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Kate Clover Invites Us to Step Into the Campy World of Channel Zero TV (KEXP Premiere)

LA's Kate Clover unveils a wacky variety show directed by Orange Is the New Black's Rebecca Knox and starring Black Lips' Jared Swiley

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Music Heals

Live Music in the New World: How Music Workers in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Guatemala Are Adjusting to COVID-19

The spirit of Music Heals made us think of live music a year ago and encourages us to see the first photos of the new world. We speak with live music workers from Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala about how their countries are adapting to the experience of live music during the pande...

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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (2/22)

Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from The Hold Steady, Rat Columns, Claud, and more.

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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Darius

Parisian electronic musician Darius handles this year's Valentine's Day guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World and he delivers an appropriately seductive and love-filled set filled with sultry house, funk, R&B, soul, and boogie jams.

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Music News

Valerie June Wonders “Why The Bright Stars Glow” on New Single + Video

Memphis-based artist Valerie June shares the second single from her highly-anticipated full-length, titled The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, out March 12th via Fantasy Records.

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Interviews KEXP Premiere

Valley Maker Examines the Temporality of the Day-to-Day on "Branch I Bend" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Ahead of the release of his fourth Valley Maker record, Austin Crane shares a live version of new single "Branch I Bend" and chats with KEXP about the new record, moving from Seattle to South Carolina, and how he's balancing careers in both music and education.

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Music Heals

Shaking Off Psychic Strain: A Live Music Heals Essay by Martin Douglas

Martin Douglas chronicles nearly half a lifetime of live music healing the wounds of life.

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From the Archives:


Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.

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