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Another One Bites The Dust: KEXP DJs and Staff Remember Chop Suey

Another Seattle institution is shutting its doors this month: after fourteen years, Capitol Hill venue Chop Suey will close on January 20th. The club will celebrate itself this Sunday, January 18th with an amazing line-up including Tacocat, Pony Time, Wimps, Kithkin, Chastity Belt, Deep Creep, Universe People, Childbirth, Sashay, Blood Drugs, DJ Dave Hernandez, andRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2015: Additional Lineup Announced

Last month, we shared the first wave of bands playing the 2015 Treefort Music Fest, March 25th – 29th, 2015 in downtown Boise, Idaho. Today, we’ve got the next batch to share, and it’s a doozy! Hometown heroes Built to Spill will take the stage, as well as Syrian artist Omar Souleyman. Both of MontrealRead more…

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Song of the Day: Planes On Paper – Iron Boat

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. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Iron Boat” by Planes OnRead more…

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Thursday Music News

KEXP faves Parquet Courts share a new video today for the track “Pretty Machines,” off the release Content Nausea from their side project “Parkay Quarts.” (Still with us?) Guitarist Austin Brown takes to the streets in this clip co-directed by Johann Rashid (of the band East Link). Check out the misadventures below, and watch aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: EXPO 92 at Cairo 1/15 – 1/17

It’s time to blast off to 1992… in 2015! Cairo’s EXPO 92 mini-festival takes place this Thursday through Saturday at the Capitol Hill all-ages venue and vintage store, showcasing exciting and vital local talent. Now in its seventh year, EXPO’s three day lineup is as much an opportunity to let your hair down and takeRead more…

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Song Premiere: The Minus 5 – My Generation

Northwest legends The Minus 5 are adding it up in 2015 with their tenth album, Dungeon Golds, out March 10th on Yep Roc Records. The long-running group, led by local icon Scott McCaughey, are indeed presenting the “gold” from the dungeon — from the 5-LP box set, Scott The Hoople In the Dungeon of Horror,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, January 13th • Nels Cline & Julian Lage at The Royal Room // 7 PM (All Ages) + 9:00 PM (21+) (more info) • Flesheaters, Mudhoney at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Monday Music News

Well, doesn’t that photo look weird? But, it’s time to face the new line-up for Death Cab for Cutie: the band will release their first album without founding member Chris Walla, titled Kintsugi. What’s a “Kintsugi”, you might ask? It’s a style of Japanese art where broken ceramics are fixed using resin that’s been mixedRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Roan Hartzog of Cabana

Seattle’s Cabana is playful and childlike in a raucus, garage-rock way. They’re joyous and yet lo fi. In a way, they’re all the great things that music is about. Because of this, we wanted to catch up with singer Roan Hartzog and ask him a bit about the band and what’s coming up next. You haveRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Shivas – Stalking Legs

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Stalking Legs” by The ShivasRead more…

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