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Tuesday Music News

McSweeney’s has commissioned fantasy writer Richard Parks to create an hour-long radio special starring Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips, which will be aired on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific time on KCRW (more info here). It’s an old-time radio special in the War of the Worlds tradition, and the main conflict hasRead more…

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Tuesday News Catchup

Conrad Murray, the doctor found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Michael Jackson, has been served the maximum sentence of four years in prison and a denial of probation. Prosecutors are also seeking restitution fees from Murray, paid to Jackson’s three children. As the Associated Press reports, Judge Michael Pastor said, “Dr. MurrayRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another great week of music lies ahead. Monday starts off beautifully with The Decemberists and Okkervil River at Marymoor Park, and then we’ve got a complete mixed bag. There’s Tapes & Tapes at the Crocodile, Daniel Johnston at Neumo’s, and Cloud Cult at Neptune Theatre.  Friday is also our last (and arguably most anticipated) KEXPRead more…

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Live Video: Okkervil River @ Neptune Theater, KEXP VIP Club Concert

Membership has its rewards, and KEXP is no different. Those donors who contributed $500 or more during the KEXP pledge drive are awarded membership to the KEXP VIP Concert Series, where a select number of KEXP members and staff are invited to attend special, intimate concerts with a number of great bands. In the past,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Blue Scholars with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. at 2010 Capitol Hill Block Partyphoto by Steven Dewall Monday, June 13 Tijuana Panthers with Guantanamo Baywatch @ Chop Suey ($5, 8PM, 21+) (buy tickets) Long Beach meets the Northwest. Surf’s up, dude! The Tallboys @ Tractor Tavern ($6, 7:30PM) (info)

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Out This Week 5/10

It’s another great post- Record Store Day week for new releases. Topping the shopping lists of KEXP listeners will surely be the awaited sixth full-length from Okkervil River and the fourth LP from The Antlers. Both bands are starting tours that will bring them through the Northwest soon — The Antlers will be at SasquatchRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Don’t fret if you missed Okkervil River‘s performance of their new album I Am Very Far last weekend: the album is now streaming in its entirety over at NPR. Below, catch the band performing “We Need a Myth.” As previously reported, dreamy synthpop maestro Washed Out recently signed to Sub Pop, with his debut releaseRead more…

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Okkervil River Debuting New LP via Webcast

Will Scheff has never lacked for literacy, and the Okkervil River frontman’s latest LP I Am Very Far is no exception. Now, you can be one of the first to experience the new album played live in full. Tomorrow night at 7 PM Eastern standard time, the band will play the new record – allRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 3/31

It’s been four years, but French bangers Justice have finally dropped a new single, following their lauded debut Cross. Seattle’s 107.7 The End posted a stream of the track, called “Civilization,” which you can listen to here: Holy Ghost! has another sneak peek at their upcoming with “Wait & See,” a new-wavin’ synth pop jamRead more…

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Song of the Day: Okkervil River – Wake And Be Fine

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 selection, featured on theRead more…

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