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.

Music That Matters: Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2015

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. 460 – Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2015 DJ Kevin Cole presentsRead more…

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Video Roundup: Recycling Beats on Earth Day

Despite what Dramarama say, today is Earth Day! All day long, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will spotlight recycling and reuse with a day of music featuring sampled music, re-using beats and recycling old songs to create new ones. Speaking of recycling, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships presents a special benefit showRead more…

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Record Store Day 2015: DJ Kevin Cole’s Picks

One of my favorite days of the year is fast approaching — Record Store Day, an international holiday for record collectors and music lovers! A day to celebrate the role of the independent record store in the community, as a gathering space to discover, share, and experience the joy of music and community! And toRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Bloom Beyond

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. 455 – Bloom Beyond Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole deliversRead more…

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Song of the Day: St. Kilda – September

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “September” by St. Kilda fromRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Change Your Mind

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. 451 – Change Your Mind Afternoon Show host Kevin ColeRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Secret Past of KEXP DJ Kevin Cole

You know him as host of the Afternoon Show and Senior Director of Programming at KEXP, but before moving to Seattle in 1998, Kevin Cole was the house DJ at First Avenue in Minneapolis, started and managed record stores, helped build and launch the legendary radio station Rev 105, and started one of the country’sRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Warm Sounds For Winter

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. 443 – Warm Sounds For Winter Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – What Happened to My Brother

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “What Happened to My Brother”Read more…

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Kevin Cole’s Song of the Year: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay

My favorite song of the year is “Color Decay” by Icelandic singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant. I wasn’t blown away by the song the first time I heard it, but it’s not that type of song. It’s deceptively subtle, with a quality that pulled me in, haunted me, and made me want to listen to it again,Read more…

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