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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Aside from Luna, aside from Dean & Britta, musician Britta Phillips is now branching out into a solo career. Her debut release, Luck or Magic, hits stores on April 29th on Double Feature, the label she co-runs with Luna’s Dean Wareham. Today, she shares a cover of the Evie Sands 1968 single “One Fine SummerRead 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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Wednesday Music News

LCD Soundsystem may have called it quits, but frontman James Murphy is keeping busy. The prolific musician/producer has composed the soundtrack to the new Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young, which stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock. Stream the track exclusively at Pitchfork, and check out a trailerRead more…

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Live at Project Pabst 2014, Day 1: Violent Femmes, Red Fang, Phosphorescent, Rocket From the Crypt, Tears for Fears and more

History was made (and relived) this weekend in Portland with the first ever Project Pabst. The festival, a testament to the PDX+PBR love affair, tossed Portland into a beer-fueled time warp. Along with newer acts, Zidell Yards hosted some 80s and 90s greats like Tears for Fears, Violent Femmes, GZA, Modest Mouse and Rocket from the Crypt. While some festival-goers may have describedRead more…

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Video Roundup: Fourth of July

America! F*** Yeah! KEXP hopes you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, fireworks and food. We’re celebrating by being on the air, bringing you the soundtrack that we have the freedom to play, thanks to listeners like you! So, crank up the radio before you light those sparklers, and check out thisRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch!

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. It’s Sasquatch! Fest weekend! Exclamation points! Crammed carloads and campers are currently cruising to The Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA, for threeRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Dads!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post, where we look at music videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Father’s Day is this Sunday June 16th. The very first Father’s Day took place back on June 17, 1910, after aRead more…

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Come-Back Corner: Gordon Gano & The Ryans’ Under The Sun

by Chris Estey I don’t usually write about albums here at the KEXP Blog (I’m mostly a book and DVD reviewer and live event reporter), but every now and then I’d like to give a plug and some background on a new album. These will be recent or upcoming releases from artists whose older workRead more…

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