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Midnight In A Perfect World: Brother Ali & Last Word

Minneapolis MC, community activist, and KEXP favorite Brother Ali has been a fixture within the hip-hop community for the past 17 years. He debuted on his long-time label Rhymesayers in the year 2000 with Rites Of Passage, the first of six studio albums that have showcased his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand ofRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Noga Erez

Noga Erez is a Tel Aviv-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer creating smart, catchy, colorful global electro-pop packed with vibrant instrumentation and politically-charged lyrics. Her debut album Off The Radar was released earlier this year on City Slang Records, introducing the fledgling artist’s bold sound to a wider audience. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for MidnightRead more…

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Friday Music News

Prolific rocker Ty Segall has surprise-released a new EP called Fried Shallots that popped up on his Bandcamp page today. The EP is a charity release, with the proceeds going towards the American Civil Liberties Union. Unlike most releases on Bandcamp, this one is unavailable to stream in order to encourage donations, but at onlyRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Diet Cig, Diplo

Energy. That’s what a good live performance boils down to, and that’s what both Diet Cig and Diplo (who have little more than the letter “D” in common) delivered at the Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday night. Performing in completely different genres to completely different audiences, they both put on thrilling performances to closeRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Music of Pop Con 2017

From April 20 to April 23, MoPOP hosted their annual Pop Conference, uniting writers, academics, and musicians for a weekend of uninhibited music geekery. This year’s conference provided visitors with a nearly overwhelming number of panels, roundtables, and performances to choose from. Rock crit don Greil Marcus talked about The Mekons, activist and writer dream hampton discussed politicsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

His new album Pure Comedy may be in stores now, but Father John Misty hasn’t stopped sharing new music. FJM (real name: Josh Tillman) covers the Velvet Underground classic “Who Loves the Sun” off their 1970 LP Loaded for the Mondo Boys score to Shangri-La Suite, a feature-length film from Los Angeles writer Eddie O’Keefe.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar has shared the fourth installment in the “The Heart” series, which you can stream below. (“The Heart Part 1″ appeared on 2010s K. Dot Drops project, “The Heart Part 2″ is on Lamar’s Overly Dedicated mixtape, and “The Heart Part 3″ was released as a stand-alone single back in 2012.)Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/20

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, February 20th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Stevie Wonder (R) The Late Show withRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since beloved Northwest singer/songwriter Elliott Smith released his now-classic LP Either/Or. For its anniversary, Kill Rock Stars is releasing an expanded reissue with live tracks from the 1997 Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia, WA, as well as previously unreleased tracks, like the one sharedRead more…

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Announcing the 2017 Coachella Music Festival Lineup

Yesterday, the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival line-up rolled out — this year’s headliners include Radiohead, Beyonce, and Kendrick Lamar as headliners, with Seattle’s own Tacocat, Car Seat Headrest, and The Head & the Heart also on the impressive bill. On the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23, at the Empire PoloRead more…

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