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KEXP Suggests: Inside the Music of KEXP at KEXP’s New Home

It’s your last week to step Inside the Music of KEXP, a collaboration between KEXP and Microsoft 4,000 square feet of currently vacant office space is transformed into an interactive installation. Check it out Monday through Friday from 12 PM – 7 PM, or Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM. The exhibitRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

After going completely radio silent – get it? – Radiohead has popped back up on social media. They’ve posted a claymation clip to instagram, which shows a woman tied to a tree as part of an odious religious practice. This seems to follow the “Burn the Witch” themed leaflets the band sent to UK fansRead more…

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El Sonido: ¡Chile-po!

This week in El Sonido guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some of her favorite artists from Santiago de Chile. (¡in English y en español!): Like most folk, I have an enormous bucket list of cities. Places to visit all over the world, all for different reasons. However, out of all those cities, Santiago de ChileRead more…

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Live Review: Gallant with ZHU at Showbox 4/29/16

If there was one Prince tribute to catch at Coachella last weekend, it was “Purple Rain” as done by indie rock god Sufjan Stevens, featuring lead vocals from a mysterious and absolutely wondrous new voice, Gallant. This isn’t the first time Sufjan has teamed up with Gallant. At the turn of the new year, GallantRead more…

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Song of the Day: Africaine 808 – The Awakening

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 Awakening” by Africaine 808 from theirRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 2nd: • KEXP & Seattle Goodwill present Ivan & Alyosha, Lemolo, Evening Bell at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, May 3rd: Floating Points, Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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In Stores Now 5/2

It’s true: KEXP is playing the new Beyoncé. Don’t be too surprised, though — KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a powerful set of expansive R&B blended with hip hop, electro-pop, reggae, blues-rock, gospel, New Orleans brass band music and more, combining a dark, decidedly non-glossy sound with her versatile, soulful vocals andRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/2

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 2nd: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mash-up Monday with Of Monsters & Men At Work TheRead more…

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Monday Music News

So, last night, Radiohead mysteriously disappeared from the internet… Their website is blank, and their Facebook fan page is an empty page with no avatar or banner. Over on Twitter, the main Radiohead account now reads “@radiohead hasn’t tweeted yet,” and frontman Thom Yorke’s personal account has been obliterated, too. (It’s business as usual forRead more…

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Live Review: Låpsley with Morly at Chop Suey 4/27/16

XL Records is entering a very fun new chapter – chapter six to be exact. Last fall (and this spring with the physical edition), the label released Chapter VI, the first entry in their ongoing electronic compilation series since Chapter V back in 1995. The label has seen a ridiculous amount of growth since then,Read more…

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