOND WAVE OF 2014Read more...

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

As anyone who’s ever listened to The Midday Show on KEXP knows, DJ Cheryl Waters loves her Canadian music. And, in what’s become an annual Canada Day tradition, Cheryl will play only music from our neighbors to the north today from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PT. Not only is Cheryl our Midday Show host,Read more...

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