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SXSW 2012, Day 1: Of Monsters And Men

We’ve been waiting for this for almost two years… for Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men to make it Stateside and perform for KEXP listeners outside of their native country. Back in 2010, we captured an incredible, intimate, unrepeatable live acoustic session with the band in their Reykjavik apartment during Iceland Airwaves. While they didn’tRead more…

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SXSW 2012, Day 1: Allen Stone

It’s getting to the point where Allen Stone no longer needs an introduction. No longer an up-and-comer, the Seattle soul phenom’s appeal has spread well beyond the Northwest, and it’s no longer a secret how amazing his live performances can be. With the help of a performance on Conan O’Brien, he has gained a goodRead more…

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SXSW 2012, Day 1: Wussy

Cincinnati band Wussy was formed by Lisa Walker and former Ass Ponys member Chuck Cleaver in 2001. Their fourth full-length album, Strawberry, was released in November of 2011 on Shake It Records and features today’s KEXP Song of the Day, “Pulverized.” Led by the vocals of both Walker and Cleaver, Wussy embody the droning, reverberatingRead more…

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Chilly’s SXSW 2011 Latin music recommendations

Every year South by Southwest is a music lover’s paradise with a wonderfully overwhelming amount of artists, bands and DJs to check out. There’s a chance to see some of your current interests, old favorites, and maybe most importantly, discover brand new sounds. Austin is a multicultural city and SXSW always offers a wide arrayRead more…

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Monday News: The Festivals! The Grammys!

We start off the week with news from upcoming festivals. Stereogum announces the Bonnaroo lineup, puzzlingly at first, but then gives us the real details. A few of t he many names that will entice KEXP listeners to make the journey: Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Kanye West, Death Cab For Cutie, M.I.A., Sharon JonesRead more…

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