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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Review: Bill Frisell, A Portrait

Bill Frisell, A Portrait (Australia | 2017 | 114 minutes | directed by Emma Franz) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Tuesday, May 23 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place You may very well have passed Bill Frisell on the streets of Seattle, and not even realized youRead more…

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Northwest Music Community Remembers Chris Cornell

Word of Chris Cornell‘s death late Wednesday night was a blow to the music community, but for Seattle it feels even more personal. Cornell was a cornerstone artist for the Northwest. From Soundgarden to Temple of the Dog and Audioslave to his solo work, Cornell helped define the “Seattle sound” with his iconic voice. TryingRead more…

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Video Premiere: Shelby Earl – James

Shelby Earl‘s voice is a coveted gift. Google her name plus the word “heartbreaking” and you’ll get endless results. With her mournful vibrato and aching howls, it’s no wonder she’s an artist many turn to in their most aching moments. However, that’s just one facet of what Earl’s capable of. On her latest album, TheRead more…

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Song of the Day: Chemtrails – Deranged

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Deranged” from Chemtrails off their new EP,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sister musicians Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Allison Crutchfield ofSwearin’ got together to cover Sleater-Kinney‘s “Modern Girl” for Vulture Festival in New York over the weekend. Before their solo careers, the Crutchfield’s were in the beloved pop punk band P.S. Eliot, which broke up in 2011. Allison Crutchfield released her debut solo album Tourist In This Town a few monthsRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Versing

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we are featuring artists performing during FolkLife, this Memorial Day weekend at the Seattle Center. Today’s post highlights indie rock outfit Versing, performing in the KEXP Gathering Space at FolkLife on May 29 at 3PM.

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Song of the Day: The Mountain Goats – Rain In Soho

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Rain In Soho” byRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Videoasis at Northwest Film Forum 5/24

Remember spending nights staying up watching MTV, waiting for your favorite video to come on? Over three decades after the network’s launch and the official dawn of the format for mainstream audiences, music videos have continued to be a major way for fans to interact with music. The Northwest has added to the pantheon over theRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 1: Building Healthy Communities Panel

People come to conferences hoping for simple answers to complex questions. At a music industry summit, especially one designed for young artists like the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, the question is, “How do I make it in the music industry?” And the answer is… there is no answer, or at least no uniform one. ButRead more…

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Monday Music News

Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams paid homage to Chris Cornell at a show in Auckland, New Zealand this Saturday by covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” The song is arguably Soundgarden’s most popular song, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1994, where it spent a total of seven weeks at number one. Ryan Adams willRead more…

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