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KEXP programs an innovative, eclectic music mix you can’t find anywhere else. Rock, hip hop, electronic, country, blues, world and in-depth specialty programs.

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Some artists write songs about themselves, pulling facts from their lives in hopes of finding some mutual truths that can connect with their audience. Others create more from their imagination, searching for the universal within the abstract. Still even more operate in a sort of grey area between the two, filling in embellishing details whenRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 1: Nicolas Jaar, IG88 and Stimmhalt at Showbox at the Market

Decibel Festival has spent the last 11 years building a movement. This is no run of the mill, mindless EDM party. Instead, Decibel is a unique multi venue music, arts, and lecture series that brings some of the best, brightest, and most interesting to the Emerald City. And night one at Showbox at the MarketRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Super-duo EL VY (that’s Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls/Menomena) made their television debut last night on Conan. Watch those two (backed by Wye Oak’s Andy Stack on drums) perform the title track from their forthcoming full-length album, Return to the Moon, out October 30th on 4AD. KEXP presents ELRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 2: Subversion at Showbox at the Market

One prominent feature of Decibel Festival is the way its schedule breaks down into rather meticulously set showcases. Unlike most other festivals, in which entry to one location likely grants access to every stage, Decibel also sells individual tickets to each show as an alternative to more expensive weekend passes. That means a good portionRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 4: Sublime at Showbox at the Market

When attempting to describe electronic music, natural and organic are usually quite far down on the list of adjectives used. But Saturday’s Decibel Fest 2015 Sublime Showcase showed Seattle how the natural and organic can be beautifully integrated into cold and computing machines to make captivating music. The stacked line up of Gilligan Moss, ManateeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Potty Mouth – Creeper Weed

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. This week’s songs come during the 2015 Fall Fundraising Drive. Today’s song is “Creeper Weed” byRead more…

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El Sonido: Bocafloja, Systema Solar, Los Blenders y más

This week in El Sonido we’re going to flashback to a few show classics and check out some new things as well; from Mexico to Colombia, to around the globe. First up, I’d like to spotlight one of my favorite rappers. Bocafloja has been making music since the mid-90s with the groups Lifestyle and MicrophonkRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If you caught the Father John Misty video for “The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment,” you might’ve marveled at the technology that allowed Josh Tillman to pick himself up at a bar and take himself home for a romantic evening. Today, Sub Pop reveals a behind-the-scenes look at how they made it happen:Read more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Music That Matters 24-7

Thanks to music lovers like you, KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive keeps humming along smoothly. Already 1,700 listeners have contributed more than $257,000 to power music you enjoy on KEXP. West Seattle donor Meli discovered KEXP in 2013. Although she’d grown up in Emerald City, she’d been away for five years—and the drastic changes in the radioRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Macefield Music Festival 10/2-10/4

It’s hard to believe this festival is only in its third year: Macefield Music Festival takes over Ballard this weekend, from Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th, with an amazing array of local artists across many venues. The festival was named in tribute to Edith Macefield, the fiercely-independent neighborhood resident who refused to sellRead more…

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