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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Video Roundup

Gong Xi Fa Cai! If you’ve already blown your new year’s resolutions, get a fresh start with the lunar calendar and the 2016 Chinese New Year, which begins today, Monday, February 8th, and ends on January 27th, 2017. Traditionally, every year is assigned an animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 has been declared theRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Heaven Adores You at Northwest Film Forum 5/15-5/26

Elliott Smith fans, rejoice! KEXP presents the Seattle premiere of Nickolas Rossi’s Elliott Smith documentary, Heaven Adores You at Northwest Film Forum, Friday, May 15, with an extended run by popular demand through May 26. Heaven Adores You follows the beloved musician’s musical evolution, from punk rock to acoustic, and the trajectory of his career,Read more…

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Video Roundup: Word To Your Mother

This Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day, as if you needed a day to remind you to show your mother how much you care. While you’re making her breakfast in bed or adding extra glitter to your macaroni art card, KEXP has put together this paternal playlist for you to enjoy as you do. Enjoy, and HappyRead more…

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Live Review: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield sing Elliott Smith at Neptune Theatre 3/26/15

It goes without saying that Elliott Smith cannot be replaced. He was a one of a kind talent, a songwriter whose gift for melody often served as the vessel for his often harrowing narratives and disclosures. In the wake of his tragic death at 34, his reputation for intimately capturing deathly stark moments of isolationRead more…

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Live Video: Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield sing Elliott Smith

Everyone seems to have a story about their love for Elliott Smith. For Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield, theirs might have started with a dog. The two friends bonded over Smith’s songs after Mayfield introduced Avett to her adopted pooch, Elliott. Ongoing conversations about their shared reverence led to a collaborative cover of “Twilight”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

With the success of the recent Slowdive reunion and news that guitarist Andy Bell had been freed from his Beady Eye obligations, it’s no wonder shoegaze band Ride have announced they’ll be reuniting. Starting in May 2015, the band have scheduled some shows in Europe, including the Primavera Sound Festival and a headlining spot forRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bob Dylan Revisited

This weekend, Bob Dylan and his Band will sing out from the beautiful stage at The Paramount for a three-night engagement, from Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 19th. The Seattle dates actually kick off the North American portion of what’s being called Never Ending Tour 2014, a joking reference to the fact that DylanRead more…

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Video Roundup: Fourth of July

America! F*** Yeah! KEXP hopes you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, fireworks and food. We’re celebrating by being on the air, bringing you the soundtrack that we have the freedom to play, thanks to listeners like you! So, crank up the radio before you light those sparklers, and check out thisRead more…

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