Song of the Day Podcast
Live Video: Courtney Barnett
KEXP's Music That Matters Podcast
Live Video: Sharon Van Etten
Today on KEXP: 7/29/2014
|12am||DJ Riz - Variety Mix|
|1am||Hans - Variety Mix|
|6am||John Richards - The Morning Show|
|10am||Cheryl Waters - The Midday Show|
|1pm||The Donkeys LIVE on KEXP - In-Studio|
|2pm||Kevin Cole - The Afternoon Show|
|6pm||Darek Mazzone - Wo' Pop|
|9pm||Larry Rose - Variety Mix|
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Recent Live Performances
Swingin' Doors is dedicated to a wide range of country sounds and styles, from honky tonk and western swing to alternative country and bluegrass, in sharp contrast to the tight playlists and narrow focus of today's commercial country radio.
As might be expected from a show named Swingin' Doors, there's usually a bit more honky tonk than anything else, though you'll hear everything from old-time fiddle tunes and boppin' country boogie to lush Countrypolitan sounds and hard-charging alternative twang-rock.
You'll hear country giants like Loretta Lynn, Ernest Tubb and Lefty Frizzell alongside more obscure but talented folks such as Joe Carson, the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and Charline Arthur. You'll also hear plenty of new music ranging from hardcore honky tonkers like Roger Wallace and Heather Myles to edgy alt-country artists like Neko Case, the Drive-By Truckers and Fred Eaglesmith.
I try to keep listeners up-to-date with what's happening now in the wide world of country music, while also bringing to light the richness and diversity of country's past. I'll also do my best to put the music in context by structuring the show so you can see the connections between different songs, artists and styles, along with sharing anecdotes and other bits of information about the music.
I also try to give folks a chance to hear country artists that are coming to town soon, while also supporting Seattle's twang community by regularly playing the music of local artists.
More than anything else, I try to play music that moves you, whether it's a song that makes you jump with joy or one that rips your heart out.
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Concerts at the Mural
KEXP 90.3 FM and Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural, a series of eclectic concerts on some of the summer’s sultriest weekends, with A Place To Bury Strangers, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, a Decibel Festival night, and more! Made possible in part by DoubleDown Interactive, Seattle Public Library, and Whole Foods.
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KEXP's Midday Show host Cheryl Waters brings fun in the sun with a new mix of songs on this week's Music That Matters podcast. This week's Song of the Day podcasts feature Spoon and Sharon Van Etten and J Mascis, and our Live Performances podcast features Jonathan Wilson and Lykke Li.
In Studio Performances
Don't miss upcoming in-studio performances by the great artists you hear everyday on KEXP. Our schedule is updated weekly, so check back often. You can also subscribe to weekly podcasts that bring you a series of complete live in-studio sessions.
Song of the Day Podcasts
A free song every day
- Jul/28Total Control - Flesh War
- Jul/25James Apollo - Spinnin
- Jul/24Trampled by Turtles - Are You Behind the Shining Star?
Music That Matters
DJ curated mixes
- Jul/25 - Summer Fun (#418)
- Jul/18 - Rockaway Beach (#417)
- Jul/11 - Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 (#416)
One-of-a-kind in-studio sessions
- Jul/25Jonathan Wilson
- Jul/23Chimurenga Renaissance
- Jul/18Mark Lanegan
View our most recent album reviews
- Jenny Lewis: The Voyager - 7/25/2014
- Hooray For Earth: Racy - 7/25/2014
- Common: Nobody's Smiling - 7/25/2014
- The Raveonettes: Pe'ahi - 7/25/2014
- Got A Girl: I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now - 7/25/2014
- The Wytches: Annabel Dream Reader - 7/25/2014
- Peliroja: Injusticia - 7/25/2014
- Bear In Heaven: Time Is Over One Day Old - 7/25/2014
- Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty - 7/18/2014
- Alvvays: Alvvays - 7/18/2014
- Tender Games: Tender Games - 7/18/2014
- Sugar Stems: Only Come Out At Night - 7/18/2014
- White Fence: For The Recently Found Innocent - 7/18/2014
- Slow Club: Complete Surrender - 7/11/2014
- The Acid: Liminal - 7/11/2014
- Prom Body: Naughty By Natural - 7/11/2014
- French Style Furs: Is Exotic Bait - 7/11/2014
- Shovels & Rope: Swimmin' Time - 7/11/2014
- Ben Khan: 1992 EP - 7/11/2014
- Xeno & Oaklander: Par Avion - 7/11/2014
The KEXP Variety Chart (7/11/2014 - 7/17/2014)More Music Charts | Top 90.3 of 2013
- 1. Total Control - Typical System
- 2. Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
- 3. Wussy - Attica!
