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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Both

text by Jacob Uitti and Anna McClain Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are both clever, melodically-inclined songwriters with a knack for harmonies, so while their past careers aren’t that similar on paper (Mann emerged in the ’80s with new wavers ‘Til Tuesday, Leo in the ’90s with hardcore punks Citizens Arrest) their joint project TheRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Mac DeMarco

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco is quite the chameleon. At first glance, he might seem like a lovable slacker with a handful of likable melodies strung over jangling guitars. But take a closer look and you’ll find some brilliantly well-constructed commentary on the state of the in-betweeners. Just takeRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2014: Day 1 Begins

The word “bumbershoot” means “umbrella,” so perhaps it’s fitting that the first day of the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is under a steady stream of rain. But rain or shine, it’s going to be a great first day of music out on the Seattle Center grounds, with Afghan Whigs, Elvis Costello, Poliça, andRead more...

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Listen to KEXP live from the 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Maybe you don’t live in Seattle, or maybe you have to work all weekend... if you can’t make it to the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival this weekend, let KEXP bring the music to you! All weekend long, we’ll be broadcasting on site from our exclusive music lounge. Listen around the world to liveRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Camp Bliss

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. 423 - Camp Bliss Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole providesRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Cold War Kids have announced the October 27 release of their upcoming fifth studio album Hold My Home. This is the band’s album and was produced by Matt & Kim producer Lars Volta. They’ve also shared the album track “First,” which features all the elements of a great,Read more...

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural Swingin’ Roadhouse Night 8/22

It was a raucous, rollickin’ way to close out the 2014 Concerts at the Mural series! Last Friday, August 22nd, hundreds of Seattleites gathered beneath the Space Needle for an evening of music curated by our specialty show DJs, Don Slack of Swingin’ Doors and Greg Vandy of The Roadhouse on KEXP. Pianos in theRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Thanks to NPR, Interpol‘s entire album El Pintor is now available for streaming. This is the first release since Calos D. left and frontman Paul Banks took on his bassist duties. El Pintor will officially drop on September 9. Take a listen HERE. [Stereogum]

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TV Eye: Week of 8/25

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, August 25th: Conan: Grouplove (R) Tuesday, August 26th: Late Show with David Letterman: EMA Conan:Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 25th • Jack White at the Paramount // All Ages (more info) • Kawehi, Julia Massey, Susy Sun at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • David Gray at Marymoor Park Concerts // All Ages (more info)

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