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In Stores Now 9/18

L.A. artist Ariel Pink returns this week with an album “dedicated to ’60s-era LA cult songwriter Bobby Jameson, a promising artist whose career fizzled out early in a haze of management and label troubles, drug abuse and depression.” KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release is “a bit of a throwback for Pink, returningRead more…

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Song of the Day: Blis. – Take Me Home

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 “Take Me Home” by Blis. from theRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Woolworm

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Vancouver B.C.’s Woolworm, who performed last night at Pop Montreal, where KEXP is currently on site filming live sessions and doing interviews. Woolworm isn’t afraid to touch on dread and loathing. The bandRead more…

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Friday Music News

Björk‘s new “Tinder album” is on its way and we finally have a taste of what it might sound like with lead single “The Gate.” The storyline of the song picks up where Vulnicura left off, with Björk healing from the heartbreak of the dissolution of her 13-year relationship. “My healed chest wound/Transformed into a gate,” sheRead more…

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Music That Matters: Dance It Out

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. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 582 – Dance It Out DJ Michele Myers spins aRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Replacements – Takin’ A Ride (Live)

February 1986. Four scrappy dudes from Minneapolis — Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, his brother Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars — took the stage at Maxwell’s, the now legendary (and defunct) Hoboken venue. It was a memorable show for the now legendary (and defunct) band The Replacements. They had just made their major label debut withRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Lyft Fest with Pickwick and Ravenna Woods 9/17

Just when you thought festival season was over with Bumbershoot, another one has jumped in right before the buzzer. This means you’ve got one more shot to enjoy free outdoor music before the cold weather kicks in. This Sunday, September 17th, Lyft will host their first annual Lyft Fest at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater.Read more…

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Song of the Day: New Age Healers – He Took a Bullet to Heaven

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “He Took a BulletRead more…

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R.I.P. Grant Hart

Grant Hart, drummer and co-founder of the influential punk trio Hüsker Dü, has passed away at the age of 56. His wife, Brigid McGough, confirmed to NPR that he died Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota Medical Center of complications from liver cancer and hepatitis. On Facebook, his former bandmate Bob Mould writes “GrantRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Zen Mother and Sound Cipher at the Pacific Science Center

Laser domes have a nostalgic tie for many music listeners. For many, it recalls memories of zoning out and listening to classic records as a flurry of dazzling lights create a vivid masterwork right in front of your eyes. It’s like going to the movies, only louder and a whole lot more awesome. The Pacific ScienceRead more…

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