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Through the stay-at-home orders, we’re dedicated to bringing you new live performances. We're sharing live streaming performance through our new series, Live on KEXP at Home — both through our YouTube channel and broadcasting on the air on KEXP.

Hosted by trusted KEXP DJs, musical guests perform sets live, either solo or with their quarantined partners.

Made possible with support from BECU and Amazon Music 

Upcoming On-Air Broadcasts:

More Upcoming On-Air Sessions Here

Watch Recently Launched Sessions:

Mustafa
True Loves
Rostam

 

See More Archived Sessions Here

KEXP Celebrates Pride

KEXP celebrates Pride! All month long we'll be featuring and resurfacing sessions, podcasts, and profiles on artists from the LGBTQIA+ community, culminating in an on-air celebration at the end of the month. Midnight in a Perfect World producer DJ Alex has compiled a selection of LGBTQIA+ and Black Trans artists who have hosted the show. Check out their exclusive sets in the archives below.

And tune in Pride Weekend Saturday and Sunday June 26th and 27th from Noon to 6PM. Featuring a special lineup throughout the weekend with DJ Riz, Reverend Dollars, Michele Myers, and DJ Kennady, creating an On-Air Pride Party for us all to stay connected. We’ll all be together again SOON, and we can’t wait! Made possible with support from Washington’s Lottery and Tomboy X.

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ARCTIC MONKEYS AT THE SHOWBOX // PHOTO BY RENATA STEINER

Where Live Music Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the music industry hard. Live concerts were one of the first things to go and will likely be among the last to return post-pandemic. Live music is a cornerstone of programming at KEXP and a huge part of many of our lives as individuals.

Find out about organizations working to build support for the entire live music ecosystem.

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Throwaway Style

Throwaway Style is a monthly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region. Check out some past columns below, and stay tuned for new ones published on the first Thursday of every new month on KEXP.org

Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: Wild Powwers Offer a Track-By-Track Breakdown of Heavy Fourth Album What You Wanted

The Seattle power trio (pun intended) talk romantic disappointments, the financial downsides of being a musician, their near-death experience, and more.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music KEXP Premiere

Throwaway Style: A Career-Spanning Interview with Tomo Nakayama

In addition to premiering his new single "On the Way," the beloved Seattle singer/songwriter walks Martin Douglas through the two decades of his career.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Warren Dunes Write a Greeting Card to the World on Get Well Soon

In the midst of a hellish year, the self-described "postmodern beach music family band" wrote and recorded a salvo of togetherness and perseverance. Martin Douglas explains.


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KEXP and the University of Washington
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