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To Those We Lost in 2016, Part Two

2016 was an especially brutal year: we lost David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, and that’s just to mention a few. (You can see part one of our list here.) KEXP is celebrating the lives of all these artists on the air, today, Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 AM toRead more…

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R.I.P. Sharon Jones

It’s with an incredibly heavy heart that we share, Sharon Lafaye Jones has passed away at the age of 60, after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings. “I just keep thinking what an incredibly passionate and generous woman she is,” shared DJ Cheryl Waters. “WhatRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I’m Still Here

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song comes from contemporary soul siren and her band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 8/1

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, August 1st: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mary Timony Last Call with Carson Daly: Moby,Read more…

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