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The Spirit of Juneteenth: A KEXP Video Roundup

This Sunday, June 19th, KEXP will observe Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — with day-long programming celebrating freedom, achievement, education, and building bridges. Starting at 9:00 AM PT with Preachin’ the Blues and ending at 2:00 AM PT with Jazz Theatre, we’ll spotlight artists whose work celebratesRead more…

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Live Video: Wild Nothing

“There’s so many kinds of music I’m interested in that I just never let into my own songwriting, so in a way with this record, it was kind just of like opening the curtains and letting stuff come in,” Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing says of Life of Pause. Continuing with his style of creatingRead more…

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Music That Matters: Big Gay Podcast 2016

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. 517 – Big Gay Podcast 2016 When LGBTQ musicians raiseRead more…

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Friday Music News

Brooklyn punk rockers The So So Glos have shared the video for “Dancing Industry,” a track off of their recently released album, Kamikaze. The video features an amazing dance crew showing off their talents on a New York City subway. It’s pure joy that will have you dancing into the weekend. [Stereogum]

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Live Review: John Carpenter at Paramount Theatre 6/14/16

At a particularly triumphant moment in his Paramount debut, John Carpenter looks out at the crowd and smiles. “All my career I’ve made horror movies”, he laughs, while the crowd, obviously, shouts and cheers and screams in acknowledgement. “I love horror movies”, he smiles, “and horror movies will last forever”. The cheers go up asRead more…

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Live Video: Marissa Nadler

From heartbreak to the end of the world: that’s how DJ Troy Nelson describes the trajectory of albums from singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler. “I think this is album seven or something? I don’t know,” she says with a smile and a shake of her head. Over the past 16 years, this ethereal singer/songwriter has become knownRead more…

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Song of the Day: Draze – The Hood Ain’t The Same

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 “The Hood Ain’t TheRead more…

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Live Review: The Gits, The Raveonettes, Black Lips, Ming City Rockers at Elysian’s 20th Anniversary 6/12/16

Music and beer are a perfect pair. Add Seattle as a backdrop, and it gets even better. At Elysian’s 20th Anniversary event this past Saturday, fans of all three came together for a celebratory day at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. Festival attendees sipped Elysian brews to sets by Ming City Rockers, Black Lips, The Raveonettes,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

CHVRCHES and Death Cab for Cutie have recently hit the road together, and last night in Charleston, SC, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry joined the Seattle band on stage for “Brothers on a Hotel Bed,” a track from 2005’s Plans. Watch fan shot video of their collaboration below. We’ve also got fan shot footage of frontman BenRead more…

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Review Revue: Edward Ka-Spel – AaΔzhyd China Doll

I think I’ve found, in Ed Ka-Spel (and his band Legendary Pink Dots), an artist who could go up against Peter Hammill in terms of voluminous artistic output and lasting influence. Yet again I find myself faced with an insanely daunting discography and biography, and a raft of adoring comments (and, of course, a fewRead more…

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