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Who Stole the Soul from Rock 'n Roll?

Martin Douglas digs for the Black roots of rock 'n roll music in this personal and historical essay.


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Features Black History Month

Who Stole the Soul from Rock 'n Roll?

Martin Douglas digs for the Black roots of rock 'n roll music in this personal and historical essay.


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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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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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Features Music Heals

Other People’s Sweat and Beer Soaked Shoes: What I Really Miss About Live Music

For Live Music Heals, KEXP's Dusty Henry reflects on the little moments of concerts that end up mattering the most.


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Features Music Heals

Other People’s Sweat and Beer Soaked Shoes: What I Really Miss About Live Music

For Live Music Heals, KEXP's Dusty Henry reflects on the little moments of concerts that end up mattering the most.


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Black History Month Interviews

The Cast and Crew of Bazzooka on Celebrating BIPOC Art and its Ability to Enact Change

Cast and crew of Danny Denial's new web series Bazzooka chat with KEXP about filmmaking during a global pandemic, the parallels between the fictional Seattle of the series and the one we’re living in today, and the power of art in enacting change.


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Black History Month Interviews

The Cast and Crew of Bazzooka on Celebrating BIPOC Art and its Ability to Enact Change

Cast and crew of Danny Denial's new web series Bazzooka chat with KEXP about filmmaking during a global pandemic, the parallels between the fictional Seattle of the series and the one we’re living in today, and the power of art in enacting change.


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From the Archives:

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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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