Congratulations to Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature! Also a critically acclaimed memoirist, Dylan was awarded the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition", and he's the first American to win the prize in over 20 years! The 75-year old icon's impact on music throughout the world is undeniable, so much that Swedish Academy secretary, Sara Danius, compared his songwriting to the the timeless literature of the ancient Greeks, like Homer and Sappho. It's timely that the Nobel Committee chose Bob Dylan, given the current state of the world, adding that he "recorded a large number of albums revolving around topics like the social conditions of man, religion, politics and love". Today, we celebrate that love and the genius of Bob Dylan.
Fellow musicians have been taking the Warpaint single "New Song" and making it into an even newer song. Check out remixes below from Mike D of the Beastie Boys and Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma. Each artist definitely puts their own stamp on it. The original can be found on the LP Heads Up, out now on Ro...
Take off those toupées: it's annual Be Bald and Be Free Day, a day to celebrate those shiny domes of yours! Although, now that I think about it... isn't everyday "Be Bald and Be Free Day"? You must save so much money not having to buy shampoo, conditioner, mousse, hairspray, straightening irons, ...
This Saturday, October 15th, KEXP presents the seventh annual Reykjavik Calling at Neumos. Just like previous years, we'll be bringing you an evening with some of the best musicians and bands emerging from Seattle and Iceland... for FREE!
KEXP is proud to once again be a part of the annual Taste of Iceland cultural extravaganza, and we're kicking things off this Friday, October 14th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM with a special literary event in our Gathering Space.
PNW transplant Aesop Rock shows some love for his new hometown of Portland in the video for "Shrunk," off his latest LP, The Impossible Kid. Filmed at the old-school arcade palace Ground Kontrol, Aes raps about therapy while an 8-bit version of him battles the therapy bear from earlier promo cli...
For the fourth year, KEXP is proud to sponsor the Macefield Music Festival, happening this weekend, Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd, throughout Ballard. As always, the line-up looks like a KEXP playlist, with this year's headliners including Zola Jesus, legendary UK art-rock ba...