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Live Video: Steve Earle
Today on KEXP: 5/18/2013
|12am||Michele Myers - Variety Mix|
|1am||DJ Alex - Variety Mix|
|1:30am||Korma DJ Set LIVE on KEXP - In-Studio|
|6am||Diane Horn, Mike McCormick - Mind Over Matters|
|9am||Kid Hops - Positive Vibrations|
|12pm||Stevie Zoom - Variety Mix|
|2pm||Man or Astro-Man LIVE on KEXP - In-Studio|
|3pm||Troy Nelson - Variety Mix|
|6pm||DJ Sharlese - Audioasis|
|6:30pm||Cam the Mac LIVE on KEXP - In-Studio|
|7:30pm||The Uncluded Session on KEXP - In-Studio|
|8pm||Interview & Guest DJ Set by Myke Pelly of What's Up Seattle - In-Studio|
|9pm||Mr. West, Nick Turner, Brian Foss - Sonic Reducer|
|10pm||Sexdrug LIVE on KEXP - In-Studio|
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Recent Live Performances
Swingin' Doors is dedicated to a wide range of country sounds and styles, from honky tonk and western swing to alternative country and bluegrass, in sharp contrast to the tight playlists and narrow focus of today's commercial country radio.
As might be expected from a show named Swingin' Doors, there's usually a bit more honky tonk than anything else, though you'll hear everything from old-time fiddle tunes and boppin' country boogie to lush Countrypolitan sounds and hard-charging alternative twang-rock.
You'll hear country giants like Loretta Lynn, Ernest Tubb and Lefty Frizzell alongside more obscure but talented folks such as Joe Carson, the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and Charline Arthur. You'll also hear plenty of new music ranging from hardcore honky tonkers like Roger Wallace and Heather Myles to edgy alt-country artists like Neko Case, the Drive-By Truckers and Fred Eaglesmith.
I try to keep listeners up-to-date with what's happening now in the wide world of country music, while also bringing to light the richness and diversity of country's past. I'll also do my best to put the music in context by structuring the show so you can see the connections between different songs, artists and styles, along with sharing anecdotes and other bits of information about the music.
I also try to give folks a chance to hear country artists that are coming to town soon, while also supporting Seattle's twang community by regularly playing the music of local artists.
More than anything else, I try to play music that moves you, whether it's a song that makes you jump with joy or one that rips your heart out.
KEXP Presents SIFF "Face the Music"
KEXP is proud to once again present the "Face the Music" series at the 39th Annual Seattle International Film Festival, starting on May 16th, and running through June 9th at various theatres around Seattle. You can follow our coverage of the festival on the KEXP Blog.
2013 Iceland Airwaves Flyaway
KEXP wants you to experience the sights and sounds of Iceland in-person at the 2013 Iceland Airwaves Festival October 30th - November 3rd, featuring artists from Iceland and around the world — including a closing night performance by Kraftwerk. You can win a fantastic Icelandic vacation package including passes to the 2013 Iceland Airwaves, airfare and hotel for two. Enter to Win Now!
Father’s Day Kids Dance Party
Join KEXP at the Father’s Day Kids Dance Party, hosted by John Richards on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th at EMP Museum. From 11 AM to 2 PM, we'll have breakdancing with Vicious Puppies crew, activities, crafts provided by The Adventure School, and dancing for the whole family with DJs Rhythma and Kid Hops.
Little show. Big effect.
KEXP, STG and Starbucks presented the sixth show in our Little Big Show concert series with Jim James and Cold Specks, at The Neptune on Wednesday, May 15th. 100% of ticket sales benefitted The Vera Project. Click here to find out more about our Little Big Show series and the local charity beneficiaries.
KEXP was live from the U-District on Friday, April 19th, as part of Husky Fest. Check out the KEXP Blog for exclusive photos and reports from our all-day broadcast! Made possible in part by Zing Revolution.
KEXP AT SXSW 2013!
KEXP was live from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin for SXSW 2013, March 13-16! Check out exclusive photos and reports from our sessions with Iron & Wine, Telekinesis, Chelsea Light Moving, Wild Cub, The Zombies, and more! Made possible by TuneIn.
Darek Mazzone presents a modern global mix on this week's Music That Matters podcast. Our Live Performances podcast features The Veils and Mary Lambert. Current Song of the Day podcasts include songs by Mudhoney and Alice Russell. And our Video of the Week podcast features The Cave Singers.
