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Live Review: Bleached with No Parents at Barboza 4/29/16

Last Friday, 10th & Pike was especially wild. On any given Friday night, that corner is flooded with nightlife: some people in heels and pristine black dresses, some in flannels and ripped jeans. But this particular evening brought a contingent of bikers – long haired and leather jacketed, chains and glares, slow rolling around on deafeningly-loud motorcycles, idling andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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Review Revue: The Accüsed – Grinning Like an Undertaker

Sometimes I really wish I could jump in a time machine and visit the Seattle of yesteryear. Not because the traffic was better, and there were fewer condos, and people argued on album covers instead of the Internet, but because I really wish I could witness firsthand the version of this city – and theRead more…

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Album Premiere: Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser

A couple of months ago, we were able to tease the forthcoming album by Fruit Bats, the “reunited” project of one Eric D. Johnson, who broke from his 16-year career under that name, recorded briefly as EDJ, and now is back. His forthcoming album’s first song, “From A Soon To Be Ghost Town”, which weRead more…

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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2016

It’s Cinco De Mayo, or as we call it here at KEXP, “Gringo de Mayo.” (Read our history lesson on the KEXP Blog here.) DJ Chilly, host of our Latin music show El Sonido, has rounded-up another excellent mix of new music from Mexico, covering many different genres! Discover even more on El Sonido, MondayRead more…

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Song of the Day: Muncie Girls – Balloon

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Balloon” by Muncie GirlsRead more…

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KEXP Presents: NPR Music’s Tiny Desk On The Road

It sounds like NPR may have bitten off more than they could chew. When they opened up the NPR Music’s Tiny Desk competition recently, they were searching for some of the best unsigned, undiscovered talent in the country. But when they found themselves awash with roughly 6,000 submissions, many of them were too good toRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Face The Music

The line-up has been announced for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival, May 19th through June 12th! Over the next few weeks, SIFF will screen 421 films representing 85 countries: 181 features (plus 4 secret films), 75 documentaries, 8 archival films, and 153 shorts. The films include 54 World premieres (29 features, 25 shorts),Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

The Prince cover tributes keep coming; the latest is a surprisingly poignant performance of “It’s Gonna Be Lonely” from Mac DeMarco. DeMarco wrote on Instagram, “We lost a true hero of mine the other day. Although it’s sad, I’m sure he’s ripping a hot solo right now in the next dimension. RIP.” Even with hisRead more…

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Song Premiere: David Bazan – Teardrops

Most bands start by writing songs at home and recording in their basements. For David Bazan, it took nearly two decades to get there. The former Pedro the Lion bandleader and subsequent solo artist has long been a local treasure, appealing to a generation of Northwest indie kids in the 90s and 2000s with hisRead more…

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