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Song of the Day: Worriers – The Possibility

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Possibility” by WorriersRead more…

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Song of the Day: Matt Emery – Empire

Written by Adam Rothbarth Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, isRead more…

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Music Heals: Mental Health Organizations Spotlight

This Thursday, October 12th, KEXP presents Music Heals: Mental Health, a day of programming to call attention to the public health crisis that is depression and anxiety and how music can help you know you’re not alone. Over the next few days, DJs John Richards and Kevin Cole will be airing interviews with some ofRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/9

Over the past few weeks, DJ Kevin Cole has been premiering tracks from the new 2-disc set The Replacements For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986, which is now in stores. The collection features remastered versions of a show taped with a 24-track mobile studio, with new liner notes by Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys:Read more…

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Music That Matters: Sidestep The Spiral

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. 585 – Sidestep The Spiral DJ Kevin Cole surfs theRead more…

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Live Review: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at the Neptune Theatre 10/3

Review by Emily Slider, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 brought the house down at the Neptune Theater on Wednesday, October 3rd. Supporting his latest release, Struggle Sounds (out now on Sony Masterworks), his music burst from the stage painting a picture of the socio-political landscape in Nigeria. EachRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Replacements – Color Me Impressed

Tomorrow, Friday, October 6th, Rhino Records are releasing The Replacements For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986, a two-disc set capturing The Replacements at their mid-career best. Last month, KEXP premiered the live version of “Takin’ A Ride,” and today, we share the band’s ramshackle take on “Color Me Impressed.” Tune in today to The AfternoonRead more…

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Saying Goodbye to A.O. Hamer’s One-Of-A-Kind Mural

Sometimes good things must come to an end. After a year-and-a-half run, A.O. Hamer’s temporary site-specific mural has come down. We’re sad to see it go, and we appreciate the imaginative portal to Seattle Center that it provided for visitors from all over the world. The artist’s vibrant installation appeared adjacent to KEXP in AprilRead more…

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R.I.P. Tom Petty

Rock icon Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66, following a full cardiac arrest on Sunday night that left him with no brain activity. On Monday, October 2nd, the decision was made to pull him off life support. His longtime manager Tony Dimitriades released the following statement: “On behalf of the TomRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/2

Paris-based French-Cuban sister duo Ibeyi share their sophomore LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz “another stunning, beautifully crafted blend of electro-pop, soul, hip-hop and traditional Cuban percussion, combining a spacious, beat-driven sound with their celestial harmonies and empowering lyrics.” Local guys Versing debut with “an impressive setRead more…

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