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KEXP Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Ramones’ Leave Home

Today, every hour from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT, you’ll have a chance to win the Leave Home 40th Anniversary deluxe edition box set, with DJ Kevin Cole giving away the grand package: the deluxe edition box set and the debut album Ramones 40th Anniversary deluxe edition box set, plus a bunch of stickers,Read more…

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Lucky Sevens: A KEXP 1977 Video Roundup

The music world struck it rich in 1977. It was ground zero for punk, with debut albums from the Sex Pistols, The Damned, and Dead Boys, to name a few. And not just one, but two albums each from David Bowie and The Ramones. The year was so notable, The Clash wrote a song aboutRead more…

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F*ck Cancer: A KEXP Video Roundup

On Thursday, March 2nd, KEXP presents Music Heals, a collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the storiesRead more…

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Hail to the Chief: KEXP’s Presidents Day Video Roundup

It’s Presidents’ Day, a day originally designated to honor the birthday of George Washington (born on February 22, 1732), but then in the ’50s, a committee lobbied to make the day for all presidents, and in 1971, they shifted the day to the third Monday of February. All you really need to know is, parkingRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

It’s that time of year again, and KEXP has a menu of musical delights for your Thankgiving! And in the spirit of the holiday, we want to thank all our donors and listeners for helping make listener-powered KEXP happen. (And if you’re not a donor yet, why not make a tax-deductible gift before the endRead more…

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 Preview

Black Friday is upon us, and nothing makes us happier than the blackest black of a vinyl record! This year’s Black Friday is extra special for us, as local label Light In The Attic Records will be opening a store in the KEXP Gathering Space, bringing the exclusive, limited-edition releases right to us. This annualRead more…

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Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Video Roundup

Gong Xi Fa Cai! If you’ve already blown your new year’s resolutions, get a fresh start with the lunar calendar and the 2016 Chinese New Year, which begins today, Monday, February 8th, and ends on January 27th, 2017. Traditionally, every year is assigned an animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 has been declared theRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2015

It’s Thankgiving, and chances are, you’ve already got your menu all planned out, right? Well, to help feed your musical appetite, KEXP is serving up a Video Roundup of delicious songs below. No need to loosen your belt; this playlist platter is calorie free! Listen along as you finish up in the kitchen, greet yourRead more…

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Video Roundup: In Memory of Artists Passed in 2014

Death is an unavoidable part of life, and remembering is a form of celebrating those who have been lost. This morning, KEXP Morning Show host John Richards pays tribute to many of the great musical figures who passed away this year. From beloved folk music activist Pete Seeger to Seattle grunge architect and London BridgeRead more…

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