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TV Eye: Week of 8/24

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, August 24th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tobias Jesso Jr. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: BuddyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Earlier this month, we reported on the fantastic pairing of Matt Berninger of The National and Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf, recording under the name EL VY (pronounced like the plural of Elvis). Today, Berninger explains a bit more about their forthcoming debut, Return to the Moon, out October 30th on 4AD (check out a lyricRead more…

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Song of the Day: Swervedriver – Winter Depths

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 “Winter Depths” by SwervedriverRead more…

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Music That Matters: A Beautiful Thud

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 474 – A Beautiful Thud Afternoon Show host Kevin ColeRead more…

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Live Review: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar at Hilliard’s Brewery 8/15

“It’s been about 15 years since I last played in Ballard,” Dan Bejar of Destroyer reminisced, pushing back his signature crown of curls with his hand. “It’s still a very interesting place to play…” Tonight’s show was very interesting in particular: Dan was in town as part of the JanSport Bonfire Sessions, a series ofRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: LAKE 10th Anniversary Event 8/22

It’s hard to believe, but LAKE are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band this year. The charming Northwest outfit formed in Olympia, debuting at frontman Eli Moore’s birthday party, and since then, have released eight full-lengths, four of those on legendary local label K Records. Over the decade, the line-up has shifted to andRead more…

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Friday Music News

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has shared the video for her track “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Wanna Go To The Party.” The visual is comprised of clips from an impromptu pop-up show in London’s Crowne Plaza. Her album Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit is available now. [Stereogum]

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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Mike McCready

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. All week long we’ve been asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love the Stooges. Mike McCready, who assembled the all-star bandRead more…

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Live Video: Wilco

It was an afternoon of contrasts when Wilco performed for a packed room of KEXP donors at Columbia City Theater earlier this month. You’ve never seen a sold out show so quiet, so reverently enraptured, as the band presented song after song in their set, ranging from old favorites to new singles from their recentRead more…

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Song of the Day: Strange Wilds – Pronoia

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Pronoia” by Strange WildsRead more…

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