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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2015

It’s Thankgiving, and chances are, you’ve already got your menu all planned out, right? Well, to help feed your musical appetite, KEXP is serving up a Video Roundup of delicious songs below. No need to loosen your belt; this playlist platter is calorie free! Listen along as you finish up in the kitchen, greet yourRead more…

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Satan Said Dance: Six Songs for the Devil on Halloween

October 31st. It’s a day for candy, costumes, and pumpkins, right? Well, if ’80s slasher films have taught us anything, it’s also a time for Satan to take your soul, or something, right? (Unless you’re a virgin teen… isn’t that how it works?) While the origins of Halloween have no definitive version — some sayRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Northwest indie icons Modest Mouse go medieval in the clip for “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box,” a highlight from their latest full-length Strangers to Ourselves. In the video, frontman Isaac Brock portrays a maniacal ruler in a post-apocalyptic world, with a dagger for a microphone and a broken lightbulb for a scepter.Read more…

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Monday Music News

Ben Gibbard continues his campaign against L.A. with the Death Cab for Cutie video for “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive.” The clip for the latest Kintsugi single features the band on a celebrity-sighting tour bus with Gibbard as the reluctant tour guide. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gibbard explains, “For every great thing aboutRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 4/27

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 27th: Late Show with David Letterman: Todd Rundgren Jimmy Kimmel Live: Stromae The LateRead more…

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Video Roundup: Recycling Beats on Earth Day

Despite what Dramarama say, today is Earth Day! All day long, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will spotlight recycling and reuse with a day of music featuring sampled music, re-using beats and recycling old songs to create new ones. Speaking of recycling, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships presents a special benefit showRead more…

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Video Roundup: World Autism Awareness Day

For once, you’ll feel good about feeling blue: today is the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, and to help spread awareness, the community is encouraged to “Light It Up Blue.” Buildings from the Empire State Building, The Great Pyramid in Egypt, Niagara Falls, and, in Seattle, the Space Needle and Seattle Pacific University willRead more…

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Monday Music News

NPR Music is currently streaming the forthcoming release from local ladies THEESatisfaction. Get a sneak peek at the album EarthEE here, out February 24th via Sub Pop Records. The album features guest appearances from labelmates Shabazz Palaces, as well as Meshell Ndegeocello. Be sure to tune in to KEXP on Monday, February 23rd for aRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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