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Monday Music News

After four years of silence, UK trio The xx are full-speed ahead, sharing a new track earlier this month, announcing a new album, and over the weekend, appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Watch the group perform the Hall & Oates-sampling single “On Hold” below, featuring some endearingly-dorky dancing and vocalist RomyRead more…

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Music That Matters: Dissolving Liquid Waves

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. 495 – Dissolving Liquid Waves DJ Larry Rose takes youRead more…

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KEXP Donors Highlights of 2015

One of the best things about being part of commercial-free KEXP is when you hear from other music lovers about why they choose to support KEXP with their financial contributions. With the end of the year (and your last chance to donate in 2015) just hours away, it seems appropriate to share a few ofRead more…

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Photos: SMooCH 2015 Benefit Brings in Big Bucks

SMooCH was a smashing success. This year the Nordstrom family, with the help of KEXP, Sub Pop Records, and many generous donors, raised nearly $3 million for Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care fund. The money will directly help to pay for critical care for sick kids, regardless of their family’s ability to pay the bill.Read more…

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KEXP Presents: SMooCH 2015 at Showbox at the Market, 12/5

This Saturday, December 5th, KEXP proudly presents the 5th annual SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital) Benefit Concert. All proceeds for SMooCH go directly towards Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care program. Every year, 60% of the 100,000 patients who receive treatment from Seattle Children’s Hospital are unable to pay for their medical expenses. Seattle Children’sRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, December 1st: • Lifelong & KEXP Present World AIDS Day Concert at The Showbox // All Ages, FREE (more info) • Ezra Furman, Guy Blakeslee at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Cancer Bats at El Corazón // All Ages (more info) • Zappa Plays Zappa: 40th Anniversary of One Size FitsRead 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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R.I.P. Percy Sledge

View image | gettyimages.com Legendary soul singer Percy Sledge has passed away this morning at the age of 73 in his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1966, his debut single “When a Man Loves a Woman” rocketed to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard R&B Charts. His passionate, soulful deliveryRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Beck stopped by Conan to perform the beautiful track “Waking Light” off his most recent release, Morning Phase. Watch below, and keep up with all the late-night highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Merrill Garbus’ colorful campaign behind Tune-Yards‘ excellent third album Nikki Nack continues today with a vibrant video for the album cut “Real Thing.” Mannequin-esque people, Sesame Street-style visuals, and a climatic dance scene featuring packaging peanuts are a few highlights from the below, Tom Jobbins-directed clip. In related news, Garbus will be wrapping up theRead more…

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