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KEXP 50 Sound and Vision

KEXP 50: Revisiting the Early Days of KCMU for the Station's 50th Birthday

This week marks 50 years since the start of this station. KEXP’s Owen Murphy has more on the first year of what was then KCMU, a student run radio station at the University of Washington.


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Sound & Vision: Tyler, The Creator's Love Letter to Seattle

Ahead of Tyler, The Creator's performance at Climate Pledge Arena on April 8, Sound & Vision contributor Mia Imani reflects on the artist's connection to Seattle and how she connects with his music. Listen to or read the piece below.


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Spotify's Continuing Problems: Kevin Erickson of the Future of Music Coalition Speaks Out

Kevin Erickson, Director of the Future of Music Coalition, speaks to KEXP's Sound & Vision about some of the problems plaguing Spotify.


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A 1972 DJ Remembers The Year In Music When This Station Began 50 Years Ago

Emily Fox catches up with Leroy Skeers who goes by the name Leroy Henry on air. He DJed at KCMU from 1972-1975.


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Remembering Greg Tate

Larry Mizell Jr. and Riz Rollins pay tribute to the iconic writer and artist Greg Tate.


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Local Venues On The Return Of Live Music and COVID Safety

Seattle has become the first city in the nation to hit a 70% full vaccination rate for those ages 12 and over. KEXP's Emily Fox caught up with a few local venues to see what things will look like when live music returns.


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The History & Future of Seattle-Based Japanese Restaurant Bush Garden

Bush Garden is a Japanese restaurant that opened in Seattle’s Chinatown International District more than 60 years ago. The owner, Karen Sakata, and Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle spoke on Sound & Vision to talk about the history of the space and its future.


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From a Japanese Internment Camp to Broadway, Hollywood, and Activism: Nobuko Miyamoto Shares Her Story in Album

KEXP's Sound & Vision speaks to Nobuko Miyamoto, whose latest album, 120,000 Stories, was named after the approximate number of people who were sent to Japanese internment camps during World War II.


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Sound & Vision: The Future of Live Music After Delays in Federal Money for Venues

For KEXP’s Sound & Vision, Emily Fox spoke with Neumos co-owner Steven Severin on the state of local music venues and what comes next.


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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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