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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Car Seat Headrest

Here we are at the end of KEXP's New Home Grand Opening: one long day, well over 7,000 guests, countless bottles of KEXP Transistor IPA, and 7 acts later, it's time for our closer. KEXP's Gathering Space has been filled to capacity since the day began, but this time the cool night air battles the...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Deep Sea Diver

At 7PM during KEXP's New Home Grand Opening, we were blessed with a magic hour: the sun had passed behind our wall but the dusk was still light. A crowd of fans spilled out into the courtyard from having just witnessed Hey Marseilles in the standing room only Gathering Space of KEXP. Now, they co...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are recent legends and have become one of KEXP's core artists. The band, and the Daptones label that it represents, were the main force behind the soul funk revival of the last fifteen years, the stylistic rebirth that bands ranging from The Alabama Shakes to The ...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles are another band that feel close to the  KEXP DNA - a group of Seattle boys that developed a sound quite unlike anything else coming out of our city, they've brought their talent through our studio before, so they were a perfect band to fit into a day of celebrating both our past a...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Bob Mould

Bob Mould occupies an important role in the history of American rock, having been behind seminal groups like Hüsker Dü and Sugar and then pursuing a lengthy and varied solo career. So his appearance at our Grand Opening was particularly exciting for rock veterans and the grunge sector. He eschewe...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Samaris

Icelandic heartthrobs Samaris are familiar to KEXP's most loyal fans, but they were clearly a surprise and a radical departure to the newcomers. The trio - vocalist, clarinetist, and beat maker/DJ - had the burden of having to follow-up Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings inside the Gathering Space,...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks and KEXP have history together, and as they took the stage they were immediately sincere and earnest in their thanks: not being from Seattle can be hard on folks, and they explained that their long involvement with the station, in particular with DJ John Richards, have been what ha...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening Spotlight: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: this Saturday, April 16th, KEXP will throw open the doors to the KEXP New Home with a free, all-ages celebration from Noon until 9:00 PM. Come see the station you helped build! There will be tours, food, beer, and, of course, what matters most: music.


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening Spotlight: Grace Love, Sera Cahoone, Mark Pickerel, DoNormaal, David Bazan

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: this Saturday, April 16th, KEXP will throw open the doors to the KEXP New Home with a free, all-ages celebration from Noon until 9:00 PM. Come see the station you helped build! There will be tours, food, beer, and, of course, what matters most: music.


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Photo Gallery: National Volunteer Week 2016

April 10th through April 16th is National Volunteer Week, and KEXP would be nothing without the support of our amazing volunteers! In 2015, 600 people donated over 24,500 hours to KEXP -- this is incredible, and we are so grateful. Scroll through the photos below to see the smiling faces of just ...


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KEXP New Home Grand Opening Spotlight: Hey Marseilles

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: this Saturday, April 16th, KEXP will throw open the doors to the KEXP New Home with a free, all-ages celebration from Noon until 9:00 PM. Come see the station you helped build! There will be tours, food, beer, and, of course, what matters most: music.


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