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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:

TV Priest
Middle Kids


See More Archived Sessions Here

Pushing Boundaries: Celebrating Asian and Pasifika
Experiences Through Music

Join KEXP as we celebrate Pushing Boundaries! This May, we’ll be centering Asian and Pasifika voices locally and nationally in conversation with the Asian and Pasifika diaspora. From historical pioneers to contemporary innovators, international game-changers to artists molding Seattle’s creative landscape, Pushing Boundaries is moving past borders and conceptions to honor the musical contributions of our Asian and Pasifika neighbors. Revisit some of our archived content below, with even more content here.

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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

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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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Kylie V Wades Through Deep Waters on Big Blue

The immensely talented 17-year-old, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter expresses a lifetime of longing, pain, and hope on their newest album.

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