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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1 – Head Wound City, DJDS, Zoolab, DoNormaal, & Nail Polish

Twenty freaking years. That’s how long this ridiculous party has been going on in Capitol Hill. Every July, we all march up the hill and pack out the block for a madcap weekend of music and festivities at the Capitol Hill Block Party. $1 Rainiers at Sam’s, free snacks everywhere, the Bus trying to getRead more…

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Music that Matters: Land of Pines

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. 522 – Land of Pines Music from Pinegrove, Pinemen, and aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 7/23 + 7/24

“I don’t think it’s a bad thing for The Melvins to be The Melvins,and mean what they mean. I think it’s a rare thing.” — Chris Cornell There’s a superhero element to the way The Melvins documentary is being promoted, from the poster (designed by Shepard Fairey) to the title of the film: The ColossusRead more…

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Friday Music News

New York synthpop duo Chairlift have shared a surprise, new track called “Get Real” on Spotify. They first mentioned the song on twitter 3 years ago, but it was never officially released, until now. It’s a smooth, soulful number that showcases Caroline Polachek’s amazing vocals. [SPIN] Last year, Thom Yorke and Patti Smith performed atRead more…

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KEXP DJs Sound Off: Capitol Hill Block Party Picks

Music lovers across the Northwest are pretty pumped for this weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, and you’d be hard pressed to find a bigger bunch of music nerds than the KEXP DJs. (We mean that as a compliment!) So, who are your on-air hosts excited to see at the festival? Find out below! John Richards:Read more…

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Live Video: Tacocat

One of Seattle’s most notable feminist impetuses is the outfit Tacocat. The Capitol Hill four-piece has not only perfected their glamorously zany fashion, but also how they articulate their outspoken pop punk panache via satirical songs like “I Hate the Weekend” and “The Internet”. Having recently released their third album, Lost Time, on Hardly Art, theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Versing – Early Spring

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 “Early Spring” by Versing from their 2016 EP, NudeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

For the single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” Phantogram seem pretty pissed about not getting high anymore. Watch the New York duo tear apart a house in the desert in this clip directed by Grant Singer, and filmed at the Salton Sea, a drought-afflicted saline lake in Southern California. In an interview with FADER,Read more…

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Review Revue: Killing Joke – Fire Dances

One thing about browsing through the KEXP stacks is that you never know when you’ll come across something that should probably be in a museum, and not on a shelf where some grubby-fingered scribe such as myself can pull it out, snap a picture of the cover, and transcribe the pithy comments scrawled on it.Read more…

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Live Video: Twin Peaks

If the Rolling Stones had started their career in 2014 Chicago, they might have been called Twin Peaks. Having evolved out of their 2010 airy psychedelia origins, the youngsters have released Wild Onion (2014) and Down in Heaven (2016) that demonstrate textures reminiscent of the early 70s era of warm rock ‘n’ roll hits to produce a new generation of garageRead more…

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