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Death Cab for Cutie perform new song on The Late Show plus new music from Underworld and Iggy Pop, Wet, Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss, and Beak>.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Seeing Green with Dumb

The Vancouver band's fourth release in a little over two years is a high-concept ball of threadbare post-punk. In a special Friday edition of Throwaway Style, Martin Douglas explores the shades of green displayed on the album.


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Local Artist Spotlight Local Music

Local Artist Spotlight: SassyBlack

Catch Sassyblack at our GAYEXP event on June 23 in the KEXP Gathering Space.


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Interviews

Schaus Learns a Healthier Way to Love On “Unread” (KEXP Premiere)

Portland songwriter Shaus examines the perils of modern love and his own demons with the first single from his upcoming EP, Quite Okay.


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Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot Announces 2018 Day-by-Day Schedule

Time to start planning your Labor Day weekend: Bumbershoot have announced their day-by-day schedule.


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Interviews

Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler and Sunday Soul DJ OC Notes Talk Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation

The Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets MC talks about what it was like to experience Public Enemy's masterpiece as it was unleashed into the world, the brilliance of Flavor Flav, and what the band meant to black youth in 1988.


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Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

St. Vincent and Florence + The Machine unveil videos, while Gorillaz, The Mary Onettes, and Still Corners share new music.


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Review Revue

Review Revue: The Batfish Boys - Head

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album Head by The Batfish Boys. See what the KCMU DJs thought back in the day.


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Interviews

DJ Riz Rollins Chats with Larry Mizell Jr. About It Takes A Nation and Living in a World Spotlighted by Public Enemy

KEXP’s DJ Riz Rollins and former Street Sounds host Larry Mizell Jr. discuss their own experiences not just living through the release of the record, but living in the world Public Enemy was talking about on the record.


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Interviews

Dr. Daudi Abe Reflects on the Precedent Set by It Takes A Nation and the Album’s Legacy in Hip-Hop

Seattle-based professor, writer, historian, and author of 6 ‘N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture Dr. Daudi Abe offers insight on this landmark work as KEXP breaks down every track and sample on the LP.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Ramiro

Seattle's DJ Ramiro of Uniting Souls welcomes in the summer with an uplifting deep house mix for Midnight in a Perfect World.


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Interviews

The Bomb Squad’s Hank Shocklee on the 30th Anniversary of Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

KEXP chats with Hank Shocklee about the creation of Public Enemy's classic LP on its 30th anniversary, covering everything from their use of sampling to carving out a space for themselves in a music industry that had other priorities


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