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Sound & Vision: Venues Benefit from COVID Relief Bill, Look to a More Diverse Future

Some Washington State venues and musicians are breathing a small sigh of relief after the new COVID relief bill was signed into law on December 27th. It includes $15 billion in relief for independent music venues, movie theaters, and similar cultural spaces. But how exactly will the bill impact c...


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Sound & Vision: Seattle’s Legendary Venue The Crocodile Secures New, Expanded Home in Belltown

In the midst of the pandemic, and subsequent extended shut down of live entertainment, good news in the world of Seattle music and arts can seem hard to come by. But one of Seattle's mainstay music venues is moving and expanding.


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KEXP Sunday Soul Host DJ Supreme La Rock on His Breakdancing Days, Crate Digging, and Seattle's Historic Soul Scene

KEXP is welcoming a new, but to some familiar, name as the host of Sunday Soul. Supreme La Rock was once the host of KEXP’s hip hop show, now heard on Friday nights. Midday host Larry Mizeell, Jr. (who is also a former host of Street Sounds), reintroduced Supreme to KEXP audiences in an interview...


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Union of Musicians and Allied Workers Calls New Spotify Scheme “Payola”

The struggle for independent musicians to make money on music streaming may have just gotten harder, thanks to a new Spotify scheme that some are calling payola.


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KEXP DJs Larry Mizell Jr and Gabriel Teodros Reflect on Soundtracking the 2020 Election

Last week KEXP DJs, like most of us, were feeling the enormous tension of a divided nation and a historically important election. And, naturally, they turned to music to help them get through the rollercoaster as polls closed and votes were being counted.


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Lift Every Vote Social Media Campaign Brings Artists Together For Civic Engagement and Music As Protest

KEXP spoke with bassist Russell Hall and tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman about the campaign, its origins, and how music can bring people together to (hopefully) change the world.


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Sound & Vision: Anjimile On Their Album Giver Taker

Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with the Boston-based musician about their new album, which was partially written while in rehab, and discovering their own identity through writing songs.


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Sound & Vision: For Labels and Artists, the Postal Service is a “Lifeline”

The U.S. Postal Service and media mail are critical to independent labels and musicians. What happens if that goes away?


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El Paso Band EEP on Finding Shoegaze, Overcoming Disabilities, and Their Latest Album Death of a Very Good Machine

KEXP's Owen Murphy reached the band via ZOOM from his home just outside Seattle. Read the interview below or listen to a clip that previously aired on KEXP's Sound & Vision.


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From the Archives:

Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020

Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:

A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.

DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.

Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.

Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.

Columns

Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.

Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.

Features

Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.

Interviews

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.

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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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