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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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Examining Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs 10 Years Later

On the heels of the 10-year anniversary of Death Cab for Cutie's sixth studio album, we look into the criminally underrated Narrow Stairs.


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Rachel Goswell of Slowdive Reflects on Souvlaki on its 25th Anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of their difficult second album Souvlaki, Rachel Goswell of Slowdive looks back with KEXP.


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Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Dissects New Solo Album Heaven/Hell

Ament debuted songs from the new album, tracks that inspired him, and some of his favorite new music on The Afternoon Show with DJ Kevin Cole.


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The Sonics Bassist Andy Parypa Reminisces on The Legendary Tacoma Band's Early Years

Parypa discusses sound proofing with egg cartons, recording "The Witch," and navigating Tacoma's early club scene.


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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: 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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Chuck D on The Origins of Prophets of Rage and Embracing New Musical Directions

As we celebrate 6 Degrees of Chuck D, KEXP chats with the legend himself.


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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Eight Rounds Rapid

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session per week, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week’s feature is of Eight R...


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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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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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May the Fourth Be With You: KEXP's Star Wars Video Round-Up

It's May 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. To celebrate the Lucas legacy, today we've compiled a galactic force of songs, bands, or lyrics inspired by Star Wars. Enjoy, and may the fourth be with you!


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