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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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Daily Roundups

Friday Music News

A new video for a Flaming Lips rarity, Interpol shares tour doc, plus new music from Courtney Barnett and Fennesz.


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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering The Hustle: Health and Personal Care in the Music Industry (May 12 at the KEXP Gathering Space)

In an ever changing industry and craft that can make it difficult for artists to have access to healthcare. In preparation for the workshop, we asked a few of our panelists the same question: What is one thing a musician can do to exercise self care?


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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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Music News

R.I.P. Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

After reports of being missing, the Scottish songwriter’s body was found last night in Port Edgar. He was 36.


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Album Reviews

Album Review: Beach House Return With Immersive and Hypnotic Seventh Album

Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand are seven albums into their career making music under Beach House. That, alone, could be considered a feat, but to do so with barely a misstep or negative review proves that Scally and Legrand are masters of their craft. 7 is the lush new album from the duo, out t...


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/11)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Beach HouseWussy, Bombino, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Imarhan

Imarhan is a collection of friends from Tamanrasset, Algeria making waves internationally with their vibrant Tuareg desert blues; their exclusive guest DJ mix is an exploratory collection of some of their favorite tracks, spotlighting inspirational artists and current influences that touch upon e...


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Review Revue

Brave Combo - Humansville

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album Humansville by long-running, accordion-using band Brave Combo. See what KCMU DJs thought back in the day.


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Grouper and the Comfort in Being Sad (Part II)

Music is more often than not the soundtrack to – and relief from – some of the hardest moments in our lives. Martin Douglas describes how listening to Grouper got him through a very tough decade.


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Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

Car Seat Headrest and Jessie Ware take The Tonight Show and Late Night stages, Nine Inch Nails announce new album. Nina Kinert shares new song with Samuel T. Herring, and A.G. Cook remixes Grimes.


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Interviews

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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