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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: 2012 KEXP-centric Grammy Nominees

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. For this week, we are looking at KEXP friendly artists who are nominated for Grammy awards this year.

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Live at KEXP Volume Eight: Alabama Shakes – Hang Loose

Available only until the end of the year, Live at KEXP Volume Eight features one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of the past year’s greatest artists — some well known, others just discovered. All of the bands featured on this compilation have donated their profits to support listener-powered KEXP, and all proceeds benefit the station.Read more…

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Out This Week 8/14

This week is a particularly exciting one for KEXP listeners because today marks the release of Live At KEXP Volume Eight! Featuring performances from April 2011 to April 2012, the 19-track compilation houses live performances from some of KEXP’s newest discoveries alongside longtime favorites, including songs from Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala,Read more…

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Out This Week 4/10

Did you know that Record Store Day (April 21) is less than two weeks away? Are you ready? What have you done to prepare yourself for it? Today is a perfect day to make a test run to your local shop, where you can scout for the best positions and flex the required muscles byRead more…

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SXSW Review: NPR Showcase @ Stubb’s, 3/14

On Wednesday night, Austin’s famed Stubb’s BBQ played host to an amazing NPR SXSW showcase that featured Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon, the Alabama Shakes, and Andrew Bird. SXSW is the only place where so many talented, stylistically diverse artists can be found on the same billing, and a line of people hopingRead more…

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Live Video: Alabama Shakes

Late last month, Alabama Shakes smashed through Seattle like a tidal wave. Their stop at the Crocodile was but one sold out show after so many others — fans clamored for tickets, called the station in desperation, and posted ticket requests for quadruple the price on Craigslist… all for a young band on the riseRead more…

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Live Review: Alabama Shakes with Quiet Life @ The Crocodile, 1/31

There was no doubt that the Alabama Shakes would be welcomed into Seattle with open arms. The Athens, Alabama band’s down-home garage soul sounds like it could have been culled from select parts of what various local artists aspire to be, and with the voice of dynamic frontwoman Brittany Howard thrown into the mix, theRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2012 lineup! announced!

Music fans could barely contain themselves waiting for tonight’s announcement during the Sasquatch! Launch Party at the Neptune Theatre for this year’s lineup of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. The 11th annual event will take place, as always, at The Gorge in George, WA, on Memorial Weekend (four days this time: May 25-28). And the lineupRead more…

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Interview: The Alabama Shakes

A year ago, The Alabama Shakes were called, simply, The Shakes. They didn’t have a website or any songs uploaded onto the Internet, and were playing where they could around their home state. A few performances caught the ears of the right people, and as the year progressed the band found themselves recording an EP,Read more…

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