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Live Review: Say Hi with Unlikely Friends at Barboza 12/12/14

Holy shit, Say Hi knows how to get the party started on a Friday night at 9PM! I honestly think I saw more empty drink cups and shot glasses lining the Barboza shelf of subwoofers tonight than I’ve ever seen at their weekly Saturday night dance gigs. In a city on a hill where weRead more…

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KEXP Presents: 2014 Yule Benefit at Neumos this Saturday!

It’s the most wonderful time of year… if “wonderful” actually means insanely busy. All the more reason to make some time for the music and attend KEXP’s 2014 Yule Benefit! It’s back and better than ever. This year features an amazing line-up of artists — Strand of Oaks, Cymbals Eat Guitars, S, and Cabana —Read more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cheryl Waters

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting has ended, but tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks made the list. The War on Drugs // photo by Renata Steiner (view set) CherylRead more…

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Song of the Day: Smokey Brights – If I Can’t Change Your Mind

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 “If I Can’t Change YourRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends TODAY, Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Out This Week 12/16

The new releases list gets smaller and smaller as we get closer and closer to the end of the year. A few highlights do stand out, especially the long-awaited new album from R&B artist D’Angelo. After 15 years, he returns with his third album, Black Messiah, featuring production by ?uestlove. (Stream the album on theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Decemberists shared an artsy, lyric video for their latest track, “The Wrong Year.” It’s a charming folk song, complete with descriptive lyrics and a stunning string section. Their upcoming album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, will be out on January 20. Local band Dude York just premiered a new video forRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2014, Part 2

For the last two weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top Ten Albums of 2014 lists, and yesterday we also shared picks from some of the dedicated people who work behind the scenes at KEXP as staff, volunteers and interns. Below, we share Top Ten Albums of 2014 lists from more of theseRead more…

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Live Review: HAERTS & Mikky Ekko at The Crocodile 12/13/14

For all of those in attendance at the Crocodile on Saturday night, rest assured that you got see a show that will never, ever happen again. Tonight, we saw Columbia and RCA’s freshest flagship acts play a co-headlining date showing off records that are only crawling up the charts as we speak, and this willRead more…

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Live Video: ADHD at Iceland Airwaves

The guys from ADHD keep busy with a multitude of projects, but that’s not to say they distract easily. In fact, since forming on a whim in 2008, this award-winning Icelandic super-group of sorts has produced five albums of expressive avant jazz. But still, bringing brothers Óskar and Ómar Guðjónsson (saxophone and guitar respectively), DavíðRead more…

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