In Studio Performances
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Song of the Day Podcasts
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- May/17Kithkin - Fallen Giants
- May/16Freedom Fry - Friends + Enemies
- May/15youryoungbody - Sterile
Music That Matters
DJ curated mixes
- May/10 - Baby Loves Podcasting (#355)
- May/03 - Symbol Of My Pleasure (#354)
- Apr/26 - The Sprite Ones (#353)
One-of-a-kind in-studio sessions
- May/17The Veils
- May/15The Men
- May/10Jamie Lidell
View our most recent album reviews
- Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City - 5/10/2013
- The Baptist Generals: Jackleg Devotional to the Heart - 5/10/2013
- MS MR: Secondhand Rapture - 5/10/2013
- Various Artists/Compilation: Garage Swim - 5/10/2013
- Kastle: Kastle - 5/10/2013
- Savages: Silence Yourself - 5/3/2013
- Deerhunter: Monomania - 5/3/2013
- Mikal Cronin: MCII - 5/3/2013
- Classixx: Hanging Gardens - 5/3/2013
- The Child Of Lov: The Child Of Lov - 5/3/2013
- The So So Glos: Blowout - 4/26/2013
- Daughter: If You Leave - 4/26/2013
- Hanni El Khatib: Head In The Dirt - 4/26/2013
- Femi Kuti: No Place For My Dream - 4/26/2013
- Still Corners: Strange Pleasures - 4/26/2013
- Alice Russell: To Dust - 4/26/2013
- Vondelpark: Seabed - 4/26/2013
- Wolf People: Fain - 4/26/2013
- Phoenix: Bankrupt! - 4/18/2013
- John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts - 4/18/2013
The KEXP Variety Chart (5/03/2013 - 5/09/2013)More Music Charts | Top 90.3 of '12 | Top 903 Albums
- 1. Deerhunter - Monomania
- 2. Savages - Silence Yourself
- 3. Telekinesis - Dormarion
- 4. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
- 5. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
- 6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
- 7. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
- 8. Palma Violets - 180
- 9. !!! - Thr!!!er
- 10. Small Black - Limites of Desire
- 11. Mikal Cronin - MCII
- 12. Alice Russel - To Dust
- 13. Major Lazer - Free the Universe
- 14. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
- 15. Daughter - If You Leave
- 16. Wavves - Afraid of Heights
- 17. Bleached - Ride Your Heart
- 18. Junip - Junip
- 19. Bonobo - The North Borders
- 20. The Thermals - Desperate Ground
KEXP Recommended Events
- 5/18/2013 Tae Phoenix, Zarni de Wet, NaPaul Collins Beat, Cute Lepers, Loud Eyes, Big Eyes
- 5/18/2013 Man or Astro-Man?, Audacity, Atomic Bride
- 5/18/2013 Kinski, Baltic Cousins, Nu Klezmer Army
- 5/18/2013 Boris: "All Time Classics" with House of Low Culture
- 5/18/2013 The Beets, CMRYTZ, Branden Daniel & The Chics
- 5/18/2013 Quadstock - Youth Lagoon, Brother Ali, Ivan & Alyosha, The Ramblin' Years, Super Mash Bros
- 5/19/2013 Vox Mod, Kairos, Cabana
- 5/19/2013 Boris: "Flood" with Drcarlsonalbion
- 5/20/2013 Stornoway, Horse Thief
- 5/20/2013 Im Namen Des Volkens, Youryoungbody, SH6RL6S6
- 5/20/2013 Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Hood Internet, Oscillator Bug
- 5/20/2013 Detroit Cobras, Pangea, TacocaT
- 5/21/2013 Freedy Johnston, Blue Eyed Son
- 5/21/2013 Rose Windows, Kithkin, Ephrata
- 5/22/2013 Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Teebs
- 5/22/2013 Of Montreal, Wild Moccasins
- 5/23/2013 Don't Talk to the Cops!, Katie Kate, Ononos, DJ Riz
- 5/23/2013 Truckasauras, Stres, DJAO, Miniature Airlines
- 5/23/2013 The Cellar Door, Mary Lambert, Wayfarer, Dearborn
- 5/24/2013 Sasquatch - Vampire Weekend, Father John Misty, Japandroids, Red Fang, Sea Wolf
- 5/24/2013 Sasquatch - Baauer, Matthew Dear, Four Color Zach
- 5/24/2013 Sasquatch - Youth Lagoon, Telekinesis, Strand of Oaks, Jherek Bischoff, Erik Blood
