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R.I.P. Merle Haggard

As Country/Western icon Merle Haggard turned 79 years old today, he also sadly passed away this morning at home near Redding, CA. Haggard’s manager confirms the Grammy Award-winning artist had been battling double pneumonia, and had spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage earlier this year. The celebrated singer/songwriter burst ontoRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade is the alias of Nabihah Iqbal, a London-based artist, emerging electronic producer, and stand-out DJ/presenter on NTS Radio. Her new EP, House of Silk, marked her first release for revered UK label Ninja Tune Records, the latest accomplishment from this Cambridge graduate that also practices international human rights law. Her exclusive mix forRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 4th: • Freddie Gibbs, ILLFIGHTYOU, Chaz French, Cool Nutz, DJ Mike Ramos at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • Operators, Bogan Via at The Sunset // 21+ (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 4/4

Monday, April 4th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Explosions in the Sky The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Wild Belle Last Call with Carson Daly: Gems Tuesday, April 5th: Conan: Aurora Wednesday, April 6th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Autolux The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kacey Musgraves Last Call with CarsonRead more…

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Music That Matters: The Understated Elegance of Iceberg Lettuce

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. 506 – The Understated Elegance of Iceberg Lettuce This weekRead more…

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What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 28th: • SOLD OUT Iggy Pop at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Sidekicks, Pinegrove at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • White Denim, Sam Cohen at Neumos //Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 3/28

Monday, March 28th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Frightened Rabbit Late Night with Seth Meyers: Stanton Moore The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bonnie Raitt Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Gilmour Last Call with Carson Daly: Flatbush Zombies, Pusha T Ellen: Leon Bridges (R) Tuesday, March 29th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael StipeRead more…

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Rabbit In Your Headlights: A KEXP Easter Video Roundup

Easter is right around the corner, this Sunday, March 27th. Though widely regarded as a Christian holiday, it’ll come as no surprise that the pagans have their hand in this holiday’s traditions, too. Apparently in medieval times, rabbits were thought to be hermaphrodites who could reproduce without loss of virginity… kinda like the Virgin Mary,Read more…

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Music That Matters: The Shining Path

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. 505 – The Shining Path Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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