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Sub Pop 30: The Rise and Fall of Full Toilet with Kurt Bloch

From the lit ashes of Fastbacks rises Kurt Bloch's Full Toilet 7", a Seattle punk massacre well hidden amongst the Sub Pop back catalog.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview with Rachel Ratner of Wimps

Wimps have made a fine career out of sensationalizing the mundane. On their new album Garbage People, the Seattle punk trio deliver their best collection of songs to date with topics that range from climate change to bumming a slice of cheese pizza. Martin Douglas sits down with frontwoman Rachel...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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