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Fall Fundraising Drive: KCMU’s Top 90.3 of 1987 Revisited

Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you’ve ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives, you’ve probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week,Read more…

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Countdown Predictions: Post Punk

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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Video Roundup: Flag Day

237 years ago, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that adopted the flag of the United States on June 14. Today, we celebrate the Stars and Stripes with a video playlist all about flags. From flags Black to Wild, here are some songs we’ve flagged as part of a Flag Day soundtrack for ourRead more…

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Out This Week 8/30

Live at KEXP Volume Seven, the latest in our annual series collecting live performances recorded exclusively for KEXP, hits stores today. On this disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances toRead more…

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Live Video: Wire

Wire have been a band for as long as the lifetimes of many KEXP listeners — having started as a punk band in 1976, releasing three seminal masterworks in the three following years (Pink Flag in ’77, Chairs Missing in ’78 and 154 in ’79), reinventing themselves as a post-punk band in the late 80’s,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Like the weather overhead, the local live calendar hasn’t given Seattleites much of a reason to leave the confines of their homes as of late. There has, of course, still been a ton of good live music to see, but there haven’t been too many star-studded weeks as of late. That’s changing this week, asRead more…

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Out This Week 1/11/11

Release date 1/11/11: the second coolest binary date of the year (right after 11/11/11), and the first real week of new albums this year. What does 2011 hold? 50 more weeks remain, full of highly anticipated releases from the likes of Radiohead, PJ Harvey, My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine… and even The Wrens? AlthoughRead more…

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33 1/3 Odyssey: Wire’s Pink Flag

by Chris Estey 33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each volume focusing on a single album. This is the seventeenth installment of our attempt to read all 57 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s always just one writer’s opinion,Read more…

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