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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Chance of Rain Festival 9/28-10/2

With Decibel Festival ending its incredible decade-long run, there was a void in Seattle that the Chance of Rain Festival is poised to fill. The inaugural five-day fest kicks off tonight, presenting art, fashion, and music in nightly showcases at venues across the city: Q Nightclub, Crocodile, Re-bar, Monkey Loft, Artifact Gallery and the IslanderRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Michael Manahan

Seattle’s Michael Manahan has been a critical figure in the local electronic music community over the past two decades, playing a major role in Starborne Shows/Starborne Sound, Cascadia, and Decibel Festival, as well as through the iconic Seattle nightclub Re-Bar. The driving force behind the new Chance of Rain Festival that launches this year andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

See that sweater Robin Pecknold is wearing? Apparently, the Fleet Foxes frontman took to wearing it so often that a fan created the Tumblr, “Fuck Yeah Robin Pecknold’s Sweater.” This past Spring, during a Reddit AMA, he mentioned he’d been trying to get in touch with the site’s “editor in chief”… and, now it’s happened!Read more…

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Song of the Day: Allah-Las – Could Be You

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Could Be You” by Allah-Las, from theirRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been a long wait, but the new Bon Iver album, 22, A Million, hits stores this Friday. We’ve heard a few new songs already, and today, we’ve got another one: check out the single “8 (a circle)” below, which debuted on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1. You can read more about theRead more…

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Fall Fundraising Drive: You Help Chilly Outsmart Robots

Without DJ Chilly—and music lovers like you—I’d be helpless at the mercy of tiny robots. And algorithms. Ah, science and math, my old nemeses. *shudder* I appreciate Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist—but it’s only as good as the hints you feed it. Repeat-play one Missing Persons track in a moment of nostalgic tomfoolery and your feedRead more…

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Song of the Day: American Wrestlers – Give Up

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Give Up” by American Wrestlers, from theirRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 26th: Cass Mccombs, Hush Arbors at the Tractor Tavern (more info) Dizzy Wright, DJ Hoppa, Audio Push, Mark Battles at Neumos (more info) Laura Marling at the Triple Door (more info)

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In Stores Now 9/26

It’s another strong week of new releases, and don’t forget: KEXP can only discover this new music when you help power us! Consider making a gift to KEXP during the Fall Fundraising Drive. Philadelphia-based band Beach Slang return with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “another excellent set of punkish, Replacements-style rock with loud,Read more…

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