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Oh My Virgin Ears!: Billy Bragg's Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy

With Oh My Virgin Ears!, KEXP's (young) intern Gabe Pollak takes a first listen at iconic albums in music history. With singer/songwriter and author Billy Bragg visiting KEXP's Gathering Space tonight as part of of Songbook: KEXP’s Music & Literature Series, we had Gabe reflect on his first t...


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Versing Finds Indie Rock Peace on Nirvana

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in th...


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Review Revue

Review Revue: Thatcher on Acid - Curdled

The Internet doesn't seem to know a whole lot about Somerset anarcho-punks Thatcher on Acid. (Can you think of a band name that more specifically places a band in time, place, and genre? I sure can't.) One thing I appreciate about this gig is that these posts often serve as a way to add to the kn...


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Review Revue

KEXP Q&A: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Review Revue

People have strong opinions about things they love, and college radio DJs are no exception. Just ask KEXP blogger Levi Fuller. For the last ten years, Fuller has transcribed comments and conversations hashed out by DJs at KCMU -- KEXP's old call letters -- on the covers of LPs from the station's ...


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: AJ Suede Bridges Seattle and East Coast Energies on Gotham Fortress

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in th...


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Review Revue

Review Revue: 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe

I figured it might be nice to have a post featuring a band that needed no introduction for a change, so today I bring you In My Tribe, the album that properly launched 10,000 Maniacs into the spotlight thirty years ago (give or take a couple months), where they remained for several years until Na...


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Local Albums to Look Out For This Fall

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in th...


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Review Revue

Review Revue: Sacred Miracle Cave - s/t

If I thought there wasn't much info online about Saqqara Dogs, they're practically overexposed compared to the likes of Sacred Miracle Cave. I could just publish the 1990 KCMU DJs' thoughts on this album without any of my own nonsense, and I'm pretty sure it would encompass the vast majority of a...


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Tomo Nakayama Creates a Wallflower Opus with Pieces of Sky

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in th...


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Review Revue

Review Revue: Saqqara Dogs - World Crunch

Saqqara Dogs seems to be yet another band that absolutely delighted a certain subset of nerdy college radio DJs (and soon-to-be-incredibly-influential New York Times music critics - you've got to love any band that forces the Times to refer to someone as "Mr. 66"), but didn't seem to make much of...


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Summer is Over (If You Want It)

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in th...


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: EMA Takes on Metropolitan Imbalance on Exile in the Outer Ring

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in th...


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