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Throwaway Style: Learning Independence from College Radio

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TakeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Alvvays are due to release their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Antisocialites, on September 8 via Polyvinyl. Today they’ve shared the third single from the new album, “Plimsoll Punks.” It follows the wistful tracks “In Undertow” and “Dreams Tonite.” In a press release the band claims “Plimsoll Punks” is their response to Television Personalities’ 1995 song “Part-Time Punks”Read more…

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Review Revue: Sonic Youth – Sister

It’s been great to see all the celebration of various independent radio stations around the country this week. Part of what makes this series so fun for me is digging through the scribblings of college radio DJs who were on the air around when I was discovering some of my favorite music through college radio.Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Courtneys

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Vancouver BC indie rock group The Courtneys, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 18, with Thunderpussy and Dude York. Listening to The Courtneys feels like blaring out monster guitar chords while laying on the couch,Read more…

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Local Radio Spotlight: KAOS 89.3 FM

When you talk about independent radio stations that have championed Northwest music, you’d be remiss to leave out Olympia’s KAOS 89.3 FM. A hybrid of community radio and college radio with nearby Evergreen State College, KAOS has been a massive force in spotlighting artists outside of the mainstream since it started transmitting in 1973. WhileRead more…

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National Radio Week: Video Roundup with Rodney on the ROQ

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Church – Another Century

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 “Another Century” by The Church from their upcomingRead more…

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National Radio Week: Vin Scelsa (WFMU)

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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National Radio Week: Standing on the KDGE with Josh Venable

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces recently released two new albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines via Sub Pop. The single “Shine A Light” featuring Thaddillac has gotten the video treatment from director Neil Ferron and it’s a little eerie. According to a press release, the black & white clip “tells the story of a half-human/half-goatRead more…

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