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Live Review: Preoccupations with Methyl Ethel at Neumos 11/2/16

It’s hard enough to make money nowadays as a musician, let alone when you have to ditch all momentum you’ve gained thus far and start again. But watching the bands the make the cut and bottle lightning a second time is like watching a boxer come off a loss stronger than ever. It’s not justRead more…

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Song of the Day: Preoccupations – Anxiety

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Anxiety” by Preoccupations from their self-titled 2016Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

7/14 update: The GoFundMe has since been removed. Soulful singer/songwriter Shawn Smith has come across bad times. The vocalist for Pigeonhed, Brad, and Satchel, to name a few, is currently “homeless” (i.e. he has temporary housing, but friends aren’t sure how long that will last). A longtime friend of Smith’s has set up a GoFundmeRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, elderly folks everywhere were introduced to well-tressed Philly rocker Kurt Vile as he was spotlighted on Saturday’s CBS This Morning (a show whose key demographic tends to skew older). Watch Vile perform “I’m An Outlaw,” “Dust Bunnies,” and “Pretty Pimpin,” as well as chat with host anchor Anthony Mason, below. If theRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Preoccupations

A name change and an absence from the Sasquatch! Music Festival app will definitely effect the number of people at a show. But if the crowd at Preoccupations was any reflection of their controversial previous name, their show on the Yeti stage Saturday night was surely a reflection of their promising future. Winged by twoRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: The Big Pink

British outfit The Big Pink burst on the scene with their 2009 debut album, A Brief History Of Love, for 4AD, propelled by the massive pop single Dominos that showcased their widescreen fusion of rock, pop, and electronic styles. The band recently released their new EP, Empire Underground, signaling their first new music in threeRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sean

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Hi y’all! 2015 was a great year ofRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sharlese

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Sean Pierce // photo credit: Patrick Luhrs (viewRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2015, Part 3

This week, as we continue to post KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, we also want to share the favorites of KEXP’s staff, volunteers and interns, the many many dedicated people who work behind the scenes at KEXP, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. We’ve already shared Part 1 and PartRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2015, Part 2

This week, as we continue to post KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, we also want to share the favorites of KEXP’s staff, volunteers and interns, the many many dedicated people who work behind the scenes at KEXP, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. Yesterday, we shared Part 1, which youRead more…

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