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Wednesday Music News

First, A Tribe Called Quest released a new album after 18 years. And, now, Scottish siblings The Jesus and Mary Chain are one-upping them, so to speak, with their first LP in 19 years, out in March 2017. The news was announced by Creation Records founder and longtime manager Alan McGee, who excitedly wrote onRead more…

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It’s Gonna Blow (Well, Eventually): A Mount St. Helens Video Roundup

Just on the horizon, lurks Mount St. Helens, sitting 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland. It was on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM PT that it resulted in the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Will Mt. St. Helens erupt again? Scientists say yes,Read more…

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Video Roundup: 50 States/50 Bands

Take a musical road trip with DJ Kevin Cole: today, on The Afternoon Show on KEXP, he presents 50 States/50 Bands. From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, he’ll be playing a band from every state in the U.S.A. in celebration of Independence Day. Tune in and see who he chooses for your home state. YouRead more…

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Video Roundup: Star Wars Day

It’s May 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Like many pop-culture phenomenons, the epic space saga has made its way into music, influencing everything from band names, lyrics, and even stage attire. (Looking at you, Gnarls Barkley.) To celebrate the Lucas legacy, today we’ve compiled a galactic force of songs, bands, or lyrics inspired by StarRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: We Love Our Amplifiers!

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. Happy Amplifier Love Week to you, you and, YOU! What is Amplifier Love Week you ask??? This week we’re celebrating all ofRead more…

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Out This Week 2/18

New York duo Phantogram release their sophomore album, Voices, today, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates claims is a, “sleek set of moody electro-pop with a dark, atmospheric sound featuring buzzing synths, spiky guitars, hip hop-influenced beats, breathy vocals and catchy pop hooks.” Another highlight for the week comes from Angel Olsen, former member ofRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

As we rip through February, things are heating up in Seattle. Some great choices this week. On Tuesday night, “roll-up” your Mardi Gras sleeves with Cam’Ron and Nacho Picasso at the Crocodile. On Wednesday night, have some fun with Debacle Records and Daniel Bachman, Jordan Fuller, and Lori Goldston at the Rendezvous. Thursday, enjoy a killer darkRead more…

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Countdown Predictions: Classic Rock

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: The Best Songs Done By the Presidents of the United States of America

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, which is a weekly collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. What better way to commemorate President’s Day than celebrating Seattle local heroes The Presidents of the United States of America? I’m sure NO ONE has had this idea before me. I’m the first. I am,Read more…

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Watch Nevermind Concert at EMP tonight at 10PM!

While tonight’s special benefit concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind at EMP may be sold out, you can still experience it for yourself online through a live video stream. In fact, you can watch the performance right here at 10PM PST tonight, September 20, as local bands including The Long Winters, Visqueen, TheRead more…

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