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Tuesday Music News

After selling out their first show (Dec. 12) at Key Arena in just 15 minutes, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis decided to add a second performance on December 11. That one sold out in two hours. The guys have so much love for their hometown that they’ve now added a third show, this one is setRead more...

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Album Reviews: Niger Sounds from Bombino and Etran Finatawa

Sometimes it’s the simplest words that stop you cold.  Soft-spoken Tuareg artist Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar proved this to me on a stiflingly hot summer evening at the 2012 Pickathon Festival backstage. I was talking to him for their post-performance video interviews, aided by French-Canadian guitarist Yann Falquet as translator, and I wanted to ask himRead more...

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Monday Music News

M.I.A.‘s much-anticipated album Matangi has been rejected by Interscope for being “too positive”. The album was supposed to be released last month, but now with apparently some “darkening up” needed, the release is expected around April 15th, in time for the Tamil New Year. It turns out M.I.A.’s ex-manager, whom she fired, is now theRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: 2012 KEXP-centric Grammy Nominees

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. For this week, we are looking at KEXP friendly artists who are nominated for Grammy awards this year.

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Monday Music News

“Life is a pre-existing condition,” says Mike McCready . In a video released today, the Pearl Jam guitarist voiced support of preserving the Affordable Care Act in the upcoming Presidential elections. While the band has been known for typically favoring liberal policies and politicians, this particular issue directly hits McCready, who has been living withRead more...

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Monday Music News

More Sigur Rós news: this coming Thursday, May 17th, across EVERY time zone in the world, fans can preview the new album, Valtari, in the world’s first worldwide listening party (don’t quote me on this). Wherever you are, at 7pm, just log on to the band’s website and stream the album in their entirety. KEXPRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We’ve got another great week of shows in Seattle, with a ton of variety. This is a city where you can see a good show just about every night of the week, and this one is no exception. Starting on Monday night, we’ve got some great Northwest connections back in town with former Fleet FoxRead more...

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Thursday Music News

The new Justin Vernon-curated label, Chigliak, has just released its first record. Vernon himself wrote the introduction to the first release, a 12″ vinyl re-issue of Amateur Love’s 2003 (and only) album, It’s All Aquatic: What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminateRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Hip-hop mag XXL recently released its 5th annual Freshman Class, and Seattle’s own Macklemore was deemed worthy of inclusion. Though the up-and-coming MC is nothing new to Northwest hip hop fans, he has yet to receive the amount of national media coverage many 206ers feel he deserves. Hopefully, wielding a gold-dipped pipe in the centerRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In The Black Keys’ recent cover story in Rolling Stone Magazine, drummer Patrick Carney had some choice words on Nickleback and the state of Rock in general. Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of hisRead more...

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