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Wednesday Music News

West coast garage rocker Mikal Cronin released his third solo album yesterday on Merge Records (titled MCIII, natch), and he shares this hilarious video for the single “Turn Around.” Comedians Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Kurt Braunohler do a shot-for-shot remake of the Natalie Imbruglia video for “Torn.” Watch below, and stay tuned for videoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Rocky Votolato – The Hereafter

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Hereafter” by RockyRead more…

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Out This Week 4/21

Before you even have a chance to recover from Record Store Day, the industry is spitting out even more awesome releases this week. You may have grabbed the vinyl version on Saturday already, but the long-awaited Built to Spill hits shelves today. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a consistently strong set of songsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We never would’ve guessed from yesterday’s jaw-dropping history-making performance from Rose Windows at the site of KEXP’s New Home, but the band had just endured some bad news: guitarist Chris Cheveyo had his favorite guitar — a ’56 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue #67361 — stolen from his apartment. He writes on his Facebook page: “TellRead more…

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Under the Space Needle: Seattleites Share Stories of Seattle Center, Pt. 1

Since its construction in 1962 for the World’s Fair, Seattle Center has been the site for many memorable music moments. With music festivals like Bumbershoot and Folklife, and venues like Key Arena and the Vera Project, some amazing bands have traveled through this local landmark… and when KEXP moves into our new home there, we’reRead more…

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Barsuk 15, Day 4: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Ben Gibbard, Rocky Votolato, & Laura Gibson

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more…

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Song of the Day: Rocky Votolato – Fool’s Gold

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured during the 2012 Fall Fundraising Drive, is “Fool’s Gold” by Rocky Votolato fromRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s the 2012 Summer Fundraising Drive, the Seventh Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge, and it’s Noise For The Needy 2012 week, so suffice to say this is the time to give. What a great excuse (as if you needed one) to get out and enjoy some local music with friends! Noise for the Needy is taking place between June 1st – 10thRead more…

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Out This Week 4/3

Can you be believe the wait is finally over? We’ve been playing the Icelandic release of My Head Is an Animal, the debut from Of Monsters and Men, since we last visited them in October, but today the U.S. release hits record store shelves across the country. And while you may think you’ve already heardRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Rocktober charges on with another great week of incredibly diverse music lined up. On Monday, there’s a free show at Sonic Boom Records with one of NYC’s latest pop projects – New Villager; they open the following day at Neumo’s for a much anticipated show with Metronomy. Also on Tuesday, Cymbals Eat Guitars play the Crocodile, StephenRead more…

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