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Live Around Town This Week

A great list of shows ahead. Highlights of the week include The Black Angels at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, along with what could prove to be a very interesting Brings Our Sonics Back rally with Geo, Nacho Picasso, Grynch, Dyme Def, Jarv Dee, Tilson, Sam Lachow & Raz Simone, Neema, DJ Nphared and Hosted by Shawn KempRead more…

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Live Video: Brother Ali

The album cover for Minnesota rapper Brother Ali‘s 2012 LP, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, features the Muslim artist praying towards Mecca and kneeling on an American flag as his prayer rug. The image encapsulates much of the spirit which Brother Ali has staked his career on. Brother Ali’s social commentary is uncompromisingRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It may have turned for the worse outside, but there’s still plenty to see inside. City Arts Fest dominates most of the schedule with an amazing week of music ahead in almost every venue in town. It’s a busy week with a ton of great choices for everyone. On Monday night Beth Orton sets theRead more…

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2012 Heineken City Arts Fest Announces Initial Lineup!

The initial lineup for the 2012 Heineken City Arts Fest has been announced, and it’s packed with a diverse range of acts that will be sure to fill up the numerous venues taking part in this year’s activities. Alongside the already announced headlining show from David Byrne and St. Vincent, the festival will host performancesRead more…

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Celebrating Independence with… Rhymesayers Entertainment

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. Rhymesayers Entertainment, better known asRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week: City Arts Fest Edition

The never-ending carousel of music festivals in the Northwest continues this week with the first ever City Arts Festival. This might mark the end of the summer festival season, but it is sure as hell a good way to go out, as over 30 events will take place in over 20 venues spread out acrossRead more…

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Song of the Day: Brother Ali – The Travelers

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

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Out This Week 9/22

Among our guests during KEXP’s broadcast from Musicfest NW this year was the Scottish group The Twilight Sad, who performed several songs from their brand album, Forget the Night Ahead, in their live set at the Doug Fir (watch video here). New York band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who also performed liveRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jake One – The Truth (featuring Freeway & Brother Ali)

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

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