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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Initial Lineup Announced!

Can you believe it? The Capitol Hill Block Party is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year! They’re rolling out the first wave of this year’s debaucherous celebration, and it’s one to raise a toast to. The neighborhood streets will be closed down July 21st-23rd for Run The Jewels, Diplo, Lord Huron, and so many more.Read more…

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Monday Music News

Following Friday’s tease, alt-J have shared the single “3WW” in its entirety. Listen below. And looks like you really can’t hide on the internet: the rumored album title that fans tracked down via a Japanese iTunes listing is mostly correct. The album is titled Relaxer and is scheduled for a June 2nd release via Canvasback.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Now in its third season, the Amazon.com original series The Man in the High Castle has an excellent soundtrack thanks to Danger Mouse and producer Sam Cohen. This spring, those songs are being collected for Resistance Radio, a compilation featuring tracks from Angel Olsen, Beck, the Shins, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, Karen O, Kevin Morby, Grandaddy,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Late last year, Nine Inch Nails surprised fans with an EP of new songs titled Not the Actual Events. Digital copies were already emailed to customers, but now the physical versions are starting to make the rounds, and it’s a mess. Literally. A warning label is affixed to the package reading “actions have consequences” andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Influential icon Thurston Moore shares a new track today: stream the stand-alone single “Cease Fire” below. The former Sonic Youth frontman explains the inspiration for the track, “Guns are designed to kill and we, as non-violent human beings, are against the killing of any person or animal. The song is also about the power ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

New Beck songs! Well, new-ish. Back in 2011, Beck contributed two original pieces for the film soundtrack to D.J. Caruso’s thriller, I Am Number Four. Over the weekend, Caruso shared two of those songs online, which you can stream below. No definite news on the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Morning Phase; late last year, theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Frontman Rhett Miller is no stranger to the sitcom scene (you may remember his appearance in NBC’s 30 Rock), so he’s right at home among the guest stars in the new Old 97’s video. Jenna Fischer (Pam from The Office) interviews the guys while Fred Armisen (of Portlandia, among other things) fills in as theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Last year, legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. Today, his son Adam shares a posthumous video for the track “Traveling Light” using previously unseen footage of his father. The video was co-directed with Sammy Slabbinck, who also worked on Cohen’s final album You Want It Darker. Watch the heartfelt videoRead more…

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2017 Upstream Music Fest + Summit: First Wave of Artists Announced

KEXP is excited to announce the first wave of artists playing the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Thursday, May 11th, through Saturday, May 13th, in locations all over Pioneer Square. Upstream describes the lineup as “a love letter to music discovery in our region,” and just take a look at this first round ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats is on a creative streak. His second novel Universal Harvester just placed on the New York Times Bestseller List, and now we have news about a new album, the fantastically-titled Goths, out May 19th via Merge. The band will be talking more about the album at 1:00 PM PT/4:00Read more…

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