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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: The Sonics

Rounding out an unbelievable first day of KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast live at Kex Hostel are garage rock legends The Sonics. Formed in Tacoma in 1960, The Sonics are widely regarded as the first garage and first punk band, and have had a wide-reaching influence on the course of garage, punk, and rock history. TheirRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 24th: Bad Suns, COIN at Neumos (more info) PAPA, Perfect Families at Barboza (more info) Tuesday, October 25th: KEXP Presents La Luz, The Shivas, Donormaal at Tractor Tavern (more info) M83, Yeasayer at WaMu Theater (more info) The Faint, Gang Of Four, Pictureplane at The Showbox (more info)

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Leon Berman Shakes His Last Shack on KEXP

After 30 amazing years as KEXP’s in-house proctologist of rock n’ roll, DJ Leon Berman is stepping down as host of Shake the Shack on KEXP tonight, Friday, July 15th, and handing all surgical implements over to Cousin Mike, his faithful sidekick over many years. Since his days at KCMU, it’s truly been a wildRead more…

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Live Video: The Sonics Live at Easy Street Records

Record Store Day is monumental in Seattle in a way that isn’t seen in the rest of the country: we crawl out of whatever grunge holes we live in and slither over to the nearest record stores and start feeding on vinyl, eating 45s, and rubbing the sleeves all over our bodies, happily rolling around in our ownRead more…

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Record Store Day 2016: KEXP Exclusive Releases

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for a music lover. This Saturday, April 16th is the ninth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of independent music stores around the globe. It also happens to be the day of KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening celebration! Our event doesn’t start until noon, so you haveRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2015, Part 1

For the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, and last Friday, we counted down KEXP listeners’ top 90.3 albums of 2015 (see the results here). KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and whoRead more…

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KEXP DJs and Staff Remember the KEXP Old Home, Part One

This Wednesday, December 9th, KEXP says goodbye to our “Old Home” at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Denny Way, on the outskirts of downtown Seattle. Our building was far from perfect – broken toilets, leaking ceilings, and you’ve probably heard the DJs talking about the HVAC issues – but there were many wonderful memoriesRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cousin Mike

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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Photos: The Sonics at Easy Street Records

Saturday night in West Seattle, history was made… or remade… when Northwest legends The Sonics performed a special set at Easy Street Records on Record Store Day to benefit KEXP’s New Home. The iconic Tacoma band alone were a huge draw to the legion of fans inside and surrounding the store, but dozen or soRead more…

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