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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Girlpool, Wye Oak, The Kills

The Vera Stage’s sound has been notably quiet (especially compared to the sometimes deafening main stage) all weekend, but that didn’t bother Girlpool, the drumless duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. In fact, if anything, it probably galvanized the Los Angeles duo. Their music is emotionally and melodically direct, and its lack of volumeRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Initial Lineup Announced!

Summer just got hotter, as the Capitol Hill Block Party has announced the first wave of bands playing their annual festival, scheduled for July 24th through July 26th in Seattle. The sidewalks are gonna sizzle with headliners like TV on the Radio, The Kills, RATATAT, Toro Y Moi, Built to Spill, and more! 2015 PARTIALRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Conor Oberst stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a fantastic performance of “Zigzagging Toward the Light,” off his most recent release Upside Down Mountain. Check it out below. You can also watch his KEXP session here, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column! [Consequence of Sound]

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Thursday Music News

Next Tuesday, Third Man Records will release the latest in its ongoing series of live 12″ LPs. The performances, this time from The Kills, The Shins, and Seasick Steve, were all recorded at Jack White’s Nashville-based record store “Live-to-Acetate” with not post-production whatsoever. You can pre-order the series at the Third Man website now.

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Out This Week 8/14

This week is a particularly exciting one for KEXP listeners because today marks the release of Live At KEXP Volume Eight! Featuring performances from April 2011 to April 2012, the 19-track compilation houses live performances from some of KEXP’s newest discoveries alongside longtime favorites, including songs from Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala,Read more…

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Album Review: Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Just Tell Me That You Want Me is a bit of a wild card on the scene today. It’s a tribute album to Fleetwood Mac, undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time, put out by Concord Music Group, who specializes in jazz and reissues of classic rock and pop records (none of whichRead more…

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Friday Music News

The Flaming Lips are as busy as ever. After embarking on an epic quest to release new music every single month of 2011, it doesn’t look like the Lips are about to stop now that 2012 has rolled around. In fact, this month may be their busiest yet. According to the Twitter of Wayne Coyne,Read more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has scored the upcoming Cameron Crowe film We Bought A Zoo, which will be in theaters December 23. The soundtrack, which will be released via Columbia December 13, will feature two new songs from Jónsi, new “score” material, as well as adaptations of songs from Jónsi 2010 solo album Go. ForRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2011, Sunday: Still More Bands, More Photos

The 2011 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival may be done now, but we’ve still got more to write about and more photos and videos to show you. For now, here’s a selection of yet more bands that played on Sunday this year. Keep an eye on the blog for more Bumbershoot coverage.  

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