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R.I.P. Sinéad O'Connor

Irish songwriter Sinéad O'Connor has passed away, according to a report by the Irish Times. No cause of death has been revealed at the time of publishing. She was 56.

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R.I.P. Tina Turner

Iconic songwriter and performer Tina Turner has passed away following a longterm illness. She was 83.

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Record Store Day

Kevin Cole's Guide to Record Store Day 2023

DJ Kevin Cole shares his picks and tips for 2023 Record Store Day.

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Interviews Local Music KEXP Suggests

David Bazan and More Local Musicians Gather for Low Tribute Night: A Benefit For the Family of Mimi Parker 4/4

On Tuesday, April 4th, local musicians will cover the songs of Low, in tribute to their drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker. We spoke with event organizers Josh Golden and Claire Tucker, as well as headliner David Bazan.

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Three Reasons to Make the Expedition to Everett for Fisherman’s Music Festival

KEXP provides three very big reasons to head to Everett for Fisherman's Village Music Festival this weekend May 19-21st

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R.I.P. Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins

The band was currently on tour in South America. Hawkins was 50.

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KEXP Premiere

Introducing Hello Mary, Your Favorite Band’s Favorite New Band

Harnessing elements of shoegaze, indie, and alt-rock, the Brooklyn trio’s dense soundscapes nod to the ‘90s while simultaneously embracing distinct modernism.

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R.I.P. Mark Lanegan

The Seattle icon died this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland.

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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.