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KEXP’s Year in Review: Masa, Expansions – In no particular order… ten of 2006

JJP and I in no particular order… ten of 2006 Various : Interstellar Fugitives 2. Destruction Of Order : Underground Resistance Absolute must! Detroit’s finest and no BS here, 2 discs set of straight sounds with a story from near future or is it from the past? “But in the 20th Century, Order took holdRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Don Yates, Music Director – The Music of 2006: From country and rock to hip hop and R&B

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50dzxkJa1NE I spent the year as usual immersed in music, and loving it. While I host KEXP’s twang show Swingin’ Doors, I also enjoy listening to a ton of other music so my best-of list includes whatever music I liked the most this year, from country and rock to hip hop and R&B. Beginning atRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Greg Vandy, The Roadhouse – A buyer’s guide for 2006: Top albums, great compilations, and other notable releases.

Bruce Springsteen, photo courtesy of Manuel Huerga I did my Best Of 2006 broadcast in The Roadhouse back on December 13th, but you can listen to it now, streaming ‘till Dec 26th from the audio archive. I’ve been crazy hectic with all the Roadhouse specials in the past few months, not to mention some upcomingRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review – For Your Consideration: Announcing DJ Shannon’s awards for favorite live performances of 2006

It’s no coincidence my favorite cds of the year are from my favorite live acts of 2006. I’ve decided to nominate bands in a variety of outstanding categories you won’t find anywhere else. The envelope please… The Official Gatekeepers of Heaven: Mew This Danish band will welcome you with open arms as “Frengers” do. TheirRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Lisa Wood, 2006 was another great year of music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaIT82a7VjY Highlights: The beginning of live Audioasis broadcasts at the High Dive. We’re able to get out into the community, raise money for charities in our commnity and spotlight local bands. I don’t think it gets much better than that! It’s been so much fun and I’m looking forward to making it even better inRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: DJ Michele – Music, Philosophy and The Year 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_jjuCfdksQ Every Friday night at 1:30am, when my show “Nite Life” is over and the CDs and vinyl are all put away I write a letter to over 1000 people. As you can imagine, after 4 hours of extreme multi-tasking (some people call it DJing) I tend to be a touch loopy. But this hasRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Nick Turner, 2006 is a year I shall forever remember as between 2005 and 2007

Photo courtesy of Hellshock 2006 is a year I shall forever remember as between 2005 and 2007; a year of many months (well, twelve, exactly) and a variety of events, some of which were even related to music. Here are some of those exciting events: Some genius saw fit to release the Bad Brains LiveRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Riz – Hope, promises and apologies : or 2006 the road back from heck..

Matmos, photo courtesy of lamanyana The absolute most slamrockin, rumpnockin, supersmilyfaced time i had in 2006 was the morning of november 8th when it felt like the clouds were rolling back and daylight was begining to return in america. i don’t talk politics much cause it bums me out, but that don’t mean it don’tRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Rachel’s most obsessed over 10 albums of 2006, 100% Hypoallergenic

Liars with Blood Brothers, photo courtesy of Liars When I was a kid, I believed that there were alligators that lived under my bed. If I had to get up to go to the bathroom, or get a glass of water, I was at risk of being eaten. Luckily, I had a magic (and invisible)Read more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: JD, Another year and I didn’t get fired!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQTkOP60bGg Well I made it another year without getting fired for insubordination, putting my feet up during meetings, swearing, or drinking at lunch! So to celebrate that achievement, here are my musings on this year’s best records. In my opinion. And no, even though it’s a blog I’m not writing “IMO”. Because that’s just stupid.Read more…

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