The National Live on KEXP - recorded May 16, 2019

The National recorded live in Philadelphia, PA May 16, 2019. KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters interviews Bryce Dessner of the National about their new album “I Am Easy to Find." Songs: 1. You Had Your Soul With You 2. Not In Kansas 3. Rylan 4. Wasp Nest

Feedback: Coulter Leslie of the National Honor Society

Coulter Leslie of Seattle band the National Honor Society shares his favorite guitar pedal with KEXP.

KEXP Celebrates National Radio Week

Starting on Monday, August 14th, KEXP will celebrate National Radio Week, featuring a variety of special programming dedicated to beloved radio stations largely no longer on the dial. National Radio Day, officially celebrated on August 20th, will be stretched to an entire week to give over the KE...

Sustainability Segment: Kristen Brengel

Guest Kristen Brengel, Director of Legislative and Government Relations, National Parks Conservation Association, speaks with Diane Horn about threats to our National Parks, as well as opportunities to protect and enhance them.

KEXP Pays Tribute to National Walkout Day and Parkland Shooting Victims

In solidarity with the students participating in National Walkout Day on March 14, 2018 KEXP played 17 minutes of music, along with voices from the students affected by the Parkland school shooting.

The National Live on KEXP - recorded November 29, 2017

KEXP presents The National performing live at KEXP Studio (NW Rooms). Recorded November 29, 2017.

Sustainability Segment: Alan Spears and Rob Smith

Guests Alan Spears, Cultural Resources Director, and Rob Smith, Northwest Regional Director, National Parks Conservation Association, speak with Diane Horn about protecting America's National Park System for present and future generations.



The National session on KEXP (BROADCAST ONLY)


Tal National Live on KEXP - recorded May 10, 2015

Hailing from Niamey, Niger the amazing world-renowned West African group Tal National perform their crisp, complex and hypnotic rhythms live on KEXP’s Wo’ Pop with Darek Mazzone.

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Tal National

Hailing from Niamey, Niger the amazing world-renowned West African group Tal National perform their crisp, complex and hypnotic rhythms live on KEXP's Wo' Pop with Darek Mazzone. Recorded 05/10/2015 - 4 songs: Farila, Zoy Zoy, Liba, AA.

Review Revue: Criminal Nation - Release the Pressure

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album Release the Pressure by Criminal Nation. See what KCMU DJs thought back in the day.

Friday Music News

The National gave Brussels a treat last night by performing their beloved fourth studio album Boxer in its entirety for the first time ever. The band just wrapped up a European tour behind their latest album Sleep Well Beast, with Brussels as their final stop. Boxer celebrated its 10th anniversar...

Video Roundup: Happy National Sibling Day

Are genetics the root cause of musicality? It's a much-debated idea, but after our exhaustive research of sibling bands, we're convinced it could be true. In today's video roundup, we're celebrating National Sibling Day by bringing some lesser-known sibling bands to the forefront.

Live Review: The National w/ Frightened Rabbit @ Paramount Theatre 9/19/13

“We’ve always wanted to play here”, Bryce Dessner said, looking up at the Paramount’s marvelous ceilings, “and every time, there’s been a musical, or another show. We’re glad we finally get to play here”. It is quite surprising that this Thursday night was indeed the first time The National appea...

Happy National Pet Day!

Today is National Pet Day! While you probably don't need a lot of reminders to appreciate that furried, feathered or finned one in your life, who might right now be curled up beside you, romping around your yard or sitting eagerly waiting for food, today is for remembering all our little friends....

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