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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kingdom of the Holy Sun – Flown Away

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Flown Away” by KingdomRead more…

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Trans Musicales Music Festival: Day One

One of my favorite things about humanity is when we discover common bonds between us regardless of environment and background. Of course there are the basic necessities: food, water, shelter, but the commonality we share that is the most interesting, because it is abstract, is music. We all create and seek music; it’s a partRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Reeves

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve finally got a release date to announce for the new Run the Jewels! The highly-anticipated RTJ3 hits the internet as a free download on January 13th, with physical copies to follow, same day in North America and January 20th everywhere else. Special guests include Kamasi Washington (who, incidentally, will be LIVE on KEXP tomorrowRead more…

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Review Revue: The Jazz Butcher – Big Planet Scarey Planet

This is the third album by The Jazz Butcher I’ve covered in this blog series (see also here and here), and I’m embarrassed to admit I have yet to properly spend time getting acquainted with this long-running English band’s deep discography. Something tells me that the next several years will be a great time toRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ Topspin a.k.a. Blendiana Jones

A trusted local favorite that’s been rocking parties and precisely-crafting renowned mixtapes for over two decades, Seattle’s DJ Topspin is well-known for his harmonic ear, deep knowledge, signature blends, and innovative remixes, all characteristics that ultimately yielded his alternative alias, Blendiana Jones. DJ Topspin, a.k.a. Blendiana Jones, is also a co-host on the ‘Can YouRead more…

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Song of the Day: Cherry Glazerr – Told You I’d Be With The Guys

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Told You I’d Be WithRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Masa

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Anticipation is high for the forthcoming full-length from Temples, totally heightened by last month’s awesome performance in the KEXP Gathering Space. While we have to keep waiting ’til next year for Volcano to hit stores, today we’ve got a remix of the track “Certainty” by Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand. Temples frontman James Bagshaw shared, “WhenRead more…

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