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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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Northwest Music Community Remembers Chris Cornell

Word of Chris Cornell‘s death late Wednesday night was a blow to the music community, but for Seattle it feels even more personal. Cornell was a cornerstone artist for the Northwest. From Soundgarden to Temple of the Dog and Audioslave to his solo work, Cornell helped define the “Seattle sound” with his iconic voice. TryingRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Butch Vig and The Smart Studios Story

Last year, the documentary The Smart Studios Story premiered, a tribute to the now-legendary recording studio, founded by also now-legendary producer/musician Butch Vig and Steve Marker. Opened in 1983 when the two were college students at the University of Wisconsin, and closed in 2010 after a decline in usage, the studio helped bring to lifeRead more…

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International Clash Day 2017: KEXP Exclusive Interviews

They may have broken up back in 1986, but The Clash continue to influence new generations of musicians every decade. KEXP had a chance to speak with a few of these artists, both old and new; hear their thoughts on “The Only Band That Matters” below. KEXP celebrates the fifth annual International Clash Day onRead more…

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Review Revue: Virus 100

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of music compilations as a medium – from mixtapes to big fancy label showcases, it’s just a great way to share a bunch of new music with people – and generally, even if you’re not into the whole thing you’ll at least find a fewRead more…

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Riz Wants You…

…to Power KEXP during its Fall Fundraising Drive! Digging in the vaults, I unearthed this print ad for a September 1992 issue of The Rocket, featuring our own DJ Riz! Back then, Riz was responsible for the drive time shift on weekday afternoons. What might you have heard? Well, I couldn’t find a playlist for SeptemberRead more…

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