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KEXP Suggests: SUB POP USA Book Launch Party 11/29

We love music. We love books about music. And we love parties with music, which makes this Saturday, November 29th kind of a dream come true. Celebrate the recent publication of Bruce Pavitt’s SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery with tunes spun by Beat Happening front manRead more…

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Out This Week 11/25

No, we haven’t time-warped to twenty years ago: on this holiday week, the reissues and anniversary editions dominate the new release list. One of the highlights is the reissue of Flake Music‘s 1997 debut (and sole release) When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return. Flake Music was an early incarnation of The Shins, featuringRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Next year, HBO will broadcast a “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary. Montage of Heck, named after a Cobain mixtape from the 80s, will feature great amounts of previously unheard material. According to a press release, filmmaker Brett Morgen has “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals,Read more…

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Live Video: Mammút at Iceland Airwaves

To call Mammút‘s live act “emotive” is a huge understatement. Frontwoman Kata Mogensen seems to enter a completely different state onstage, even covering herself in fake blood or painting her face ominously, while the rest of the band unleashes a colossal sound. We’ve been fortunate to watch the young group rise to the front ofRead more…

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Live Review: FKA Twigs with BOOTS at Showbox at the Market 11/18/14

Before the Fallon performance, FKA Twigs was a pervasive mystery – a voice and an image spun together in perfect unity to create something entirely other worldly that you felt both drawn to and intimidated by. Maybe it was fear, or maybe it was just mystery, but either way, FKA Twigs was impossible to lookRead more…

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Song of the Day: HOLLY – Easy Company | Interlude

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 “Easy Company | Interlude” byRead more…

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Live Review: Twin Peaks with Meatbodies at Vera Project 11/19/14

All photos by Brittany Brassell This past Wednesday at The Vera Project felt more like an awesome house party with all your friends – somewhere sunny and warm, and where a bunch of grimy dudes are taking turns playing songs in said party house’s dad’s garage – people chilling on the driveway, dancing or thrashingRead more…

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Live Video: Sondre Lerche

“It’s not the average, kind of whiny divorce record… You can dance to half the record and cry your eyes out to the rest of it.” That’s how Sondre Lerche describes his seventh and newest album, Please. Despite the innate heaviness of the subject material, Lerche is eager to explore every facet of the demiseRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, November 24th • Cold Specks at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets at Grand Illusion Cinema // 21+ (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 11/24

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, November 24th: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Interpol Last Call with Carson Daly: Interpol (R)Read more…

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