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TV Eye: Week of 9/8

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, September 8th: Late Show with David Letterman: Spoon Conan: Alt-J Last Call with Carson Daly:Read more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Late Night Lachrymosity (A Breakup Inspired Mix)

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. 424 - Late Night Lachrymosity (A Breakup Inspired Mix) KEXP’sRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Vote For Your Top 12 Artists of All Time

Nothing gets your morning going like the pipin’-hot hits on KEXP, and all throughout the day, we keep you going with the freshest, most delicious new music. And, during the 2014 Fall Fundraising Drive, we want to know: Who are your Top 12 Artists of All Time? Starting at 8:00 AM PST today, we wantRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Bartfest 2014 9/5-9/7

Finally! A reason to go to Spokane! This weekend, September 5th through 7th, launches the First Annual Bartfest, a music festival organized by a new all-ages venue in the small Washington town, The Bartlett. Together, with Nyne Bar located next door, they’ll host a three-day indoor festival smack-dab in the middle of downtown Spokane onRead more...

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Song Premiere: Purling Hiss - Forcefield of Solitude

When you name your album Weirdon, you set an expectation, and the Philly-based lo-fi project Purling Hiss certainly deliver on the track “Forcefield of Solitude,” which KEXP is proud to premiere on air at 1PM today. The album hits shelves September 23rd on Drag City Records. Purling Hiss began in 2009 as a solo home-recordingRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Rose Windows

When Rose Windows released their debut album last year, it was obvious that the Seattle music scene was in for something special. Founded by songwriter Chris Cheveyo in 2010, Rose Windows has become a band that delivers the perfect amount of ’60s nostalgia while still sounding unlike anyone else. When Cheveyo started recruiting musicians toRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: The Reverend Horton Heat

With a career spanning three decades and eleven studio albums, The Reverend Horton Heat has set the standard for rockabilly music. Texas born singer-songwriter Jim Heath worked behind the scenes as a sound guy for many bands in Dallas before he decided to step into the spotlight and start his own band in 1985. WhenRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 9/1

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, September 1st: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: Jack White (R) Jimmy Kimmel Live: BobRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Valerie June

With a voice nurtured by her Tennessee church roots, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Valerie June skillfully combines gospel, folk, bluegrass, and a bevy of other genres in her music. Known for her distinct voice, June was determined to succeed as a solo artist and taught herself to play guitar, ukelele, and banjo. She’s been active since 2006, self-releasing three albumsRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 1st • Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival at Seattle Center // All Ages (more info) Wednesday, September 3rd • Earth, King Dude at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • The Flavr Blue (DJ Set) + Kung Foo Grip at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Spits, Constant Lovers, Unnatural HelpersRead more...

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