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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 26th: Cass Mccombs, Hush Arbors at the Tractor Tavern (more info) Dizzy Wright, DJ Hoppa, Audio Push, Mark Battles at Neumos (more info) Laura Marling at the Triple Door (more info)

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National curated the compilation Day of the Dead, a whopping 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead. Today, NW-via-NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a video to go with their rendition of the 1978 track “Shakedown Street.” Directed by theRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/8

Alternarock icons Dinosaur Jr. return with their eleventh album, their fourth together since reuniting in 2005. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another strong set of muscular, psych-tinged rock with fiery, fleet-fingered guitar solos, pounding rhythms, drawling vocals and potent song hooks.” London-based artist Nao releases her full-length debut, “a strong set of adventurousRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Father John Misty has released a new, polished version of his laid-back love song “Real Love Baby”. The track, which first burst onto the scene in May on SoundCloud, was recorded with The Budos Band’s electric guitarist Thomas Brenneck. [CoS]

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Monday Music News

As the music world reels from the news of Alan Vega’s passing, several fans have shared cover versions of Suicide songs online. Check out Win Butler of Arcade Fire‘s take on the 1979 single “Dream Baby Dream” below, shared under his DJ Windows 98 name, and MGMT‘s resurrection of Vega’s 1983 track “Goodbye Darling.” DevonRead more…

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Music That Matters: Where in the World is Beth Orton?

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music that Matters, Vol. 520 – Where in the World is Beth Orton? John RichardsRead more…

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Monday Music News

In the classiest move ever, Brooklyn-based queer punk band PWR BTTM played a show in Orlando this past weekend, a mere week after the tragic shootings at gay club Pulse. Proceeds were donated to the GoFundMe Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. And Liv Bruce performed a beautiful solo version of the classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

If his KEXP in-studio session didn’t creep you out enough, Ty Segall has just released a clip for the track “Candy Sam” off his Drag City Records release, Emotional Mugger. Watch as a woman rocks out in his now-iconic baby mask spliced with eerie filtered footage of babies. #Shudder [Spin]

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Boys Don’t Cry: KEXP’s Robert Smith Birthday Video Roundup

10:15 on a Thursday morning, and today happens to be the birthday of Robert Smith, godfather of goth (even though he hates that term) and legendary frontman of The Cure. It’s hard to believe, but The Cure will be here Memorial Day weekend, headlining the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Throughout his forty year music career,Read more…

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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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