- 4. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Sea When Absent
- 5. Say Hi - Endless Wonder
- 6. Spoon - They Want My Soul
- 7. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
- 8. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
- 9. Strand of Oaks - Heal
- 10. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
- 11. Lee Fields & the Expressions - Emma Jean
- 12. The Roots - … and then you shoot your cousin
- 13. Alt-J - This Is All Yours
- 14. The Horrors - Luminous
- 15. Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
- 16. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon
- 17. Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours
- 18. Tom Vek - Luck
- 19. The Fresh & Onlys - House of Spirits
- 20. My Goodness - Shiver + Shake
KEXP Recommended Events
- 7/31/2014 FOXYGEN with WOODS + STEVE GUNN 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 8/1/2014 Pickathon 2014 1:00 PM, Pendarvis Farm
- 8/1/2014 Tycho 7:00 PM, Neptune Theatre
- 8/2/2014 Pickathon 2014 1:00 PM, Pendarvis Farm
- 8/2/2014 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools 6:00 PM, Crocodile
- 8/2/2014 Strfkr (Dj Set) 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 8/3/2014 Pickathon 2014 1:00 PM, Pendarvis Farm
- 8/5/2014 Xiu Xiu 6:00 PM, Barboza
- 8/5/2014 Diahrrea Planet w/ Those Darlins 7:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 8/6/2014 Echo & The Bunnymen 6:30 PM, The Showbox
- 8/7/2014 Jay Farrar 5:30 PM, The Triple Door
- 8/7/2014 Gold Panda 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 8/8/2014 Arcade Fire: Reflektor Tour 5:30 PM, Gorge Amphitheatre
- 8/8/2014 Whitey Morgan and The 78's w/ The Swearengens 7:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 8/10/2014 Broken Bells 5:30 PM, The Moore Theatre
- 8/11/2014 Arctic Monkeys 6:00 PM, Paramount Theatre
- 8/11/2014 Movie Mondays :: Pearl Jam 20 6:00 PM, The Triple Door
- 8/12/2014 Arctic Monkeys 6:00 PM, Paramount Theatre
- 8/12/2014 Widower (Kevin Large), Ark Life, Quite Life 7:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 8/13/2014 Ray LaMontagne The Belle Brigade 4:00 PM, Concerts at Marymoor
- 8/13/2014 The English Beat 6:00 PM, The Triple Door
- 8/13/2014 Blowfly 6:00 PM, Barboza
- 8/14/2014 The English Beat 6:00 PM, The Triple Door
- 8/15/2014 Haim 6:00 PM, Paramount Theatre
- 8/15/2014 Man Man, Landlady 6:00 PM, Crocodile
- 8/15/2014 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood 6:00 PM, Gorge Amphitheatre
- 8/16/2014 Fucked Up 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 8/16/2014 Boris, Marriages 6:00 PM, Crocodile
- 8/16/2014 Israel Vibration with Roots Radics Band and Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band 6:00 PM, The Showbox
- 8/17/2014 BECU ZOO TUNES: TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, GALACTIC 3:00 PM, Woodland Park Zoo
KEXP.ORG Seattle: Upcoming In-studio Performances
- Hundred Waters LIVE on KEXP 7/28/2014 1:00pm
- The Donkeys LIVE on KEXP 7/29/2014 1:00pm
- Foxygen LIVE on KEXP 7/30/2014 1:00pm
- Woods LIVE on KEXP 7/31/2014 1:00pm
- Delines session on KEXP 7/31/2014 7:30pm
- DJ Veins (Dave Segal from the Stranger) guest DJ set LIVE on KEXP 7/31/2014 10:00pm
- Tycho LIVE on KEXP 8/1/2014 1:00pm
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah LIVE on KEXP 8/2/2014 3:00pm
- Low Hums LIVE on KEXP 8/2/2014 6:30pm
- Dead Bars LIVE on KEXP 8/2/2014 10:00pm
- Princess session on KEXP 8/3/2014 12:00am
- Sam Lachow session on KEXP 8/3/2014 8:00pm
- Operators LIVE on KEXP 8/4/2014 1:00pm
- Shabazz Palaces LIVE on KEXP 8/4/2014 3:00pm