- 5/24/2013 Us on Roofs, Stag, Gibraltar
- 5/24/2013 The West, Tomten, Prism Tats, Ozarks
- 5/24/2013 Sasquatch - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Built to Spill, Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul, Reignwolf, ZZ Ward
- 5/24/2013 The Fucking Eagles, Brother James and the Soul-vation, Branden Daniels and the Chics, The Apollos
- 5/24/2013 Sasquatch - Nacho Picasso, Brothers from Another, Shelton Harris
- 5/24/2013 NW Folklife: Fin Records Showcase - Red Jacket Mine, Davidson Hart Kingsbery, Low Hums, Lures (6:00 pm)
- 5/25/2013 NW Folklife - Shelby Earl, Song Sparrow Research, St. Paul de Vence, Bradford Loomis (1:00 pm)
- 5/25/2013 Sasquatch - Knowmads, Tilson XOXO, RA Scion
- 5/25/2013 Sasquatch - Sigur Ros, The xx, Bloc Party, Andrew Bird, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, JJ Grey & Mofro, Bombino, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- 5/25/2013 Sasquatch - Surfer Blood, Porcelain Raft, Akron / Family, Caveman, Nancy & Beth, Indians
- 5/25/2013 Sasquatch - Laidback Luke, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, John Talabot, Yppah & Anomie Belle, Nick Offerman, Kyle Kinane, Joe Mande
- 5/25/2013 Sasquatch - Empire of the Sun, Tame Impala, Divine Fits, Holy Ghost!, Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, Atlas Genius, Robert DeLong, Bear Mountain
- 5/25/2013 Avi Buffalo
- 5/25/2013 The Hoot Hoots, Friends & Family, Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount, Wishbeard
- 5/26/2013 Houses, D33J
- 5/26/2013 Sasquatch - Primus, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, Shout Out Louds, El-P, Fang Island, DIIV, Torche, Deep Sea Diver
- 5/26/2013 Sasquatch - The Presets, Azari & III, Baths, Lusine, Brett Gelman, Brody Stevens, Jon Daly
- 5/26/2013 Sasquatch - Killer Mike, Shovels & Rope, Shad, Radical Face, Wild Belle, Hundred Waters, Sean Nelson, Wake Owl
- 5/26/2013 Sasquatch - Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dropkick Murphys, The Tallest Man on Earth, Danny Brown, Youngblood Hawke, Capital Cities
- 5/26/2013 Stunna Kid, Cam the Mac, Steezie Nasa, Chief 'N' Jones, Nottus Tre
- 5/26/2013 Ozomatli
- 5/26/2013 Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Snug Harbor
- 5/26/2013 NW Folklife - The Fame Riot, Chastity Belt, Youryoungbody (3:00 pm)
- 5/26/2013 Sasquatch - OC Notes, Kingdom Crumbs, Xperience
- 5/26/2013 NW Folklife - Grand Hallway, The Washover Fans, Local Strangers, Adam Foley & The Overtones (12:45 pm)
- 5/27/2013 Sasquatch - Grieves, Theoretics, Nissim
- 5/27/2013 NW Folklife: K Records Showcase - The Shivas, Kendl Winter, Briana Marela, Eric Williger (2:00 pm)
- 5/27/2013 Sasquatch - The Postal Service, The Lumineers, Cake, Azealia Banks, Imagine Dragons, Ryan Bingham, Willy Moon, Peace
KEXP.ORG Seattle: Upcoming In-studio Performances
- Korma DJ Set LIVE on KEXP 5/18/2013 1:30am
- Man or Astro-Man LIVE on KEXP 5/18/2013 2:00pm
- Cam the Mac LIVE on KEXP 5/18/2013 6:30pm
- The Uncluded Session on KEXP 5/18/2013 7:30pm
- Interview and Guest DJ Set by Myke Pelly of Whatand#39;s Up Seattle 5/18/2013 8:00pm
- Sexdrug LIVE on KEXP 5/18/2013 10:00pm
- Sax G LIVE on KEXP 5/19/2013 8:00pm
- Black Moth Super Rainbow LIVE on KEXP 5/20/2013 11:00am
- Interview w/ Mark Grantor, Sr. Events Manager for Obliteride at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center 5/21/2013 8:00am
- Shelby Earl LIVE on KEXP 5/21/2013 9:30am
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club LIVE on KEXP 5/23/2013 1:00pm
- Shout Out Louds LIVE on KEXP 5/25/2013 5:00pm