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KEXP’s Cheryl Waters on Hearing Death Cab For Cutie for the First Time and Booking Their KCMU In-Studio

KEXP’s Midday Show host looks back at the station’s early days as KCMU, getting demo tapes from Ben Gibbard, and one of the biggest Seattle band’s earliest days.


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Throwaway Style: Beers, Bullwhips, and Blood, the Story of Stallion

Veterans of the Seattle rock 'n roll circuit, the reigning and defending Rock 'n Roll Champs invite Martin Douglas to their practice space for a peek into their world of blood, sweat, and beers.


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Video Roundup

Do You Like American Music?: KEXP's Fourth of July Video Roundup

We like all kinds of music! And today, on Fourth of July, we're celebrating "Independence Day" with just that! As you gather around the BBQ with your friends and family, turn up the volume on this KEXP playlist. Happy Fourth of July from KEXP!


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Interviews

KEXP Exclusive Interview: José Manuel Vasquez of the Latino Community Fund

This Saturday, June 30th, thousands of people are expected to gather across the country in protest of the "zero tolerance" immigration policy. KEXP’s Alina Santillan chats with José Manuel Vasquez of the Latino Community Fund about how communities can stand with and support the families being sep...


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Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy Talks About Taking it to the Next Level with Their Debut LP

The Thunderpussy guitarist talks to KEXP about their long-awaited self-titled debut LP.


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KEXP Video Roundup: Top Five Music-Related Films of John Cusack

In honor of John Cusack's 52nd birthday today, KEXP is taking a cue from High Fidelity, and presenting the Top Five Music-Related Films of his career.


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Japandroids Talk Staying ‘Near to the Wild Heart of Life’ and Look Toward What’s Next

The Vancouver duo sits down with KEXP at Sasquatch! Music Festival to discuss literature, their Pacific Northwest roots, and working on their next LP.


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All This Useless Energy: Jeff Rosenstock Talks Cartoons, Fascism, and his latest LP POST-

The former Bomb The Music Industry frontman talks about his new album, scoring Cartoon Network's Craig of the Creek, and the political thought that prompted his latest album POST-


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Steve Martin and Martin Short on Friendship, Live Shows, and Music

Steve Martin and Martin Short have been friends for over 35 years and now they've taken their relationship to the stage, both as a Netflix special and as a touring act. The fellows were kind enough to share their time with KEXP's Owen Murphy.


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Local Artist Spotlight: SassyBlack

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


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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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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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