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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 26th: Cass Mccombs, Hush Arbors at the Tractor Tavern (more info) Dizzy Wright, DJ Hoppa, Audio Push, Mark Battles at Neumos (more info) Laura Marling at the Triple Door (more info) Tuesday, September 27th: Ta-ku, Masego at The Showbox (more info) Bebel Gilberto at the Triple Door (more info) Nick Waterhouse at NeumosRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/26

It’s another strong week of new releases, and don’t forget: KEXP can only discover this new music when you help power us! Consider making a gift to KEXP during the Fall Fundraising Drive. Philadelphia-based band Beach Slang return with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “another excellent set of punkish, Replacements-style rock with loud,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 9/26

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, September 26th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Lumineers The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The LemonRead more…

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Monday Music News

Beck continues to surprise us as he slowly unveils tracks from his new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Morning Phase. In addition to the groove of “Wow,” today we get the radio-friendly pop song “Up All Night.” The track also appears in the new FIFA ’17 video game, hence the YouTube image below. LastRead more…

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Live Review: Sigur Rós at Paramount Theatre 9/20/2016

The last time they were at the Paramount Theatre, Sigur Rós were touring behind their just-released sixth album Valtari, their final LP with founding member Kjartan Sveinsson, who declined to tour with them that year and would fully quit the band not long after. That album remains the most mellow in their catalog, but itsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Cymbals Eat Guitars – Wish

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, comes from New York rock actRead more…

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Album Review: Negative Gemini – Body Work

Brooklyn label 100% Electronica has, in its short existence, become a great hub for low profile electronic music in New York. Their releases span the electronic spectrum, riding every wave (chill, vapor, etc.) but also diving deeper into the subterranean bass houses that pepper the ground floor of the city. While George Clanton’s LP ofRead more…

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Music that Matters: Get Started Now

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. Donors make all the great services and experiences on KEXP possible, including five podcasts that, like thisRead more…

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Friday Music News

The unstoppable Kristin Hersh is at it again. Earlier this Spring, the Throwing Muses frontwoman released a new EP with her noise project 50 Foot Wave, and now she has a solo full-length out this Fall, a double CD/hardcover book combo titled Wyatt at the Coyote Palace. Stream the first single “Soma Gone Slapstick” below,Read more…

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Nevermind25: From the EMP Museum Oral Histories Archive

Nirvana’s groundbreaking album Nevermind celebrates its 25th anniversary on September 24th, and KEXP is commemorating the iconic album all this week with special interviews, giveaways, web stories, and more. Our neighbors at the EMP Museum have generously opened their vaults to us, sharing these stories from the EMP Museum Oral Histories Archive. Bruce Pavitt, co-founderRead more…

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