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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering the Hustle 18: Radio

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering the Hustle: a panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll...


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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering the Hustle 17: Self-Management vs. Representation

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering the Hustle: a panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Portland Power Pop Phenom Mo Troper Tries Out Some “Springsteen Shit” With New Single “Potential”

Moving briskly and coming in at just under a minute-and-a-half run-time, Troper infiltrates your psyche a song that feels like one giant hook.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Gaijin Blues

Polish production duo Gaijin Blues showcase their love of kaleidoscopic grooves, psychedelic rhythms, and video-game soundtracks on their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.


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KEXP Premiere

Exclusive Album Stream: Mr. Elevator Steps Into the Dark on Goodbye, Blue Sky

Exclusively stream Oh Sees keyboardist Tomas Dolas' third Mr. Elevator record Goodbye, Blue Sky via KEXP before it drops on January 17th


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Sound and Vision

Sound & Vision: Why Are You Experienced is the Best Album from the Northwest

KEXP's Marco Collins talks to music critic Charles Cross for a new series called "Northwest Classics."


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (1/13)

Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Stormzy, Georgia, Underworld, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Odd Nosdam

Innovative experimental hip-hop producer Odd Nosdam delivers a head-spinning guest DJ mix that stitches together 30+ tracks from legendary producers, emerging underground acts, and a few of his own tracks.


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Music News

R.I.P. Neil Peart of Rush

The legendary drummer and lyricist passed away earlier. He was 67.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: The Rare Forms Live Up to Their Name on Their Self-Titled Debut

The Seattle/Tacoma/Portland band's first full-length is a cauldron pot of love, sex, death, and distorted guitars. Martin Douglas investigates.


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