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Review Revue: Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams

It’s always a good time to celebrate Lucinda Williams, but now is an even better time than usual: She just released a new album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which seems to be universally adored and is currently in rotation here at KEXP (she’s still got her spot in M). This album hasRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Taste of Iceland 10/9-10/12

What does Iceland taste like? Cold? Salty? Perhaps a little gamey? Delicious? Do Icelanders like what we like? Find out for yourself as the Nordic country invades Seattle for Taste of Iceland, a weekend-long cultural extravaganza this Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, featuring tastes of food, music, literature and the visual arts. ThroughoutRead more...

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Song of the Day: Ex Hex - Don’t Wanna Lose

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 “Don’t Wanna Lose” byRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

With a name like King Tuff, you gotta deliver a bad-ass video, and the west coast garage-rocker does just that with his clip for “Black Moon Spell,” the title track from his new Sub Pop release. Directed by Jared Eberhardt, the video has it all: snakes, witches, beer. What more could you ask for? CheckRead more...

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Album Review: Childish Gambino - STN MTN/Kauai

Some haters will always hate, no matter what gold you throw at them, but Donald Glover sure silenced a multitude of them with last year’s out of nowhere sophomore slinger Because the Internet. As Childish Gambino, Glover started a rap career with immediate pushback, with critics claiming that he was flexing his networking connections toRead more...

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Song of the Day: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - Caught Up

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 “Caught Up” by JessicaRead more...

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Out This Week 10/7

There’s lots of treats as the month of October kicks off, including the latest from Ontario-born, London-based producer/multi-instrumentalist Caribou. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes it as, “an even more dance-oriented follow-up to his 2010 breakthrough album Swim, with an often-intimate and R&B-influenced sound combining pulsing house, hip hop and other club rhythms, warm, emotiveRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Morrissey revealed yesterday the source of his ongoing health problems, which have led to tour date cancellations in the past two years: he was being treated for cancer. Moz told Spanish-language newspaper El Mundo that he currently feels “good” but also stated “If I die, then I die. And if not, then I don’t.” ReadRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Reykjavik Calling this Saturday... free show at Neumos!

This weekend, Reykjavik Calling returns! On Saturday, October 11, at Neumos, KEXP presents the fifth installment of this cross-cultural musical exploration featuring pairings and creative collaborations between musicians from sister cities Seattle and Reykjavik, Iceland. Best of all, admission is free! This year’s lineup includes Júníus Meyvant paired with Eric Anderson of Cataldo, Sóley withRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Richie Hawtin and Friends Showcase

There’s an exterior section of the EMP where, when there’s an ongoing performance in the Sky Church, the blue aluminum panels rattle and reflect the street lighting in a way that makes it seem like a small light show of its own. Of course, the more interesting light show is always inside the EMP, andRead more...

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