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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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Bring The Noise: Chuck D Discusses Making It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

The legendary MC was graciousness enough to talk through the mindset the group found themselves in while creating this masterwork. From drawing inspiration from his time working in radio and their aspirations to creating the hip-hop equivalent of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On?, the incredible rhy...


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Local Artist Spotlight: Sashay

Catch hardcore punks Sashay at our GAYEXP event in the KEXP Gathering Space on June 23 with Guayaba, SassyBlack, and more. Tickets available now.


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Fewer Broken Pieces: David Bazan Discusses the Return of Pedro The Lion and Plots for the Future

David Bazan discusses taking up his old moniker once again, the next five Pedro albums, and utilizing his platform to bring attention to white male privilege and abuse against women.


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Matt Sullivan of Light in the Attic Records Shines a Light on Releases, New and Old

Since 2002, Seattle's Light in the Attic Records have been reissuing unknown, under-appreciated, and utterly fantastic music. KEXP chats with founder Matt Sullivan about the label's releases, past and present.


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Daniel Ash & Kevin Haskins Look at the Past As They Head Into the Future As Poptone

From the ashes of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail comes Poptone, a new project from Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and Diva Dompé (Haskins' daughter).


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Dr. Dog Embark on Their Latest Chapter with Critical Equation

Critical Equation walks the line between herky-jerky rock ‘n’ roll and sweet, smooth harmonies. Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog talks to KEXP about the latest chapter of the band.


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Interview with Julia Nash, Director of Industrial Accident and Owner of Wax Trax! Records

Interview with Julia Nash, owner of Wax Trax! and director of 2018's Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.


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Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws Breaks Down Every Song on Let Go

From the magic of the New York subway to rock discos in Munich, the Nada Surf lead singer tells the story of each track on the band's third album.


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Local Artist Spotlight: DJ NHK Guy

In our final Local Artist Spotlight leading up to Upstream Music Festival + Summit, DJ NHK Guy offers a short interview and an original mix. Catch him at Upstream on Sunday, June 3rd at 8:00pm.


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Nicholas Merz Pens A Country Music Opus Against Toxic Masculinity with The Limits of Men (KEXP Premiere + Q&A)

On his debut solo effort, the Darto member reckons with the music of his youth and shapes them into something progressive, both musically and thematically


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From a Jacksonville Bedroom to Touring The Country: Meet Yuno, Sub Pop’s Latest Signee

Sub Pop's latest signee has barely left beyond his hometown. Now he's getting primed to take over the world with his new EP, Moodie.


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