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Song of the Day: Prom Queen – Black Magic

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 “Black Magic” by Seattle’s Prom Queen fromRead more…

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Album Review: Mas Ysa – Seraph

Thomas Arsenault is not afraid of feeling. He did it in droves on his debut EP Worth, and he does it again on this week’s full length effort Seraph. On song after song, Mas Ysa brings joy, pain, abandon, doubt, and suffering in quantities that most bands hope to capture once in their career. Meanwhile,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Revolution Girl Style Now! Or, err, September 22nd, when Northwest icons Bikini Kill release their 1991 demo tape of the same name on vinyl, CD, and digitally, via Bikini Kill Records. The reissue will also feature three previously unreleased tracks. The cassette was originally recorded by Pat Maley in Olympia, and will be re-mixed andRead more…

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Review Revue: Skinny Puppy – Bites

I could have sworn I had covered an album by Pacific NW industrial (Or are they? More on that below.) legends Skinny Puppy in this space before, but unless Google is lying to me, I have not. (And if Google is lying to us now, we have bigger problems than whether or not I’m writingRead more…

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Watch Live Streaming Video from Pickathon!

This weekend, on July 31st through August 2nd, Pickathon, the Northwest’s premiere roots festival, returns to the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon. And once again, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing happen thanks to the festival’s live video webcast. From your very own porch, couch or office, you can see and hearRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Parklife

Join KEXP DJs Michele Myers, Miss Ashley, Chilly, and more at Westlake Park for KEXP Parklife this August! With DJs hand-spinning tunes every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Parklife is sure to brighten up your summer afternoons with music, dancing, and positive vibes all around. Parklife is an event put on as part of theRead more…

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Live Video: Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles

Effortlessly weaving notes together to create airy, meandering harmonies, Shana Cleveland truly shines in the KEXP studio. In comparing Cleveland’s other music project La Luz, which has has quickly gained a respectable fan base over the past years, Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles‘ 6-year timeline is certainly much more laid back and chill, and it shows.Read more…

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Song of the Day: The Cairo Gang – Be What You Are

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 “Be What You Are”Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 3: Wet, DIIV, Sol and Friends

Day 3 at Capitol Hill Block Party beckoned in a strong line up that brought in crowds despite the rainy weather. Wet kicked off Sunday on the main stage and set the tone for the rest of the day. DIIV brought their brand of effortlessly cool post-rock next before Sol bid Capitol Hill Block PartyRead more…

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Project Pabst, Day 2: Passion Pit, Buzzcocks, Weezer

When Passion Pit broke through at the end of the ’00s, they were a band bristling with potential, but still discovering how to follow through as a live band. Although frontman Michael Angelakos’ health struggles gave the touring cycle behind their sophomore effort Gossamer a rough start, by the end of the touring cycle, PassionRead more…

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