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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Octave Noire

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 cinematic electronic artist Patrick Moriceau, who performs under theRead more…

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A Note About Federal Funding for Public Media and KEXP

By Tom Mara, KEXP Executive Director Recently, many KEXP listeners have reached out to me to express concern about the future of federal support for public media through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or CPB. This morning, we learned that President Trump’s proposed budget includes the elimination of federal funding for CPB. This past year,Read more…

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2017 Spring Fundraising Drive: You Make KEXP Special

Maybe you were in the Gathering Space for our Bed-In for Peace or saw a public In-studio performance by Minneapolis underground hip hop legend P.O.S. or Austra from Montreal. You could have been at home listening to the fifth annual International Clash Day or enjoying Banned in the USA during your morning commute. Spring Drive isRead more…

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R.I.P. Jonathan Moore

On Wednesday, March 8th, Seattle hip-hop pioneer Jonathan Moore passed away at the age of 47. While details of his death have not been shared, friends and fans knew he had been ailing. Just last year, The Physics and Jake One held a benefit show at The Crocodile for his medical fund, after Moore’s bodyRead more…

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Music That Matters: Doopity Doo Doo Doo

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. 555 – Doopity Doo Doo Doo This is the doopityRead more…

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Why Soviet Soviet Weren’t Live on The Morning Show Yesterday

UPDATE 3/10/2017 3:30 PM: When asked by KEXP for a comment, the Department of Homeland Security maintained the position that the band lacked the proper visa for entry into the United States. DHS did not immediately respond to a question as to whether the use of prison cells and handcuffs is standard operating procedure forRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis LIVE Broadcast from the Sound Off! Finals 3/11

Last month, week after week, some of the most talented young musicians in Seattle battled it out on the Sky Church stage at MoPOP. This Saturday, March 11th, four of the finest finalists will battle it out to be the 2017 Sound Off! winner, and KEXP will be there to capture it as it happens.Read more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: The Madcaps

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 Rennes-based rock band The Madcaps. DJ Morgan says ofRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Kim Thayil of Soundgarden on Ultramega OK

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, a former DJ at KEXP (KCMU), was kind enough to stop by the KEXP studios to share his thoughts on a multitude of topics and one of the most exciting nuggets he shared was the news that the band had taken back the rights to 1988’s Ultramega OK from SST, in orderRead more…

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¡El Sonido va a SXSW!

Not merely content to whisk listeners all over the Latin music world every Monday night, KEXP’s DJ Chilly is bringing El Sonido to Austin, Texas, for a series of SXSW showcases. If you are in town for the festival, don’t miss these rare opportunities to catch these acts on our shores. First up, on Wednesday,Read more…

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