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Death & Music Artists Reflect on Songs for Coping with Grief

Tonight, KEXP will open the Gathering Space for the fourth annual Death & Music. It's a special event, hosted by The Morning Show DJ John Richards, that really goes beyond a traditional concert experience. It's a time to reflect on grief, on the people we've lost, and heal with our community....


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KEXP Record Fair: Vendors Share Their First Record Purchases and Rare Vinyl Available This Saturday

Crate diggers, take notice! This Saturday, October 28 from 8 AM to 5 PM, KEXP will host our 2nd Annual Record Fair in our Gathering Space. It's a chance to peruse through stacks and stacks of LPs, singles, and all the vinyl you could ever imagine.


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KEXP Presents: Videoasis at Northwest Film Forum 10/25

For generations of music fans, the invention of the music video was a landmark moment. Being able to associate your favorite songs with equally exciting visuals was such an obvious combination, it's a wonder it didn't break through earlier. Whether it's gluing your eyes to old-school MTV or getti...


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KEXP Presents: R-Day with My Goodness, Bread & Butter, Naked Giants 10/21

Northwest music and northwest beer -- it's hard to imagine a better pairing. This Saturday, you'll be treated to some of the best of both as KEXP and Rainier Beer team up once again for the annual R-Day celebration. KEXP's The Morning Show DJ John Richards will be on site hosting the event with p...


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KEXP Presents: Reykjavik Calling in the Gathering Space 10/14

The Pacific Northwest and the mid-Atlantic will converge again on Saturday, October 14th at Reykjavik Calling, presented by KEXP. As the musical leg of the Taste of Iceland festival -- which celebrates its 10th anniversary this week -- Reykjavik Calling pulls together some of the most exciting mu...


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Audioasis on KEXP Co-Presents: Freakout! Fest Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Since 2012, Freakout Records has taken over venues in the Ballard neighborhood for multiple nights of blaring, sweaty, and all around thrilling local music with their namesake Freakout! festival. Now entering its fifth iteration on November 17th and 18th, Freakout! is stepping up with one of thei...


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KEXP Presents: Lyft Fest with Pickwick and Ravenna Woods 9/17

Just when you thought festival season was over with Bumbershoot, another one has jumped in right before the buzzer. This means you've got one more shot to enjoy free outdoor music before the cold weather kicks in. This Sunday, September 17th, Lyft will host their first annual Lyft Fest at the Sea...


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KEXP Presents: Pianos in the Parks 7/13-7/30

For a third year, KEXP is proud to once again be part of Pianos in the Parks program, an initiative to bring a little musical magic into hundreds of Seattle and King County's parks and open spaces.


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KEXP Presents: Ballard Seafood Festival 7/7-9

Ballard and seafood are practically synonymous. Before the neighborhood became synonymous with hip bars and a thriving music scene, it was all about fish. Personally, I come from a lineage of family who left their homes and sought out Ballard. My grandfather worked out on a tugboat and his father...


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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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