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50 Years of Music

KEXP 50 Years of Music Collage

It’s KEXP’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate we’re taking an in-depth look at each year of our history – from 1972 to 2022. All year long we’ll be bouncing around the timeline, pulling out the best music from a different year each week – both the songs we all know and love and music we might’ve missed the first time around. Tune in to hear spotlight features every Wednesday, and highlights from each year throughout the week. Listen live wherever you tune in, and use KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive to catch any spotlights you may have missed! 

Made possible in part by Swansons Nursery, Caffe Vita, and The Black Bibs.


THIS WEEK: 2009

 

Upcoming Weeks:

Date Year Featured
Aug 3 1981
Aug 10 1994
Aug 17 2009
Aug 24 1984
Aug 31 2004

Resources

Upcoming KEXP Events + In-Studio Sessions

Please note: in-studio sessions are broadcast only; video will be shared on our YouTube channel at a later date. All times are reflected in Pacific Time. 

 

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Throwaway Style

Throwaway Style is a monthly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region. Check out some past columns below, and stay tuned for new ones published on the first Thursday of every new month on KEXP.org

Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Hurry Up Fail to Live Up to Their Name (But Succeed Wildly Anyway)!

Portland punk supergroup Hurry Up released their first album in five years with their great LP named after the Oregon Coast landmark. Martin Douglas explores the band's stellar (and under-the-radar) full-lengths.


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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Decemberists Again

To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Decemberists' debut LP Castaways and Cutouts, Martin Douglas provides a history of falling in, out, and back in love with the band.


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