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Vancouver-Based Artist Precipitation Discusses 2018 Highlight Earth / Sky

Vancouver musician Precipitation (Zefan Sramek) discusses his 2018 release Earth / Sky with KEXP.


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Local Artist Spotlight: SassyBlack

Catch Sassyblack at our GAYEXP event on June 23 in the KEXP Gathering Space.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Sashay

Catch hardcore punks Sashay at our GAYEXP event in the KEXP Gathering Space on June 23 with Guayaba, SassyBlack, and more. Tickets available now.


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Local Artist Spotlight: DJ NHK Guy

In our final Local Artist Spotlight leading up to Upstream Music Festival + Summit, DJ NHK Guy offers a short interview and an original mix. Catch him at Upstream on Sunday, June 3rd at 8:00pm.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Whitney Ballen

The Issaquah singer/songwriter vacillates between squall and sparsity in her detailed and heartbreaking work. Ahead of her Upstream Music Fest performance on Sunday, June 3rd, we take a look at singular and emotive work.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Bujemane

In advance of his performance at Upstream Music Festival on Saturday, June 2nd, we reached out to the Tacoma artist about some of his favorite songs he's recorded.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Kung Foo Grip

Seattle's rising hip-hop stars Kung Foo Grip recently released 2KFG, their best album yet, and are scheduled to play Upstream Music Fest on Sunday, June 3rd. We reached out to them to chat about 2KFG collaborator Keyboard Kid, performing live, and video games.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Micaiah Sawyer

This year's Sound Off! winner has a singing and songwriting voice that can turn deep-seated emotions into whirlwinds. We talk to her about Sound Off!, songwriting, and her Upstream Music Fest performance Saturday, June 2nd at 9pm


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated theĀ 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 ourĀ catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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