Live on KEXP at Home

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Through the stay at home orders, we’re dedicated to bringing you new live performances. Each Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll share a live streaming performance through our new series, Live on KEXP at Home. Hosted by trusted KEXP DJs, musical guests perform sets live, either solo or with their quarantined partners. 

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Throughout the month of May, KEXP is joining the national celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). This is a time for all of us to reflect, pay homage, and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders in our country, and their amazing feats and contributions to our shared history. Observing this Heritage Month is even more vital given the increase in hate crimes and racism directed towards Asian and Pacific Isander Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. In response, we’re amplifying the voices and art of the communities targeted by xenophobia, sharing stories and performances, and more, all month long. Tune in throughout May to hear DJs play songs from APA artists and revisit some of our archived content below, with even more content here.

Haley Heynderickx [Bandcamp]
Sasami [Bandcamp]
Mitski [Bandcamp]
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down [Bandcamp]
Kikagaku Moyo [Bandcamp]
Cibo Matto [Web Store]

LIVE from Iceland Airwaves 2019

KEXP was live from Reykjavik for the 2019 Iceland Airwaves, broadcasting from Kex Hostel. Watch video below of some of our incredible sessions and click the artist name to read an interview with them. We'll be rolling out more video from these sessions over the following weeks. Keep checking back to discover more amazing music from Iceland and beyond!

KEXP News & Reviews


Perfect In My Mind: Chicago’s NNAMDÏ on BRAT, Blurring Genre and Making Art in a Turbulent World

If there’s anything consistent in Chicago artist NNAMDÏ’s music, it’s that he never stays in one place for very long. Trying to define his music by a singular genre is a futile task. An experimentalist that follows his creative whims, NNAMDÏ’s albums are thrilling bouts of sonic whiplash.

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Sound and Vision

Sound & Vision: DJ Abbie on Why This is the Moment for Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters

The KEXP DJ spoke with Sound & Vision host Emily Fox about why self-isolation is the perfect time to process Fiona Apple's first album in eight years.

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Local Music Album Reviews

Made Those Dreams Inside a Cash App: Shabazz Palaces' The Don of Diamond Dreams

Martin Douglas explores the astral soundscapes of the Seattle duo's fifth full-length.

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KEXP and the University of Washington
KEXP and the University of Washington
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We did the math on what we needed to raise during the Fall drive this year, and it was $666,135. With that in mind, we asked KEXP Listeners to vote for their favorite records so we can countdown your top 666 albums throughout the drive. Check out the full list

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