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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Friends and Fans Pay Tribute to David Bowie

The world is waking up to the terrible news: iconic artist David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after an 18-month-long battle with cancer. KEXP DJs and listeners have been sharing their stories, feelings, and memories on-air all day, and on social media, Bowie’s friends and admirers have been doing the same.Read more…

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R.I.P. David Bowie

This seems impossible to believe, and the social media is buzzing that it’s a hoax, but this very sad news is true: just days after his 69th birthday, rock icon David Bowie is dead. Both his son and his business manager have confirmed that, after an 18-month battle with cancer, David Bowie passed peacefully onRead more…

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Music That Matters: Happy New Year

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. 494 – Happy New Year 2016 promises to be aRead more…

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KEXP Presents Intergalactic Bowie Day

David Bowie has written and performed some of the most groundbreaking music of the 20th century. His passion for music, art, fashion and theatre has fueled a career that’s influenced numerous generations and captivated the world. And it’s not over yet… It’s the influence of David Bowie that inspired Northwest Polite Society (NWPS) to organizeRead more…

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Announcing the 2016 Coachella Music Festival Lineup

The rumors are true: LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses will reunite to headline the 2016 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, with Calvin Harris headlining the final night.

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KEXP’s Audioasis Presents: MASZER, WILD POWWERS and Evening Bell this Friday!

This Friday, January 8th, KEXP’s Audioasis presents an evening of cosmic roots-rock, garage glam and desert psychedelia with Seattle bands MASZER, WILD POWWERS and Evening Bell. Headliners MASZER recently dazzled audiences at Macefield Music Fest and LoFi with their blend of classic psych rock, desert drone and Middle Eastern grooves (principle song-writer David T. Rapaport,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: The Juan MacLean

The Juan MacLean is the stage name of talented electronic musician and DJ John MacLean. While his roots trace back to post-hardcore Sub Pop band Six Finger Satellite in the first half of the 1990s, he’s been a force on the revered DFA Records label for over a decade with three critically-acclaimed albums and aRead more…

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Music That Matters: Death by Unga Bunga Is a Hell of a Way to Go

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 493 – Death by Unga Bunga Is a Hell ofRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Patti Smith // photo credit: Brittney Bollay (view set) Monday, January 4th: • KEXP, STG, and True West Presents Patti Smith at the Moore Theatre // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, January 5th: • KEXP, STG, and True West Presents Patti Smith at the Moore Theatre // All Ages (more info) Wednesday, January 6th: •Read more…

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