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Wednesday Music News

Last night, as she closed out a show at at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Australian artist Courtney Barnett covered the track “Drunk on Election Night” by fellow Aussie Dan Kelly & the Alpha Males. (You can find the original version on his 2006 album Drowning in the Fountain of Youth.) The song has the chorus “OhhRead more…

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The Spirit of Juneteenth: A KEXP Video Roundup

This Sunday, June 19th, KEXP will observe Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — with day-long programming celebrating freedom, achievement, education, and building bridges. Starting at 9:00 AM PT with Preachin’ the Blues and ending at 2:00 AM PT with Jazz Theatre, we’ll spotlight artists whose work celebratesRead more…

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You are the Sunshine of Our Lives: Stevie Wonder Birthday Video Roundup

Today, KEXP celebrates the birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known to the world as Stevie Wonder. Wonder turns 66 years old today, and it’s impressive to think he’s been a musician and songwriter for 55 of those years, recording more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and racking up 25 Grammy Awards, the mostRead more…

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No Slashers Here: Friday the 13th Video Roundup

Not only is today’s Soul Day, it also happens to be the only Friday the 13th in the entire year of 2016. We, here at KEXP, have never believed the idea that the day is unlucky. I mean, sure, maybe if you’re at Crystal Lake, but not here at KEXP. So, check out our VideoRead more…

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Video Roundup: KEXP’s Got Soul!

KEXP’s always got soul, but this Friday, May 13th, it’ll be nothing but, as we celebrate Stevie Wonder’s 66th birthday with KEXP Soul Day! Throughout the day, John, Cheryl, and Kevin will be joined by guest DJs like the Emerald City Soul Club, and KEXP DJs Hans, Johnny Horn of Preachin’ the Blues, and GregRead more…

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Video Roundup: Six More Degrees of Greg Dulli

Today, Thursday, September 17th, KEXP celebrates Six Degrees of Greg Dulli Day, where our DJs will demonstrate their “on-the-fly” programming skills all kicked off by a song by the charismatic frontman of The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers, and The Gutter Twins. Wanna watch DJs John Richards, Troy Nelson, and Kevin Cole flail about theRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Summer is Here!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This week we are all about summer! Try to forget that hitting the longest day of the year means ever more darknessRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: June!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. June has snuck up on us. Seriously, it snuck up and stabbed May right in the heart and now wants all ofRead more…

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Video Roundup: Let Freedom Ring on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today, we celebrate what would’ve been the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of history’s greatest voices of liberty. King’s contributions to civil rights have inspired millions, including many musicians who’ve paid tribute to him in song. Below, we’ve collected some of those odes that help King’s message live on for generations.Read more…

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Friday on My Mind: Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s time again for Friday on Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This Monday will be Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so we are looking at songs that honor his memory. Every January on theRead more…

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