Category Archives: Kevin Cole

Host of “The Afternoon Show” (Mon-Fri, 2-6 pm): A diverse mix of new releases, “sneak-peaks” at forthcoming releases, seminal vintage tracks, rarities, b-sides, and in-studio performances. I attempt to surprise, delight, educate, and enlighten, juxtaposing seemingly incongruous styles in a way that creates context, meaning, or a good laugh.

Song of the Day: Hiss Golden Messenger – When the Wall Falls Down

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “When the Wall ComesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is the title track “ModernRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ghostpoet – Immigrant Boogie

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Immigrant Boogie” by Ghostpoet from the 2017Read more…

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Song of the Day: Blis. – Take Me Home

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Take Me Home” by Blis. from theRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Replacements – Takin’ A Ride (Live)

February 1986. Four scrappy dudes from Minneapolis — Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, his brother Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars — took the stage at Maxwell’s, the now legendary (and defunct) Hoboken venue. It was a memorable show for the now legendary (and defunct) band The Replacements. They had just made their major label debut withRead more…

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R.I.P. Grant Hart

Grant Hart, drummer and co-founder of the influential punk trio Hüsker Dü, has passed away at the age of 56. His wife, Brigid McGough, confirmed to NPR that he died Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota Medical Center of complications from liver cancer and hepatitis. On Facebook, his former bandmate Bob Mould writes “GrantRead more…

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Song of the Day: Octo Octa – Fleeting Moments of Freedom (Wooo)

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Fleeting Moments of Freedom (Wooo)”Read more…

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Song of the Day: Lone – Mind’s Eye Melody

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Mind’s Eye Melody” by Lone from theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Moses Hightower – Mjóddin

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Mjóddin” by Moses Hightower from their 2017Read more…

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National Radio Week: The Hard Report on REV 105 with Kevin Cole

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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