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Local Artist Spotlight: So Pitted

The Seattle punk band's industrial-strength pummel in a live setting is conductive to being punched in the stomach. We conduct a short interview with frontman Nathan Rodriguez in advance of their Upstream Music Fest performance on June 1st.


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Record Store Day 2018: Colemine Records’ Terry Cole on Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio’s Live On KEXP LP

The band's Upstream 2017 performance on the KEXP broadcast gets a vinyl release this Saturday for Record Store Day


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Krist Novoselić Climbs Again with Giants in the Trees

He rose to fame with Nirvana, but now famed bassist Krist Novoselić is on top with his new project Giants in the Trees. KEXP talks to the larger-than-life legend about the new project.


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Interviews Local Music Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2018: Noah Gundersen on Selections from White Noise Live From KEXP 90.3 FM

We caught up with Gundersen to learn more about his Record Store Day release, performing in the live room, and which records he's looking out for this Saturday. Oh, and there might be some mushrooms involved.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview with Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies

It's kind of an understatement to say a lot can change in five years. Moondoggies frontman Kevin Murphy opens up about the half-decade period between the band's full-length records and the art of writing rock songs.


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CCFX FTW: A Q&A with the DFA Records Super-Trio

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington, a collision of talents, a stellar collision of sorts, featuring friends from the bands CC Dust and Trans FX. KEXP Morning Show Producer Owen Murphy chatted with the band following their first in-studio session.


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Interviews Sub Pop 30

Sub Pop 30: Why SP0217 is One of the Best in Sub Pop's Catalog

There are a number of amazing releases featured throughout the Sub Pop catalog, but there's no question that our favorite catalog number so far is SP0217, Iris Parker-Pavitt, daughter of label founder Bruce Pavitt. KEXP chats with her and her dad in this exclusive interview.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Clyde Petersen

At Upstream Music Fest, Clyde Petersen and an array of musicians will be presenting the live score for his featured animated film Torrey Pines. For this week's Local Artist Spotlight, we interviewed him about the film, its live score, and more.


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: ODESZA on How A Moment Apart Brought Them Closer Together

A Moment Apart is exactly what Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight haven't had much of lately as ODESZA released their much-anticipated LP, played late night talk shows, enjoyed Grammy nominations, and is set to embark on tour, beginning this weekend at the WaMu Theater in Seattle.


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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists Talks About Creating "Conscious Obstacles" on Their New Album, I'll Be Your Girl

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists talks to KEXP about expanding their sound on the new album, I'll Be Your Girl, favorite synth bands, and how "we're all watching the ballistic missile coming in and the only thing we can do is keep playing through."


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Courtney Marie Andrews Portrays Strength and Honesty on New Album May Your Kindness Remain

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


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Interviews Local Artist Spotlight Upstream Music Fest + Summit

Local Artist Spotlight: Kyle Craft

Kyle Craft’s singular brand of bordello glam-rock is coming to Upstream Music Fest. For the first of our Local Artist Spotlights leading up to the festival, we speak to the Portland singer/songwriter about his approach to his craft of writing and recording.


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