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Record Store Day 2012: The Top Vinyl Releases

Earlier in our coverage of Record Store Day 2012, KEXP has covered both the full list of record exclusives and live events around Seattle; however, amidst the many, many special releases available this weekend, we’ve highlighted the vinyl releases that we’re super excited about. Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II” (Mountains Beyond Mountains)  Courtesy of MergeRead more...

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Live Video: Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner

It wasn’t just the haircut, and it wasn’t the reverb. Alex Turner sounded stunning while channeling a 50′s vibe during his recent performance live on KEXP. A rebel with a guitar, dressed in black leather like a character in his band’s own video, the Arctic Monkeys frontman play three acoustic versions of songs from theRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s been real, R.E.M.

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Live Review: Arctic Monkeys with The Vaccines @ Showbox SoDo 8/10

I can’t tell you how big the Arctic Monkeys were in England in 2005. They were everyone’s new favorite band. They grabbed the attention of the country almost overnight through this thing called MySpace and were legitimately hyped to be the “next big thing.” And it really felt like they were. They were young, too.Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  Another great week for music in the Northwest. The week starts off strong with great shows from Wye Oak, Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines, and then much harder bands later in the week at Neumo’s as part of the Seattle Tattoo Expo. On Friday, come down to the Seattle Center for Concerts at theRead more...

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Out This Week 6/7

You may have noticed that our Summer Membership Drive is going on right now at KEXP, so we’d like to take this opportunity to remind our supporting members of one of the many services that your financial support helps provide... FREE MUSIC! Yes, you certainly do hear plenty of that on our airwaves and streamingRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: The Arctic Monkeys

In 2001, in Sheffield, England, neighbors Alex Turner and Jamie Cook each got a guitar for Christmas.  Two other friends, Andy Nicholson on bass and Matt Helders on drums started jamming with them. The four of them played gigs for fun in their hometown in 2003. Made some home-burned demos and gave them to fans. Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

RIP Gerard Smith. The TV On The Radio bassist died Wednesday morning after a long struggle with lung cancer. TV On The Radio are currently in the middle of a tour to support their new album Nine Types of Light, and have canceled a few upcoming dates; the tour will resume April 29 in SanRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Record Store Day will be upon us this Saturday, April 16. This means an ungodly amount of new music will be released, a complete list of which you can see here. Also out will be a Sub Pop sampler CD, which will include mostly unreleased tracks from what is up-and-coming from the Northwest label forRead more...

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Monday Morning News Fix

Watch - The Strokes on SNL: The Strokes made a late night appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The band played two singles from their upcoming LP Angles, “Under Cover of Darkness” and “Life Is Simple in the Moonlight”. We can personally attest to the fact that lead singer Julian did say ”fuck it!”Read more...

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