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I Hate You, I Love You: KEXP’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Roundup

Compiling a playlist of songs about love? That’s like trying to count all the Converse sneakers at an indie rock show: infinite. Every Valentine’s Day, John Richards offers up his annual Songs of Love and Hate show from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT, and here on the KEXP Blog, we’re focusing on the latter,Read more…

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Video Roundup: Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. As you might recall from the 1993 Bill Murray film, the infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from hibernation on this day. Legend has it, if he sees his shadow, he’ll freak out, retreat back into his burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. If he doesn’t seeRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 12/19

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, December 19th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: A Tribe Called Quest (R) Late Night with Seth Meyers:Read more…

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KEXP is the New Black: A Jenji Kohan Birthday Video Roundup

If you’re one of those devouring the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, you’ve got this lady to thank: creator/writer/executive producer Jenji Leslie Kohan, who celebrates her 46th birthday today. And if you’re a KEXP listener who watches this show, you’ve surely recognized music from many KEXP artists woven into the sometimes horrifying,Read more…

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Pedal to Whatever: A KEXP Bike to Work Video Roundup

It’s Bike to Work Day, a day KEXP has long championed as many of us here, such as Morning Show DJ John Richards, are bike riders ourselves. KEXP has compiled a Video Roundup of bike-related songs to get you pedaling! Hit the road!

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Thursday Music News

As far as I’m concerned, it’s the most important music news of the day: Iggy Pop has started an Instagram account for his pet cockatoo, Biggy Pop! Watch Biggy give Iggy a “Flintstone shave,” watch them chillin’ on the couch listening to Iggy’s 1993 single “Wild America,” and (below) watch them dance together to theRead more…

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Listeners Respond to “Start Making Sense”

Last week, KEXP Executive Director Tom Mara addressed the recent violence in Paris, Colorado Springs, and San Bernardino—and the power of music to help us deal with tragedy—in a letter to donors entitled “Start Making Sense.” Tom’s letter prompted a number of inspiring replies. And because support from music lovers like you makes everything atRead more…

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Video Roundup: La Fête Nationale 2015

Canada had their day. Of course, America did. And now France celebrates their independence on Bastille Day, or “La Fête Nationale” as they call it. It was on this day in 1789 that the Parisian prison The Bastille was stormed, culminating in the French Revolution. France, and Paris in particular, has long served as anRead more…

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Friday Music News

Legendary blues musician B.B. King has passed away at age 89. Late last year, King has to cancel several tour dates due to dehydration, and was receiving hospice care for the condition at the time of his death. After serving in World War II, King started his music career as a Memphis disc jockey andRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Bike to Work Day 2015!

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 Bike to Work Day, everyone! Today wraps up Bike to Work Week and we are still within the midst of BikeRead more…

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