Category Archives: KEXP Presents

KEXP Presents: Death and Music with John Richards

Every year, KEXP DJ John Richards produces the “Mom Show,” a beautiful three-hour program of remembrance and reflection. The show began as a memorial for his own mother after she passed away from cancer, and with an outpouring of support from KEXP listeners, has evolved into a tribute to all our loved ones who haveRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2014 Starts Tomorrow!

It’s 37 degrees in Reykjavik, and KEXP is setting up at Kex Hostel for four days of incredible live music. Iceland Airwaves festival is just getting warmed up (it officially kicks off tomorrow), but things are already hot here at the hippest hostel in Iceland. We’ve brought along all the necessary equipment to broadcast live performances ofRead more…

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KEXP Presents: The Spooky Roadhouse Benefit Show

Help build KEXP’s New Home by celebrating Halloween in the darkest shadows of…The Spooky Roadhouse. Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, invites you to a very special Halloween party to help build KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center.

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KEXP Presents: 2014 Halloween Kids Dance Party

This Sunday, October 26th, KEXP will host its annual Halloween Kids Dance Party! This will be the harvest party of the year, hosted by John Richards and featuring KEXP DJs Darek Mazzone, DJ Chilly, Miss Ashley and DJ Shannon! What’s special about this party? This year, we’ve expanded into two rooms! We’ll be taking overRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Reykjavik Calling this Saturday… free show at Neumos!

This weekend, Reykjavik Calling returns! On Saturday, October 11, at Neumos, KEXP presents the fifth installment of this cross-cultural musical exploration featuring pairings and creative collaborations between musicians from sister cities Seattle and Reykjavik, Iceland. Best of all, admission is free! This year’s lineup includes Júníus Meyvant paired with Eric Anderson of Cataldo, Sóley withRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Macefield Music Festival Oct 3-4

With a focus on Northwest music, and set in our beloved Ballard, Macefield Music Festival is the music festival that brings it all home, this Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th. Few things seem more emblematic to the Northwest than the festival’s spirited, independent namesake, Ballard’s legendary Edith Macefield, who refused to sell herRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Tag 2.0 (A Marco Collins Experiment) 8/21

Tag! This Thursday is IT, as former KEXP DJ Marco Collins will host Tag 2.0, an experimental music project, at Chop Suey. Tomorrow night, August 21st, five artists will perform, and for each of them, their last song must segue into the following artist’s first song, and so on, throughout the night. Bands are onlyRead more…

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KEXP Presents: The 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival 8/15-17

You’ll be happy to have the blues this weekend! KEXP is proud to team up with The Royal Room, The Columbia City Theater, and American Standard Time to present the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival in Seattle this Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th. Together, we’re bringing together some of Seattle’s finest bandsRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Pizzafest IV 8/14-16

There’s not much better than music, except maybe pizza, so when you combine the two, WATCH OUT! KEXP is proud to team up with Rainier Beer and Big Marios Pizza to sponsor the Fourth Annual Pizzafest, from Thursday, August 14th through Saturday, August 16th, here in Seattle. The greasy weekend kicks off Thursday at theRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Pianos in the Parks 7/17-8/17

We love our city, and we love music, which is why KEXP is thrilled to be a sponsor of the Pianos in the Parks campaign in Seattle! From July 17th through August 18th, twenty wayward pianos will be placed in parks across Seattle. These pianos were previously languishing in landfills and recycling centers, and willRead more…

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