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Friday on My Mind: Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

#485221813 / gettyimages.com 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. It’s Thanksgiving time again. Let the yearly gorging begin!!! While the very first Thanksgiving meal took place in 1621,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Joseph Giant – First And The Last To Know

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 “First And The Last ToRead more…

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Live Review: Shakey Graves with Esmé Patterson and Rayland Baxter at Neumos 11/15/2014

All photos by Matthew B. Thompson If you were anywhere in Seattle on the evening of November 15th, Neumos was the venue you’d count yourself lucky to spend it at. Those who ventured out to Capitol Hill, hopefully with tickets in hand, were treated to an outstanding sold-out performance by Shakey Graves. Alejandro Rose-Garcia whoRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The snowstorm that has hit the east coast has trapped both Interpol and their tourmates Hundred Waters in their bus. After 50+ hours stuck on the road, and two shows canceled, they started moving a little bit this Thursday morning, only to get stuck again in Buffalo. You can follow the band’s progress on Twitter,Read more…

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Review Revue: Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet

I have a confession to make: I am just now listening to Mark Lanegan’s solo debut, The Winding Sheet, for the first time. I know, I should probably turn in my Seattle Rock Card (where did I put that damn thing, anyway?). I’m 38, I’ve lived here for 13 years; I have no excuse. OfRead more…

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Album Review: NAVVI – // EP

Seattle electronic duo NAVVI have enjoyed a steady climb towards full scene integration over the past year, and with the band’s first EP out this week to plenty of web hype, it looks like nothing is set to slow it moving forward. Brad Boettger and Kristin Henry introduced NAVVI to the world in October ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: King Tuff – Eyes of the Muse

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Eyes of the Muse” by KingRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

With the success of the recent Slowdive reunion and news that guitarist Andy Bell had been freed from his Beady Eye obligations, it’s no wonder shoegaze band Ride have announced they’ll be reuniting. Starting in May 2015, the band have scheduled some shows in Europe, including the Primavera Sound Festival and a headlining spot forRead more…

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Live Video: Owen Pallett

It’s been four years since Owen Pallett stopped by KEXP for a live in-studio, four long years. Although he’s grown a beard, Pallett’s new music could be described as clean-shaven, bare in its autobiographical revelations. His latest material even includes his phone number! In between performances of songs both new and old, Pallett and DJRead more…

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Live Review: Short Run Beach Party at Washington Hall 11/15/2014

Washington Hall overflowed with creative energy on Saturday, November 15th at the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, an annual event showcasing “almost 200 cartoonists, publishers, zinesters, authors, animators, and more.” The venue was packed to the brim with tables lined with artists and their wares, along with a bake sale, food trucks, a silkscreenRead more…

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