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Live Video: KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening

Last month, KEXP officially opened the doors to our new home. To celebrate, we invited all our friends. Thousands of listeners and supporters showed up to our all-day party, featuring many of our favorite artists performing. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Bob Mould and Deep Sea Diver wowed the crowd outside in the Seattle Center’sRead more…

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Live Video: José González

Fifty fans christened KEXP’s live room during an exclusive tear-soaked performance with José González, all to benefit KEXP’s New Home. The Swedish singer-songwriter, whose history with KEXP dates back over a decade, broke listeners’ hearts for a full set of gorgeous, heartbreaking bliss, while sharing songs from throughout his catalog. Rarely does a hushed performanceRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Car Seat Headrest

Here we are at the end of KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening: one long day, well over 7,000 guests, countless bottles of KEXP Transistor IPA, and 7 acts later, it’s time for our closer. KEXP’s Gathering Space has been filled to capacity since the day began, but this time the cool night air battles the emanatingRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Deep Sea Diver

At 7PM during KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening, we were blessed with a magic hour: the sun had passed behind our wall but the dusk was still light. A crowd of fans spilled out into the courtyard from having just witnessed Hey Marseilles in the standing room only Gathering Space of KEXP. Now, they could coolRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are recent legends and have become one of KEXP’s core artists. The band, and the Daptones label that it represents, were the main force behind the soul funk revival of the last fifteen years, the stylistic rebirth that bands ranging from The Alabama Shakes to The Budos Band haveRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles are another band that feel close to the  KEXP DNA – a group of Seattle boys that developed a sound quite unlike anything else coming out of our city, they’ve brought their talent through our studio before, so they were a perfect band to fit into a day of celebrating both our pastRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Bob Mould

Bob Mould occupies an important role in the history of American rock, having been behind seminal groups like Hüsker Dü and Sugar and then pursuing a lengthy and varied solo career. So his appearance at our Grand Opening was particularly exciting for rock veterans and the grunge sector. He eschewed what we normally think of whenRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Samaris

Icelandic heartthrobs Samaris are familiar to KEXP’s most loyal fans, but they were clearly a surprise and a radical departure to the newcomers. The trio – vocalist, clarinetist, and beat maker/DJ – had the burden of having to follow-up Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings inside the Gathering Space, but they immediately rose to theRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks and KEXP have history together, and as they took the stage they were immediately sincere and earnest in their thanks: not being from Seattle can be hard on folks, and they explained that their long involvement with the station, in particular with DJ John Richards, have been what has made Seattle feelRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Grace Love, David Bazan, Sera Cahoone, DoNormaal, Mark Pickerel

Inside the vast, vaulted KEXP Gathering Space, lit by the streaming sun and the morning rise smell of coffee coming from La Marzocco, the crowd was thick all the way back to the walls – a sea of faces with smiling children popping up from astride parent’s shoulders. Reggae played quietly over the speakers, and the backRead more…

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