Tag Archives: Karl Blau

In Stores Now 11/20

This week sees new albums from two soul greats. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings share their seventh and final album, recorded before Jones passed away from cancer in November 2016. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a strong set of buoyant old-school soul and funk, with songs mostly written by members of the Dap-KingsRead more…

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Music That Matters: In Which Elvis Sees the Face Of Stalin in the Clouds

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. 591 – In Which Elvis Sees the Face Of StalinRead more…

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Song of the Day: Karl Blau – Poor The War Away

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is Karl Blau’s “Poor The War Away” fromRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Business Presents in Anacortes 7/14-7/15

What was formerly known as What the Heck Fest, and then most recently known as the Anacortes Unknown Music Series, has now become The Business Presents, a fitting new title as it’s being presented by The Business, a long-running record store (and now, distro!) based in Anacortes, WA. A jam-packed weekend of music is plannedRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017, Day 2: Karl Blau

Our second live performance of the day came from Mr. Karl Blau, long a fixture of the local music scene in Anacortes, WA, who has released upwards of 30 records since the early-90s. Playing tracks from a forthcoming record, as well as his interpretations of songs from the 60s and 70s presented on 2016’s Introducing Karl Blau, Karl Blau playedRead more…

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KEXP’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit Broadcast in Pioneer Square Begins Again!

The first day of the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit is over, but a second day of performances is just beginning. Tune in to hear KEXP’s coverage from the Little London Plane in Pioneer Square. For the next two days, KEXP will broadcast programming, as well as exclusive live performances, all from our second home inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Upstream Music Fest + Summit 5/11-13

It’s easy to take the Northwest’s thriving local music scene for granted. Each day it  feels like a new artist is popping up. From snarky indie rockers to enigmatic rappers and avant garde electronic artists, there’s always some incredible new act to be discovered. If you’re not keeping your ear to ground, you might be missing outRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 7/14-7/17

In what’s easily become a summer tradition for many KEXP listeners, the 4th Annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival kicks off tonight in beautiful Carnation, WA. It’s more than just a music festival: it’s a beautiful escape to Tolt-Macdonald Park with recreation tree climbing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the nearby Tolt River Beach, andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/27-5/30

From outside the windows of KEXP’s New Home, we can see them setting up: it’s almost time for the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival! This Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th through 30th, Seattle Center will transform itself into a multi-cultural arts and music extravaganza. This year’s focus is “The Power of the Human Voice through Song,”Read more…

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