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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 25th: • Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge, George, WA // All Ages (more info) • Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center // FREE, All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Heaven Adores You: the Elliott Smith Story at Northwest Film Forum // All Ages (more info)

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Video Roundup: Spain

The diversity between different regions in Spain comes across in the food, languages, landscapes and sounds. Spain’s limber musical muscles stretch far and wide, from electronic to hip hop, reggae to rock, traditional to trap and everything in between. Spring and summer festivals are in full bloom, featuring stellar international acts alongside local gems hailingRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/25

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 25th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jose Gonzales (R) Ellen: Fences & Macklemore (R) Tuesday, MayRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Song of the Day: Speedy Ortiz – The Graduates

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “The Graduates” by SpeedyRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day Three: St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Church took place on Sunday at Sasquatch, and Paul Janeway was the officiant, worship leader, and pastor. St. Paul, as he’s otherwise known, was a man possessed led by the Spirit from the second he set on stage with his equally as fiery bandmates in St. Paul & The Broken Bones. From The City, theRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Father John Misty

One clear highlight among a very stacked day of great bands at Sasquatch came from former Seattleite Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, who now calls LA home. Touring on his second album I Love You Honey Bear, recently out on Sub Pop, FJM somehow found a way to make his already dynamic stage show even bigger. The deeply sarcastic balladeer madeRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Of Monsters And Men

Friends of the station Of Monsters And Men have come a long way since KEXP filmed them playing in a living room in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2010. In fact, they’ve come a long way even since the station filmed them playing on a bluff at Sasquatch in 2012. KEXP was one of the earliest to discover thisRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015 Day 2: The War On Drugs

Philadelphia rockers The War On Drugs have been touring tirelessly on the wide success of their third album, 2014’s Lost In The Dream. KEXP listeners voted it as their top album of the year, and with good reason. Singer and songwriter Adam Granduciel wrote the songs during a post-tour period of isolation and depression. But it’s hard to imagineRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: The Budos Band

Staten Island’s The Budos Band tore through a tight set of instrumental funk and soul tinged with a heavy, ominous dose of retro stoner metal. Their set on the Sasquatch main stage drew heavily on their latest album Burnt Offering. This fourth release is a marked departure for the eight-piece band, finding them mining darker, more 70sRead more…

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