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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Presenting Princess Shaw

Presenting Princess Shaw (Directed by Ido Haar, Israel, 2015, 80 minutes) Festival screenings: Friday, May 20th at 7:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ Subject Princess Shaw (Samantha Montgomery) scheduled to attend both screenings ] Samantha Montgomery lives in New Orleans. She is aRead more…

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Live Video: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

You’ve probably watched a lot of our in-studio videos, but you probably haven’t seen one quite like this one from Seattle’s eccentric, Johnny Cash-saddled Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. Having been around for ten years, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo certainly have their sound and live performance down pat. First off, there’s Mr. Amaker’s zany, frontman personalityRead more…

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Song of the Day: Desert Mountain Tribe – Feel the Light

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Feel the Light” by Desert MountainRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 5/20-5/22

Is it really only the fourth annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival? In just a few years, this Northwest fest has established itself as a must-see musical bonanza. This year is no exception: from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, the streets of Everett, Washington will shake with the sounds of 80+ bands over justRead more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #15, with Santigold, Kilo Kish, and DoNormaal 5/14/16

If Little Big Show has done anything consistently in its four years and fifteen shows, it’s that it has sold out one incredibly stacked lineup after another at the Neptune and raised a ton of money for local youth-oriented arts programs. There’s probably not a more Seattle way to do it either – to haveRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

That Father John Misty is always up to something. From fake rejected Pandora promos to rogue House of Cards lyrics, and now composing a car commercial jingle. Check out “Prius Commercial Demo 1″ below. Mr. Misty (or, y’know, “Josh Tillman”) hits all the crowd-pleasing elements, adding rousing Hey! Ho!s in there. Don’t you want toRead more…

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El Sonido: Quarto Negro, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Piyama Party, Quitapenas

This week in El Sonido we’ll be traveling to Portland via Brazil, then digital Peru on our way to join a pizza-loving Mexican cult, and then finish up at the Inland Empire remixed. Kicking it off is a new video from the Brazilian duo Quarto Negro, who stopped by KEXP in July of 2015 forRead more…

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It’s Gonna Blow (Well, Eventually): A Mount St. Helens Video Roundup

Just on the horizon, lurks Mount St. Helens, sitting 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland. It was on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM PT that it resulted in the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Will Mt. St. Helens erupt again? Scientists say yes,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Rob Garza

As one of the founding members of pioneering Washington, DC electronic music duo Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza has been on steady rotation for decades with his innovative globe-spanning blend of trip-hop, dub, downtempo, bossa nova, reggae, and lounge flavors. Now living in San Francisco, Garza travels to the far corners of the globe with newRead more…

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Song of the Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Gamma Knife” by King Gizzard &Read more…

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