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Music That Matters Podcast: Loaded

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 438 – Loaded Join Midday Show host Cheryl Waters asRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has cut his acting chops on IFC’s Portlandia, and he’s joined by the show’s co-creator Fred Armisen in his video for the track “Every Morning.” (Keep an eye out for a cameo from James Mercer of The Shins!) J will be LIVE on KEXP from NYC this Friday, August 29thRead more…

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Comforting Sounds: DJ Shannon’s Artists to Look Forward To in 2014

2014 is off to an amazing start with music, and especially a massive overdose of British and Australian bands! There are so many new bands I want to share, as well as some known bands with albums due out this year. Here are my highlights, and if you listen to my Thursday night 9:00 PMRead more…

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Live Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks with Bear Hands @ Neumos 11/15

review by Jonathan Hamilton photos by Dave Lichterman Last week’s We Were Promised Jetpacks concert was a strange mix of loud sonic landscapes blasting through the room at Neumos routinely followed by masses of loud chatter that would drown out the quieter parts of the performance, much to the band’s chagrin. The band took theRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Welcome to the doldrums of Winter, or as it seems to be heading. In the Northwest, that simply means there’s snow in the mountains and music in the air. This week has a few particularly nice surprises up its sleeve and though it starts off slow, the weekend is chock full of great shows. TuesdayRead more…

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Happy Halloween from KEXP!

Boo! It’s that time of year again — the leaves are falling, the candy’s on sale, and everyone is getting in the mood for winter. Before the cold months really break out of their slumber, though, we’ve got our annual Halloween Day Open House at KEXP today! To get you in the mood for theRead more…

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Song of the Day: We Were Promised Jetpacks – Act on Impulse

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more…

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We Power KEXP!

Bands from KEXP’s broadcast at the Doug Fir Lounge during MFNW power KEXP. You can power KEXP too — just donate online now or call (206) 903-5397 to make a gift of support.

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Live Video from MFNW: We Were Promised Jetpacks & The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Yesterday, during our broadcast from Musicfest NW two great bands with really long names, We Were Promised Jetpacks and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, played terrific live sets in the Doug Fir Lounge. We’ll have more video from their performances soon, but here’s a sneak peek:

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Musicfest NW: We Were Promised Jetpacks

photos by Kyle Johnson intro by Christy Thacker We Were Promised Jetpacks (WWPJ) are one of the hottest bands to come out of Scotland this year; and with good reason. Recently signed to the great label FatCat, the band shares at least an online home with similarly talented bands The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit (both of whichRead more…

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