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Live Video: The Reverend Horton Heat at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Call it rockabilly, psychobilly, punkabilly... whatever kind of “billy” you want to call it... The Reverend Horton Heat practically sets fire to the stage whenever he performs. After nearly 30 years and 11 albums, the Heat hasn’t lost the spark, and still packs the house with fans of all ages and tastes, just as heRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About Falling

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. I’m somewhat sad to inform you that Fall is officially arriving next Tuesday. The first day of the equinox fluctuates from yearRead more...

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Song of the Day: Deep Sea Diver - One By One

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “One By One” by Seattle’sRead more...

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Thursday Music News

This morning, Flying Lotus continued the rollout of preview tracks from his forthcoming fifth album, You’re Dead!, with the release of “Coronus, The Terminator”, a jazzy, smooth three minute track from the album’s middle section. The track follows the release of the FlyLo/Thundercat/Herbie Hancock collab “Moment of Hesitation” and the Kendrick Lamar-featuring “Never Catch Me“.Read more...

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Review Revue: The Zoo: Uncaged 1978-1982

I know I’ve tried to think of a name for this phenomenon before – maybe even on this very blog – but what do you call a super group in reverse; i.e., a relatively obscure and unsuccessful band whose members go on to achieve great things? How about a pour grepus? (Think about it.) OneRead more...

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Live Video: Sylvan Esso

It’s the classic peanut butter meets chocolate kind of story. A chance meeting, or really, a shared bill, brought Amelia Meath (of the harmonizing folk trio Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (of psychsters Megafaun and his own electronic project, Made of Oak) together. A conversation led to the two sharing their separate talents on aRead more...

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: John Richards

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more...

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Song of the Day: SW/MM/NG - Some Dreams Come True

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Some Dreams Come True” by SW/MM/NG from the 2014Read more...

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Jack White

Just before a pair of sold-out shows at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, sat down with Jack White to discuss his new album, Lazaretto, his label, Third Man Records, vintage recordings, the Paramount reissues and even his sprained ankle. Listen to the interview, as featured on TheRead more...

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Live Video: Ages and Ages & Quilt at Pickathon

We’ve recorded a lot of unique performances during Pickathon over the past few years, but there’s nothing quite like lush orchestration and natural harmonies to complement the gorgeous wooded oasis that is the Bunny Glade. Two of the bigger ensembles this year were also two of the most enjoyable, including the lively sing-along-friendly Portland bandRead more...

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