Category Archives: KEXP

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Music That Matters: What Do You See?

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 562 – What Do You See? Sonic Reducer host JennRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Ruler

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features Seattle indie rocker Ruler, performing Saturday, May 13 on the Barsuk stage. If you’ve been around the Seattle music scene long enough, you’ve almost surelyRead more…

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Friday Music News

CHVRCHES have teamed up with actress Kristen Stewart for a live version of their track “Down Side of Me,” which can be found on the box set 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood (with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood, natch). In a press release, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says the track, “was not writtenRead more…

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Live Review: Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles at Paramount Theatre 4/15/2017

It is a truly beautiful sight to see a swarm of of black t-shirts filling up the halls of an 89-year old theater. A strikingly atypical one, considering the venue’s usual programming, but a beautiful one nonetheless. Mastodon’s return to Seattle coincided not just with the Georgia outfit’s most focused (and perhaps not coincidentally, theirRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Vagina Town

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week, we present Nantes-based garage rock combo Vagina Town: DJ Morgan saysRead more…

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Song of the Day: LAKE – Turn Around

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Turn Around” by Olympia indie-pop actRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Punk Rock Flea Market at Seattle Center 4/29 + 4/30

This weekend, Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, KEXP is proud to co-host the Punk Rock Flea Market alongside our neighbors at the The Vera Project and SIFF. More than 100 vendors will be scattered across our three buildings, and there will be DJs, booze, food, and live music from Bacteria, The Derelicts, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’re just a week away from PJ Harvey‘s first Seattle show in five years, and just when we thought we couldn’t be more excited, she goes and drops a new single outta nowhere. Stream the track “A Dog Called Money” below, arriving tomorrow via a double-A side digital single with “I’ll Be Waiting.” Both songsRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: MASZER

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features pysch-rock outfit MASZER, performing Thursday, May 11 on the Tractor stage. MASZER is built on maximalism. Whether they’re indulging in wayward desert jams or dreamy,Read more…

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Review Revue: Ramones – Subterranean Jungle

Here’s another one: How is this the first time I’ve covered a Ramones album in this almost decade-long series of blog posts? I mean, the Ramones! Come on! Is there a more influential band with a deeper catalog more filled with albums that college radio DJs are likely to have intensely critical and controversial opinionsRead more…

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