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Tuesday Music News

Before legendary soul singer Sharon Jones died last year from pancreatic cancer, she recorded a final album with the Dap-Kings. Today the album has been officially announced and the lead single has been shared. The LP is called Soul Of A Woman and will be out November 17 via Daptone. The single is “Matter ofRead more…

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Project Pabst, Day 2: Beck, Spoon, Nas, Noname, Whitney, Frankie Cosmos, San Fermin

Returning to the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland for Day 2 of Project Pabst was slated to be warm, in fact, it was going to be hot. Previous attendees of the fest will remember to the second year of the festival, temperatures pushed passed 100 degrees. Sunday’s forecast was expected to be in inRead more…

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Live Review: Feist at The Neptune Theatre 10/4

It’s relatively uncommon for contemporary artists to perform entire albums live from start to finish, and it’s even less common for them to play their new albums in their entirety. It takes a certain kind of audacity, one which Feist embodied wholly Wednesday night, as she played her Pleasure album start to finish (and thenRead more…

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Song of the Day: Matt Emery – Empire

Written by Adam Rothbarth 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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, isRead more…

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Monday Music News

Killer Mike, rapper and half of the duo Run the Jewels, took a stand against Mike Pence’s announcement that he had left the Colts vs 49ers game because the players peacefully protested by kneeling during the national anthem. “I wonder how he feels about the constitution. The document that contains the principles this republic isRead more…

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Music Heals: Mental Health Organizations Spotlight

This Thursday, October 12th, KEXP presents Music Heals: Mental Health, a day of programming to call attention to the public health crisis that is depression and anxiety and how music can help you know you’re not alone. Over the next few days, DJs John Richards and Kevin Cole will be airing interviews with some ofRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/9

Over the past few weeks, DJ Kevin Cole has been premiering tracks from the new 2-disc set The Replacements For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986, which is now in stores. The collection features remastered versions of a show taped with a 24-track mobile studio, with new liner notes by Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys:Read more…

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Song of the Day: Tristen – Glass Jar (feat. Jenny Lewis)

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Glass Jar” by TristenRead more…

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Friday Music News

Singer/songwriter Billy Bragg is known for never shying away from political content in his songs. (As he sings on the track “Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards”, musing about music journalists who ask, “Mixing pop and politics he asks me what the use is / I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses.”) His mostRead more…

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Music That Matters: Sidestep The Spiral

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. 585 – Sidestep The Spiral DJ Kevin Cole surfs theRead more…

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