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KEXP Q&A: Melodie Knight

interview by Tara Kelly Kearns Although she now lives in Paris, France, Melodie Knight is a name that still rings throughout Seattle’s recent music history. Graced with a lovely voice, dynamic stage presence, and a charismatic personality, it doesn’t take long for people to be drawn to her. These traits have afforded her many opportunities,Read more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2014

Hey, are you going to be in Austin, TX, during SXSW next week? If you are, come join KEXP at Mellow Johnny’s Bike shop for three days of free music. During the 2014 South by Southwest Music Conference, KEXP is teaming up with our friends Distiller Promo, Sub Pop + Hardly Art, and Merge RecordsRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 3rd • B.B. King, Ayron Jones & The Way at the Moore Theatre // All Ages (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 3/3

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 3rd Late Show With David Letterman: Future Islands Jimmy Kimmel Live: Fitz & theRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Winter Recovery

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. 397 - Winter Recovery Positive, upbeat and all very newRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 3/8

This Friday, March 8th, KEXP’s Community Partnerships Initiative presents a benefit show for Nick of Time Foundation, featuring Campfire OK, Tango Alpha Tango, and The Green Pajamas. Nick of Time Foundation is dedicated to educating schools, athletes, families, and communities about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and death in young people. On average, a seemingly healthyRead more...

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Black History Month Spotlight: Bad Brains

For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. Brian Foss, one of the hosts of Sonic Reducer on KEXP, chose iconic punk band Bad Brains. When Bad Brains hit the scene in 1977, they made waves in the DC hardcore scene, at firstRead more...

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Sub Pop and KEXP Announce Mudhoney Space Needle 12″ for Record Store Day

Once again, Sub Pop and KEXP are teaming up to present a very special Record Store Day release! In 2012, we offered the now out-of-print and highly-coveted Shabazz Palaces: Live at KEXP EP. And, now, in 2014, we will offer: Mudhoney On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle LP.

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Spring Fundraising Drive: A Message from DJ Darek Mazzone

KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone is out of town and unable to be on the air, but he still wanted to share his passion for listener-powered radio and his show Wo’Pop in particular. Watch his video below: If you journey with Darek Mazzone every Tuesday night, help power his show and the music you hear withRead more...

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Black History Month Spotlight: Roy Brown

For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. Leon Berman, host of Shake the Shack on KEXP, chose Rockabilly artist Roy Brown. It’s often been noted that Elvis Presley was heavily influenced by “black music,” and one of those artists that led theRead more...

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