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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: No Age - "Everybody's Down"

Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers commemorate it with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, Martin Douglas looks back at No Age's 2007 quasi-anthem "Everybody's Down" and the emergence of a localized DIY experimental punk scene right at t…


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KEXP 50 Sound and Vision

KEXP 50: Revisiting the Early Days of KCMU for the Station's 50th Birthday

This week marks 50 years since the start of this station. KEXP’s Owen Murphy has more on the first year of what was then KCMU, a student run radio station at the University of Washington.


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50 Years of Music: 1983 – New Order - "Blue Monday"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one release from that year that resonates with them. This week, Kevin Cole reflects on New Order's 1983 class…


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Interviews KEXP 50

Real Neighbors: A Conversation with Armand Hammer

Martin Douglas speaks with the rap superduo about their partnership, the range of their discography, and much more.


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50 Years of Music: 2012 – Japandroids - "Younger Us"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one release from that year that resonates with them. This week, Dusty Henry reflects on Japandroids’ 2012 son…


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50 Years of Music: 1973 – Pink Floyd - "Time"

Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one release from that year that resonates with them. This week, Roddy Nikpour reflects on Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic The Dark Side of the Moon, the album’s continuing influence, and how it helps connect hi…


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50 Years of Music: 2016 – Y La Bamba - "Ojos Del Sol"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, Albina reflects on the 2016 Y La Bamba song “Ojo…


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50 Years of Music: 1986 – Throwing Muses - "Hate My Way"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year. This week, Janice Headley reflects on teenage angst and the 1986 Throwing Muses song "Hate My Way."


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KEXP 50 Local Music

On Unwound's Live Leaves and the Healing from Breaking Up

Martin Douglas processes some very personal stuff while listening to a posthumously released collection of the South Sound art-punk heroes' 2001 live recordings.


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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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