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TV Eye: Week of 10/17

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, October 17th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bob Weir Last Call with Carson Daly:Read more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Explosions in the Sky at KEXP

Joining us in the studio for a KEXP Secret Stage performance at Bumbershoot is Austin post-rock powerhouse Explosions in the Sky. Playing together for over 15 years, their sound is hugely emotive, accented with glistening guitar. It’s a unique listening experience, both cathartic and calming, comforting and unsettling. They released a new album, The Wilderness,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Bumbershoot 2016 at Seattle Center 9/2-9/4

Summer is nearly over but, on the upside, that means Seattle’s biggest music and arts festival is back. Running Friday through Sunday, rather than Saturday through Labor Day Monday, for the first time in its history, Bumbershoot otherwise hasn’t changed much else in their formula: a mixture of music festival staples (as well as someRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Fleet Foxes are getting back together. The Seattle indie band went on hiatus five years ago after they released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. At the time, frontman Robin Pecknold had decided to go back to Columbia University to earn his degree. Now it seems the hiatus is coming to an end. According to guitaristRead more…

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Monday Music News

When Courtney Barnett sings about “Three Packs a Day,” she’s not talking about smoking. (I mean, c’mon. Haven’t you listened to the lyrics of “Avant Gardener“? She’s not that good at breathing in.) Instead, the brand-new single from the Australian singer/songwriter is an ode to ramen. While dietitians may disagree with the title, the trackRead more…

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Friday Music News

By Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Texas guitar great Leon Bridges has contributed a track to the upcoming Will Smith film, Concussion, a biographical thriller based on the life of Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who took on the National Football League. For the soundtrack, Bridges contributes the soulful, dramatic single “So Long,” which youRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been over twenty years since his death and yet Kurt Cobain is still contributing to the music industry. On November 13, Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, an album of home-recorded Cobain tracks will be released. A special 7″ of his songs, “And I Love Her (Beatles Cover)” and “Sappy,” will be out onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney has announced he’ll be releasing a solo album, titled Many Moons, out October 30th via Domino. A press release states the full-length, “is squinting-at-the-sun bright, full of subtle introspection, an elliptical document of Courtney’s transition into family life and fatherhood.” Aww. Fellow Real Estate’r keyboardist Matt Kallman contributes to theRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 4

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. 459 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 4 Morning Show hostRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Runner Powered Podcast Volume 4!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. I couldn’t be more excited that Volume 4 of our Runner Powered Podcasts is launching today. I absolutely love curating these podcasts,Read more…

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