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International Clash Day Interviews

International Clash Day: Interview with Curator Eric Carnell

Eric Carnell, a.k.a. the head honcho behind Independence Printage, has been a fan of The Clash for most of his life. His love for the band runs so deep, in fact, that he’s done KEXP the favor of curating and illustrating our artwork for International Clash Day for years, drawing on an eclectic gr...


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International Clash Day Interviews Community Partnerships

International Clash Day: Spotlight on Social Justice Fund NW

Social Justice Fund Northwest is a grassroots democratic foundation that funds community organizing throughout the Northwest in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. We talked to Mijo Lee, Executive Director, about their mission and ways we can get involved.


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International Clash Day Interviews Community Partnerships

International Clash Day: Spotlight on ROC United

KEXP chats with Elena Perez, the director for ROC's Seattle chapter, about the history of their organization, how vital restaurants are to our country's economy, and how employers can also step up to ensure they're protecting their workers.


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International Clash Day: Spotlight on Citizen University

Citizen University is committed to encouraging civic literacy, engagement, and activation. We talked to Ben Phillips, Senior Program Manager for Citizen University, to learn more about the organizations mission, their unique approach to community building, and how people can get involved locally.


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International Clash Day Interviews Community Partnerships

International Clash Day: Spotlight on U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle

U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle provides sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of Queer & Trans-Pacific Islanders (QTPIs) through community organizing, political engagement, and cultural stewardship. We talked to Taffy Maene, Executive Director, about their mission and ways we can get involved.


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Exclusive Interview: Photographer Lance Mercer

DJ Kevin Cole chats with local photographer Lance Mercer about his exhibit, Sound & Vision III: AIM + INTENT by Lance Mercer | A Retrospective, currently on display in the KEXP Gathering Space.


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Interviews The Midday Show w/ Cheryl Waters

KEXP Exclusive Interview: St. Vincent

In the middle of her two night stand at The Moore Theatre here in Seattle, St. Vincent stopped by the KEXP studios to share songs from her latest LP, Masseduction. Revisit her interview with DJ Cheryl Waters, where she talks about her recent film work, designing guitars, and her time hiding out i...


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols

For many of us who grew up in the punk era, the sound of the Sex Pistols -- that power, energy, propelled by a sneer -- was life-changing. For me, it was those guitar chords. That sound -- copied over and over by legions of guitarists since -- changed my life on a cold, sunny day in a Victorian h...


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler on Quazarz, Migos, and the Absurdity of Our Reality

Every Shabazz Palaces record feels like a transmission from a far-off planet. In 2017, the Seattle hip-hop duo took this aesthetic a step further with two records -- Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. The albums collectively chronicle the story of an alien sent...


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Feed Embraces Psychic Energy and Otherworldly Hooks on Debut Cassette

Just off of the 99 overpass, Feed stowed themselves away in their practice space affectionately referred to as the Dank Dungeon. Armed with a Tascam 488 tape recorder, the trio of guitarist Chase Hoyt, bassist Matt Kolhede, and drummer Pat Schowe spent months crafting their self-titled debut albu...


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