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Wednesday Music News

Legendary Mississippi blues guitarist T-Model Ford died yesterday. Though his exact date of birth is uncertain, “The Taildragger” spread his influence upon other blues artists new and old, including Seattle’s own GravelRoad, who recorded with him in his later years. The man, his music, his humor, and his uncompromising lifestyle (just hearing him yell “JackRead more...

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O Happy Canada Day: A Video Roundup

Today, millions of Canadians celebrate Canada Day, their nation’s birthday, dating back to 1867, when the four current British colonial provinces joined to form the country consisting of ten provinces and three territories that we know today. We at KEXP feel a particular kinship with our polite northern neighbors, not just because their western-most metropolisRead more...

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Out This Week 6/25

Topping this week’s list of new releases is the third album by Chicago band Smith Westerns. While the band’s 2011 release, Dye It Blonde, drew tons of comparisons (and a tiny bit of flak) for its fuzzy glam nods to Nuggets-era gems, their new release finds the band aiming for what our Music Director, DonRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Super-group Divine Fits have somehow released two new tracks almost as one — on Conan, they played “Chained to Love” and “Ain’t That the Way” and it worked. Both tracks showcase the Spoon/Wolf Parade vibes as one, while also just totally rocking the way a super-group should. Never ones to miss a beat, the performance wasRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

On September 10, The Clash will release a huge box set called Sound System. According to guitarist Mick Jones this will be “the greatest box set ever.” The set will include all five LPs, three disks of singles, a DVD of the band’s music videos, and SO MUCH more. As if this wasn’t cool enough,Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Sasquatch! has announced the final set times for all of its artists. They’ve done a great job at keeping any potential conflicts to a minimum. Though headliners such as Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, and The Postal Service are each on different days, there will still be some tough decisions to be made. With aboutRead more...

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