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F*ck Cancer: A KEXP Video Roundup

On Thursday, March 2nd, KEXP presents Music Heals, a collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the storiesRead more…

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Thursday Music News

More new music from The Shins: stream the very Wilco-esque single “Mildenhall” below (frontman James Mercer is even singer lower than ever before). The band’s fifth LP Heartworms will be out March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Catch them at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, 5/26-5/28 at The Gorge in George, Washington. [ Pitchfork ]

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What Music Mattered Most in 2016?

Another year, and another amazing analysis by KEXP volunteer and Tableau product manager Jewel Loree! Below, you can explore and discover the artists, albums, and songs that mattered most to KEXP DJs in 2016 with this interactive data visualization. Sadly, in a year of so much loss, it’s no surprise that David Bowie tops theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The postal service doesn’t reach outer space, but soon, the Starman can send a message for you around the globe. The UK Royal Mail has announced a David Bowie commemorative 10-stamp collection out March 14th. There will be six album covers (Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, “Heroes”, Let’s Dance, Earthling, and Blackstar) and four live shotsRead more…

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Bed Peace: A KEXP Video Roundup

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were certainly not the only ones singing for peace, and many have and will join them in the decades to come. As KEXP gathers for a Bed-In for Peace in the Gathering Space, starting at 8:00 AM, here on the blog, we’ve gathered some of our favorite songs about loveRead more…

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Remembering Bowie: KEXP Exclusive Interviews

In this day and age, you’d be hard-pressed to find any musician who wasn’t influenced by David Bowie. KEXP has chatted with just a few, which we share below, on this one year anniversary of Bowie’s passing. KEXP celebrates the life of David Bowie on-air beginning Sunday, January 8th, on what would have been DavidRead more…

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Monday Music News

It’s been a year since the release of David Bowie‘s Blackstar, the #1 Album of 2016, as voted on by KEXP listeners. And to mark what would have been his 70th birthday, an EP has been released featuring some of the last songs this musical icon recorded, including “No Plan”, “Killing a Little Time”, “WhenRead more…

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Remembering Bowie: A KEXP Video Roundup

It was a year ago today that KEXP celebrated our annual Intergalactic Bowie Day celebration on what was David Bowie‘s 69th birthday, sadly followed by an on-air mourning of his passing mere days later. While the passing of time has done nothing to dull the pain, the power and influence of his music is moreRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: David Bowie Tribute Events Around Seattle

They don’t call Seattle the “City of Music” for nothing, and the outpouring of David Bowie tribute shows this weekend is a great example why. From yoga to film screenings and more, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate his life with fellow music lovers. Check out a few of these events below: Bowie’s Birthday BashRead more…

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Friday Music News

The timing of this couldn’t be more perfect with David Bowie‘s 70th birthday (and sadly, the anniversary of his passing) right around the corner: listen to a cover of “Sorrow” from Jenny Lewis below, which is actually a cover of a cover since it’s originally by The McCoys, but then popularized by Bowie on 1973’sRead more…

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