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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 15th • Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, December 16th • How The Grouch Stole Christmas: The Grouch & Eligh CunninLynguists, DJ Abilities, DJ Fresh at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • John Roderick’s Rendezvous at The Rendezvous // 21+Read more…

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R.I.P. Ian McLagan of Small Faces

Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the ’60s UK rock band Small Faces (later, known in the ’70s as the Faces), passed away today at the age of 69. In a statement released by his management, it was reported, “He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX,Read more…

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Video Roundup: Pickathon 2014

This Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd marks the 16th Annual Pickathon Music Festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, and every year, the festival continues to live up to its city’s name! The festival features a line-up of over fifty joy-inducing bands — including The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Valerie June, Foxygen,Read 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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Review Revue: X – See How We Are

“Hey, baby, it’s the 4th of July!” Digging a little deeper into the lyrics for this X song about fading love – promoted via the giant sticker on this copy of See How We Are – perhaps it’s not the most appropriate tune to be cranking in honor of our nation’s birthday, but that sortRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Pickathon 2014

There really is no festival like it. Not far from Portland, but tucked away on a wooded hillside on Pendarvis Farm, Pickathon gathers a diverse lineup of artists to perform intimate sets in unique and captivating spaces. From the majestic aerial sculptures to the miles of trails and comfy campsites, the festival is feast forRead more…

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Thursday Music News

This weekend is your chance to score a piece of punk rock history as X’s Exene Cervenka is throwing a yard sale, and you’re all invited! The sale begins today in Santa Ana, California and runs for the next four days. Everything from guitars, vintage clothing, movie posters, alligator bags, and more will be onRead more…

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Live Video: John Doe with Mike McCready

We were already honored to have legendary musician John Doe of punk pioneers X joining us in the KEXP studio, so you can’t imagine our surprise when he walked in with the also-legendary Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Doe’s musical partner Exene Cervenka caught a cold during the Seattle stop for the band’s cleverly-named “X-MasRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Fourth of July!

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. Next Thursday our country will be celebrating 4th of July. This year it lands on July 4th. On July 4th, 1776, theRead more…

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R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek, founding member of influential ’60s band The Doors, passed away this morning at the age of 74 after a battle with bile duct cancer. Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement, “I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I’m just glad toRead more…

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