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Songs of Freedom: KEXP Video Roundup for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Last night, a sold out crowd took over the Northwest African American Museum for the 17th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party. As KEXP DJs Masa, Riz, Kid Hops, Alex, and Sharlese spun tracks, Seattleites of all races descended on the dance floor, a perfect way to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther KingRead more…

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Martin Luther King Day: Remembering Hope, Progress & Embracing the American Dream through Music

2010 was a year of many things: of economic hardship, of loss, of social progress, and of musical innovation. Going into 2011, and more specifically Martin Luther King day, we must focus not on what we have lost, but how we are embracing the rhetoric of “hope” and “progress” and the “American dream.”

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Monday Morning News Fix

We’re sad to report the passing of Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, who, according to the Throbbing Gristle website, “passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 24th November 2010 at his home in Bankok.” A founding member of the controversial and groundbreaking Throbbing Gristle, notably the first ever “industrial” band, Sleazy was also a successful artistRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s an admittedly thin docket of live shows this week, but with the Northwest still basking in the afterglow of MFNW, Bumbershoot, and plenty of other great artists making their way through the area recently, I think we can live with a down week. Get ready to get back out next week though, as VampireRead more…

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