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Monday Music News

The bad news continues to roll through the music world: singer/songwriter Leon Russell died in his sleep yesterday morning in Nashville. No cause of death has been cited for the 74-year-old musician, but NBC News reports a number of prior health conditions, including surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010, and suffering a heartRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/7

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, November 7th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Vic Mensa featuring Travis Barker The Tonight Show Starring JimmyRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 8/15

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, August 15th: The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Last Shadow Puppets (R) Tuesday,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, June 20th: Holy Wave, Kingdom of The Holy Sun, Hihazel at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) Toots and the Maytals, DJ Darek Mazzone at The Showbox // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, June 21st: Earshot Jazz Festival presents John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet at Poncho Hall // All Ages (more info) Yukon Blonde, The Zolas,Read more…

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The Spirit of Juneteenth: A KEXP Video Roundup

This Sunday, June 19th, KEXP will observe Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — with day-long programming celebrating freedom, achievement, education, and building bridges. Starting at 9:00 AM PT with Preachin’ the Blues and ending at 2:00 AM PT with Jazz Theatre, we’ll spotlight artists whose work celebratesRead more…

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2015, Day 3: Hey Marseilles, The Grizzled Mighty, Peaches, Built To Spill, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

The final day of Bumbershoot 2015 finally saw sunshine and good weather all around. Maybe the crowds could sneak in one more summer festival after all, after the torrential rains that started the whole thing off. The lineup for this day included another solid dose of excellent local bands, like Sisters, Bread & Butter, andRead more…

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Out This Week 5/17

One of our many guests performing this Friday at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard during our annual Hood to Hood broadcast, Point Juncture, WA (actually from Portland) has a stunning new album out this week on local label Mt. Fuji Records. Our Music Director, Don Yates, says that the band’s “visceral take on their atmosphericRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fistful of Mercy – Fistful of Mercy

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and independent recordings from artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Live Video: Fistful of Mercy

If you were tuned into the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters at noon today, you heard the brand new project Fistful of Mercy, featuring an all-star cast of Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. The three only just made their presence know through Facebook, Twitter and their barebones website — but, wow, have theyRead more…

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