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Desert Collage: Tacoma's J.R.C.G. on Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ajo Sunshine, and the Intergenerational DIY Spirit

Ahead of a performance alongside a screening of 'El Topo,' Justin Gallego talks about his latest solo album and the intersection of music and visual art.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Lychee

NYC-based DJ and event organizer Lychee delivers a hypnotic guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that swims through cerebral underground techno and adventurous dancefloor rhythms.


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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 1976 – The Modern Lovers - "Pablo Picasso"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, Martin writes about Jonathan Richman's undying l…


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (09/26)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Yaya Bey

Brooklyn-based artist Yaya Bey showcases her love of soulful, eclectic, and timeless R&B music on her hypnotic guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.


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Interviews Sound and Vision

“Grief is Love With Nowhere to Go”: Rocky Votolato Finds Healing Amidst Tragedy on Wild Roots

The Seattle songwriter pens songs for his family and grieves the loss of his child on his latest album.


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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 1995 - Raekwon - "Incarcerated Scarfaces"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week as we celebrate 1995, Martin Douglas writes about…


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (09/19)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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Features KEXP 50

2008: The Year the Garage Broke

In 2008, a new generation of garage rock bands exploded from the Bay Area. Nearly 15 years later, their influence is still felt. Martin Douglas explores.


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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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