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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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Live Video: 2017 Sound Off! Finalists

This Saturday, March 11th, MoPOP hosts this year’s finals of Sound Off!. KEXP will broadcast the competition live on air as part of Audioasis, our local music show. The pairing is perfect, as not only is Sound Off! the Northwest’s premiere 21-and-under battle of the bands, but many past artists have achieved greater fame andRead more…

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Music that Matters: Musical WonderMENT

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. 554 – Musical WonderMENT DJ Kevin Cole shares some ofRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Trad.Attack!

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 Estonian trio Trad.Attack! DJ Morgan says of our experienceRead more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part Two

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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F*ck Cancer: A KEXP Video Roundup

On Thursday, March 2nd, KEXP presents Music Heals, a collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the storiesRead more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part One

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Proper Ornaments – Back Pages

by Micah Frederick 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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Back Pages”Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/27

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, February 27th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: 2 Chainz featuring Gucci Mane Late NightRead more…

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