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50 Years of Music: Looking Back at TLC's 1994 Classic CrazySexyCool

Sound & Vision's Rachel Stevens looks back at the group's landmark sophomore album and reflects on her childhood memories.


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Sound & Vision: Breaking Down Beyoncé's Renaissance, Her Dance Influences, and the Importance of Collaboration

Sound & Vision Senior Producer Rachel Stevens talks about the buzz behind “Renaissance” with fellow fans from the B Hive: KEXP Afternoon Show Host Larry Mizell Jr., Stas Thee Boss, and KUOW Arts and Culture Reporter Mike Davis.


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Sound & Vision: Freddie Gibbs Stars in Down With the King

KEXP writer and editor Dusty Henry joins Sound & Vision correspondent Martin Douglas in a conversation about the acclaimed rapper's foray into acting.


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Emily Nokes of Tacocat Reacts to Roe v. Wade's Reversal

The official US Supreme Court ruling came down last Friday striking down Roe v Wade. That decision now eliminates the constitutional right to an abortion


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Conscious Creations: Examining the Sonics of Black Spirituality

Sound & Vision contributor Mia Imani reflects on Black Spirituality in music across generations, from Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane to Flying Lotus and Solange.


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Masks Off: Musicians Reflect on Touring in a Post-Mandate World

It’s been almost two months since Washington State lifted it’s COVID mask mandate. Hospitalizations are down to the low we saw last summer before the Delta variant peak. Bands are starting to tour again but not without risk. We caught up with three musicians who shared their stories of touring afte…


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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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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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