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Not Your Parents' Bumbershoot: Steven Severin on the Future of Seattle's Long-Running Music & Arts Festival

A new group has been chosen to take over Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Co-organizer Steven Severin talks about how they want to make tickets more affordable, less dependent on big name headliners, and they want the festival to go beyond just Labor Day weekend.


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Freakout and The Crocodile Announce New Two-Day Festival The Freakout Weekender

Freakout Records and The Crocodile announce the Freakout Weekender on April 1st and 2nd featuring over 40 artists from around the globe


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R.I.P. DJ Luvva J

Jose “DJ Luvva J” Salvador Gutierrez, Jr. died from COVID-19 complications on Friday, November 5th, in Lacey, WA.


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Tangerine Stage a Stylish Protest for "See You There" Video (KEXP Premiere)

Los Angeles-via-Seattle now-duo Tangerine share video for single "See You There" that comments on the hate crimes against Asian Americans in the past year


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Treefort Announces Incredible Lineup for the Festival's 10th Year

Boise's premier festival has announced 100+ names for its return March 23-27, 2022


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KEXP Premiere

Acid Tongue and Shaina Shepherd Are "Suffering For You" (KEXP Premiere)

Acid Tongue share the latest single from their forthcoming album Arboretum featuring Shaina Shepherd


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Dreamdecay's J.R.C.G. Shares Hallucinogenic John Dwyer-Featured Single "Lowrider" (KEXP Premiere)

Dreamdecay's Justin R. Cruz Gallego shares the John Dwyer-featured single off his forthcoming album as J.R.C.G. Ajo Sunshine


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Spoon Shows You Can Always Go Home Again on New Single "The Hardest Cut" (KEXP Premiere)

The track is the first single off their forthcoming 10th album Lucifer on the Sofa, coming out in February 2022.


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“Blame” It on Miki Berenyi To Make Blushing’s New Single Soar (KEXP Premiere)

Austin double couple quartet Blushing share the lead single from their forthcoming album Possessions, featuring vocals from Lush's Miki Berenyi


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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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