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Nothing Compares 2 U: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Prince

Nothing Compares 2 U

A Celebration of the Life and Music of Prince
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Saturday, April 21st marked the two-year anniversary of Prince's passing. In his memory, Kevin Cole re-air'ed his four hour tribute, Nothing Compares 2 U: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Prince, on The Afternoon Show on KEXP.

Prince is well known to be one of the most prolific musicians of all time. Shows and after parties frequently stretched late into the night, and recording sessions could go for days on end.

Thanks to Kevin Cole’s connections to that world, and his obsessive collecting of Prince’s output, Nothing Compares 2 U: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Prince features many rarities, interviews, remixes, live recordings, and more surprises. 

KEXP Live from Trans Musicales in Rennes, France

Last December, KEXP traveled to the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France where we captured twelve exclusive sessions. Enjoy some of these live performances below:

Celebrating Two Years in Our New Home

Two years ago on April 16th, KEXP opened the doors to our new home in Seattle Center. As we celebrate this momentous occasion in our station’s history, let’s revisit some of the videos from the Grand Opening celebration below, with more here. Thank you to everyone who helped build this new home!

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Bob Mould
Deep Sea Diver
Car Seat Headrest
DoNormaal
Grace Love

Live Performances Podcasts

From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming. While the KEXP Live Performances section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, you can also subscribe to a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sessions. Check out some of our most recent podcasts below:

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Daniel Rossen (of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles) shares his first new music in six years with KEXP.

Tacocat reflects on some of their favorite songs from their catalog.

London producer Daniel Avery pieces together an exclusive new mix for KEXP.

Ever wondered how to get airplay on the radio? John Richards of The Morning Show on KEXP breaks it down for you.

West Seattle rapper Trevon McKoy, aka JUICETHEGOD, passed away on Sunday morning.

The Seattle alt-country act returns with their new album, A Love Sleeps Deep, on April 13 via Hardly Art.

KEXP explores the immaculate craft involved in her debut album, I Need to Start a Garden.

South Korea indie rock outfit Say Sue Me shares a single from their upcoming album, Where We Were Together, out April 13.

KEXP Exclusive Interviews

Meloy Talks About Creating "Conscious Obstacles" on Their New Album, I'll Be Your Girl.

On How A Moment Apart Brought Them Closer Together.

KEXP chats with the singer about the origins of her music and what might be next on the creative horizon.

On the 25th anniversary reissue of the Digable Planets debut Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space).

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