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To Those We Lost in 2016, Part One

2016 was an especially brutal year: we lost David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, and that’s just to mention a few. (In fact, part two of the list can be found here.) KEXP will celebrate the lives of all these artists on the air, tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th from 6:00Read more…

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R.I.P. James Atkins of Hammerbox

James Atkins, bassist for Hammerbox and longtime fixture of the Seattle music scene, sadly passed away on Saturday, February 27th after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by friends and his favorite music, including AC/DC, Motörhead, Soul Asylum, and The Replacements. Formed in 1990, Hammerbox were another casualty of Seattle’s “grunge” popularity, signingRead more…

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Spring Membership Drive: KEXP – A Reliable, Solid Constant

I’ve bumped into a few people of notoriety in my life… I once lifted free weights in a Denver health club next to Tommy Chong (the dude was cut!)… I was at a Mookie Blaylock show at the Off Ramp where Matt Dillon was hanging out, doing research for Singles… when I was 13 IRead more…

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