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KEXP Suggests: The Second Annual Songwriter’s Summit at EMP 4/5

This Saturday, April 5th, both The Recording Academy: Pacific Northwest Chapter and the EMP Museum are collaborating to create a symposium of regionally-specific songwriters in an event titled, The Second Annual Songwriter’s Summit. According to their website, the Summit will “bring together a diverse gathering of top music creators to explore the art, the craft,Read more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Victory Lap

This year’s Capitol Hill Block Party celebration was pretty frickin incredible, so for one last hurrah, here’s a collection of some of our favorite shots you haven’t seen yet, taken by our great team of photographers: Dave Lichterman, Matthew Thompson, and Brittany Brassell. See you next year!

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An Interview with Galen Disston of Pickwick

Recently, KEXP had the opportunity to chat with Galen Disston, lead singer of the Seattle band Pickwick, as he and the group were in the middle of their month-long international tour (Canada and the U.S.). When we got in touch with them, the band was prepping for a show at Local 506 in Chapel Hill,Read more...

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Live Review: Little Big Show #6 w/ Jim James @ Neptune 5/15/2013

A couple times a year, Starbucks, STG, and KEXP team up to put on the Little Big Show - a little show with a big impact - where 100% of the proceeds go towards helping the arts stay alive for young people. This evening’s sold out show raised over $14,000 for The Vera Project, theRead more...

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Treefort Music Festival 2013: Cold Weather and Hot Music

Boise isn’t one of those places where you hop out of bed and say “I think we should go to Boise this weekend!”  Actually, I don’t think it would have ever been a destination on my list, but then low and behold Treefort Music Festival was born. So many people talked up this fledgling festivalRead more...

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Live Video: DIIV at CMJ

It was the longest wait of the KEXP broadcast at CMJ. As we were midway through hosting a dozen bands at Union Square Ballroom during the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon, on Thursday afternoon a packed house stood eagerly waiting for DIIV to come on. Missing drumsticks were the culprit, but once new ones were acquired,Read more...

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Vive Latino: 2011 review & artist interviews / 2012 preview

(This review originally appeared in the L.A.M.C. 2011 guidebook.) I love Mexico City. I spent three weeks there in 2010 and when the folks at Vive Latino invited me to visit their music and arts festival in April 2011 I hopped at the chance to return. Set at Foro Sol stadium, an adjoining fútbol fieldRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Local Artists to Watch Out for in 2012

Every week, we bring to you Friday on My Mind which is centered around a different musical topic each week. These posts are a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This week we’re talking about Seattle artists to watch out for in 2012. 1. Pickwick: The future couldn’t be any brighter for Seattle’sRead more...

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Song of the Day: Ganglians - Drop the Act

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s song featured on TheRead more...

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Live Review: Arctic Monkeys with The Vaccines @ Showbox SoDo 8/10

I can’t tell you how big the Arctic Monkeys were in England in 2005. They were everyone’s new favorite band. They grabbed the attention of the country almost overnight through this thing called MySpace and were legitimately hyped to be the “next big thing.” And it really felt like they were. They were young, too.Read more...

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