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Live Review: Modern Sky Festival 2015, Part 2 – Black Lips, Song Dongye, New Pants and Gang of Four

all photos by Brady Harvey (view set) Continuing the fantastic fusion of Chinese rock bands and American garage rock bands at Modern Sky, after Miserable Faith, was Black Lips. Though they had a much different fashion sense than Miserable Faith, the garage feel of the Black Lips with their Grease-inspired attire made for a wonderfulRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Modern Sky Festival 10/11

East meets West with the Modern Sky Music Festival, a jam-packed one-day show happening this Sunday, October 11th at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater. The series, which has held previous shows in New York City and Beijing, combines a fantastic line-up of bands from both America and China. So, in one afternoon, you’ll get theRead more…

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Out This Week 2/24

Following yesterday’s hypnotic in-studio session on The Midday Show on KEXP, local ladies THEESatisfaction release their sophomore album EarthEE today via Sub Pop. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as an “entrancing blend of Afro-futurist hip hop, cosmic R&B, psychedelic funk and astral jazz. Produced again by Erik Blood (and also featuring appearances fromRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Memories of You​

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. 445 – Memories of You Midday show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Conor Oberst stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a fantastic performance of “Zigzagging Toward the Light,” off his most recent release Upside Down Mountain. Check it out below. You can also watch his KEXP session here, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column! [Consequence of Sound]

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Countdown Predictions: Post Punk

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Valentine’s Day will kick off a monstrous week of live music coming through the jewel of the Northwest, including but not limited to The Decemberists, Gang of Four, Yo La Tengo, Smith Westerns, Shabazz Palaces, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Justin Townes Earle, and, of course, your usual dosage of local flavor.

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s looking to be another amazing year of music at the Gorge, as the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been extended to four days and the lineup is chock-full of KEXP favorites. For more info, click here and watch here: The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced today that Bob Dylan will perform atRead more…

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Interview with Andy Gill: Gang of Four does nothing that means nothing

If you listen to KEXP, you’ve heard Gang of Four. If by some chance you’ve missed out on hearing the real thing, you’ll still know the sound. The band’s sonic signature — the harsh stutter of Andy Gill’s guitar slicing up the rhythm section’s heavy grooves, topped with Jon King’s urgent vocal delivery — hasRead more…

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