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Remembering Chris Cornell One Year After His Death

The Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave vocalist may be gone, but leaves behind an astounding legacy.


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Local Artist Spotlight Local Music

Local Artist Spotlight: Bujemane

In advance of his performance at Upstream Music Festival on Saturday, June 2nd, we reached out to the Tacoma artist about some of his favorite songs he's recorded.


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SIFF

SIFF Face the Music 2018 Preview: Looking for Oum Kulthum

Visual artist Shirin Neshat directs Looking for Oum Kulthum, presented as part of SIFF's Face the Music series.


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Rewind Local Music

Examining Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs 10 Years Later

On the heels of the 10-year anniversary of Death Cab for Cutie's sixth studio album, we look into the criminally underrated Narrow Stairs.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Stimulator Jones

Stimulator Jones is the alias of Roanoke, Virginia-based artist Sam Lunsford. He recently signed with Stones Throw Records, who just released his long-awaited debut album Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures on April 27th. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World perfectly show...


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Interviews

Rachel Goswell of Slowdive Reflects on Souvlaki on its 25th Anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of their difficult second album Souvlaki, Rachel Goswell of Slowdive looks back with KEXP.


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Review Revue

Review Revue: The Barmy Army - Sharp As a Needle

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album Sharp as a Needle by The Barmy Army. See what KCMU DJs thought back in the day.


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Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

Beach House perform new material on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Deerhunter and Animal Collective team up for an impromptu live jam session, plus new music from Nine Inch Nails and Anderson .Paak


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Mating Surfaces and the Fractured Post-Punk of Lithics

On their new album, the Portland band breaks their signature post-punk with a hammer and glues it back together with dissonance.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

SHT GHST Journeys Across the Universe and Embodies the Ocean on 2:Photos Of Bread (KEXP Premiere + Q&A)

Seattle's own intergalactic traveler and prophet crafts the second chapter in a story seeking self realization


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Sunday Soul

Get to Know OCNotes, Host of KEXP’s Sunday Soul

KEXP's newest DJ discusses hi musical background, how being a recording artist influences his DJing, the soul music that helped define him, and what to expect from his new show.


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Daily Roundups

Wednesday Music News

Chvrches perform new single on The Tonight Show and new music from Chromatics, Jay Rock featuring Kendrick Lamar, Snail Mail, and SALES.


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