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Music That Matters: Smile Yourself Happy

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. 561 – Smile Yourself Happy There’s lots to smile aboutRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following what sounds like a really fun homecoming at SXSW, Spoon have shared a slew of new North American tour dates. Seattle is missing from the list, but there’s an interesting gap before a September 2nd date in Vancouver, hmmm… Bumbershoot, perhaps? Rumors have yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned. [ Consequence of SoundRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Initial Lineup Announced!

Can you believe it? The Capitol Hill Block Party is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year! They’re rolling out the first wave of this year’s debaucherous celebration, and it’s one to raise a toast to. The neighborhood streets will be closed down July 21st-23rd for Run The Jewels, Diplo, Lord Huron, and so many more.Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/27

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, February 27th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: 2 Chainz featuring Gucci Mane Late NightRead more…

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Live Review: Run the Jewels with The Gaslamp Killer, Nick Hook, Gangsta Boo, and CUZ at The Showbox SoDo

Capturing the energy in The Showbox SoDo is a difficult task. The venue’s high ceiling stretches for a great distance overhead, and without the proper performance, momentum can dissipate from front to back. Luckily, Run the Jewels are nothing if not seasoned performers. From El-P’s first project, Company Flow, to Killer Mike’s earliest Outkast features,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Run the Jewels – Talk To Me

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Talk To Me” byRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/9

2017 is off and running with some long-awaited LPs out now, like the latest from The xx. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “This London trio’s excellent third album brings a brighter, more varied and pop-inflected sound to their spectral electro-pop courtesy of band member/producer Jamie xx, though the emotional focus remains on Madley CroftRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a posthumous Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings video out today, but I can’t get through it without tearing up. The song “Please Come Home For Christmas” was recorded last year for the Daptone Records holiday collection, It’s A Holiday Soul Party!, and takes on an even more aching poignancy in the wake of Sharon’sRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve finally got a release date to announce for the new Run the Jewels! The highly-anticipated RTJ3 hits the internet as a free download on January 13th, with physical copies to follow, same day in North America and January 20th everywhere else. Special guests include Kamasi Washington (who, incidentally, will be LIVE on KEXP tomorrowRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been four years since Coexist, but London trio The xx re-emerge with a new song today, and lots of good news. Stream the single “On Hold” below, which features a pretty sweet sample of the 1981 Hall & Oates hit “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” It’s just a taste of theirRead more…

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