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Thursday News Roundup

It’s looking to be another amazing year of music at the Gorge, as the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been extended to four days and the lineup is chock-full of KEXP favorites. For more info, click here and watch here: The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced today that Bob Dylan will perform atRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Speculators can stop speculating, rumorers can stop... rumorer-ing, Coachella has finally announced the lineup for the 2011 festival...and it’s gonna be a good one! Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Kanye West will be headlining, and the rest of the lineup is stocked full of the past year’s musical movers and shakers, includingRead more...

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Martin Luther King Day: Remembering Hope, Progress & Embracing the American Dream through Music

2010 was a year of many things: of economic hardship, of loss, of social progress, and of musical innovation. Going into 2011, and more specifically Martin Luther King day, we must focus not on what we have lost, but how we are embracing the rhetoric of “hope” and “progress” and the “American dream.”

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Scribes Sounding Off: Best Music Bios of 2010

Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco): On the anniversary of the death of Rimbaud, I gave the first of my “Rock and Rimbaud” performances, reuniting me with Lenny Kaye. It was held on the roof of Le Jardin, in the Hotel Diplomat off Times Square. The evening began with the Kurt Weill classic “Speak Low,”Read more...

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Monday Morning News Fix

The much-talked-about auction for Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for “The Times They Are A-Changin’” wrapped up with “collector” Adam Sender bringing home the treasured piece of music history for just north of $422,000. As a certain intrepid archaeologist might cry, “Those belong in a museum!”

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Out This Week 12/7

What do I really want for the holidays? How about to listen to the early albums of Bob Dylan the way they were meant to be heard: in mono and on vinyl. It’ll just take a few gift cards -- say from like ten of my closest friends -- and thanks to the new boxRead more...

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Your Unofficial and Incomplete Guide To Bumbershoot - Saturday

Bumbershoot will be upon us in a matter of days now, and the lineup is looking better than ever. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the bill of amazing artists that will be at the Seattle Center on Saturday alone will be cause to gleefully prance around in the rain from stage to stage...or somethingRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

One way to protest the war: sue the Air Force. That’s what The White Stripes are doing , but only because they claim “Fell in Love WIth A Girl” was used, unauthorized, in an ad during the Superbowl. Kem Kraft, the composer from Utah, commissioned to create the track for the ad has sent anRead more...

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Songs of Remberance, Celebration & Hope: commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of time’s greatest revolutionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Songs like Odetta’s “Glory Halleluja” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” remind us to honor those who fought for their freedom and equality as human beings during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Franti’s “Hey WorldRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: Civil Rights Songs – The Times They Are A Changin’

Following a folk tradition started by artists like Woody Guthrie in the 1940′s, Bob Dylan started writing political songs in the 60′s. His compositions like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are A Changin’” were some of the most powerful written during the Civil Rights era. And his music helped empower people ofRead more...

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