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Upstream Music Fest + Summit Live Reviews

Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2018: Day One Recap

Featuring sets from Miguel, Little Dragon, Kyle Craft, Grace Love, Colleen Green, Mirah, and more.


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Upstream Music Fest + Summit Live Reviews

Upstream 2018: Maps & Atlases at Little London Plane (6/1)

The Barsuk band marks the release of their latest album Lightlessness Is Nothing New with a live performance during KEXP's live broadcast from Upstream Music Fest + Summit at Little London Plane.


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Live Reviews

Live Review: David Byrne at The Paramount Theater 5/24

David Byrne and stellar 12-piece band offer strong mixture of political commentary, Talking Heads favorites at The Paramount Theater.


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Live Reviews

Live Review: Iceage and Jenny Hval 5/10

Iceage and Jenny Hval perform at Nordic Heritage Center, May 10, 2018.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/25)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from ThunderpussyFatoumata Diawara, A$AP Rocky, and more.


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Local Artist Spotlight Local Music Album Reviews

Local Artist Spotlight: Whitney Ballen

The Issaquah singer/songwriter vacillates between squall and sparsity in her detailed and heartbreaking work. Ahead of her Upstream Music Fest performance on Sunday, June 3rd, we take a look at singular and emotive work.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/18)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates and DJ Alex Ruder share brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Parquet CourtsCourtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, and more.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Mating Surfaces and the Fractured Post-Punk of Lithics

On their new album, the Portland band breaks their signature post-punk with a hammer and glues it back together with dissonance.


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Album Reviews

Album Review: Beach House Return With Immersive and Hypnotic Seventh Album

Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand are seven albums into their career making music under Beach House. That, alone, could be considered a feat, but to do so with barely a misstep or negative review proves that Scally and Legrand are masters of their craft. 7 is the lush new album from the duo, out t...


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/11)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Beach HouseWussy, Bombino, and more.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/4)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from IceageDJ Koze, Damien Jurado, and more.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Damien Jurado Tries to Make His Way Through the World on The Horizon Just Laughed

After over a dozen full-length albums, Damien Jurado is still crafting impeccably written songs about both small and vast spaces and the people who occupy them. Listen to The Horizon Just Laughed in its entirety tomorrow at 8:30am on the Morning Show with John Richards.


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