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“A World Where Many Worlds Fit”: Kimmortal and Gabriel Teodros on Black and Asian Solidarity

The two Pacific Northwest rappers deep dive into the lyrics of their song "Solidarity," discuss the importance of acknowledging our shared racial history as resistance, and shed light on how if oppression is collaborative, then our freedom has to be.


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Oh My Goth: KEXP DJ Sharlese Metcalf on What Goth Means to Her

In conversation with Larry Mizell Jr., the Mechanical Breakdown host shares her experience with goth culture and how anyone can be goth.


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Refill 2021: A Block Party Benefit to Center Youth as We Rebuild Seattle’s Creative Economy

Rapper Sol and Vera Project Executive Director Ricky Graboski discuss this year's Refill event, mutual aid, and supporting artists throughout COVID-19 and beyond.


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The Future's So Bright: The Linda Lindas on Having the Most Fun Job in the World

Pre-teen punk-pop sensations The Linda Lindas chat with KEXP about their new single "Oh!" and its Warhol-inspired video; racist, sexist boys; and the overall joys of being a Linda Linda.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: The 24 Karat Shine of Goldenbeets

The rising, Portland-based hip-hop producer lets Martin Douglas in on his golden era influences, his process, and the banger that put him on the map.


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John Grant Escapes From the Present By Exploring His Past on New Album Boy From Michigan

The state of the nation sends the introspective Iceland-based singer/songwriter back to his roots.


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Javiera Mena on her new EP 1 Entusiasmo and "Contemporary Adult Pop."

The Southamerican queen of electro-pop to talk about the new songs, the obstacles in the pandemic era around making an album, and the "classic" elements of Madrid vs. the "spiritual" energy of Santiago that she mixes very well into her personal cauldron when it comes to making music.


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El Madrileño y la fórmula de C. Tangana para reinventar la canción española en clave latina

KEXP viaja a España para hacer un track by track con Antón Alvarez Alfaro, que hace música bajo el nombre de C. Tangana y que compuso El Madrileño, un álbum que revisa los principios de la canción española convocando a figuras claves de la música tradicional y el futuro de América Latina.


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El Madrileno and C. Tangana’s Formula to Reinvent the Spanish Song in a Latin Key

KEXP hosts a track by track with Antón Alvarez Alfaro, aka C. Tangana, on his latest LP 'El Madrileño,' an album that reviews the principles of the Spanish song by summoning key figures of traditional music and the future of Latin America.


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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