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The Sound & Vision podcast from KEXP features interviews, panels, reporting and commentary that digs into the stories behind the music, with in-depth discussion of the most important issues facing music and arts communities. New episodes are published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with bonus features throughout the week. Sound & Vision is hosted by Emily Fox and John Richards.

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The Sound & Vision podcast from KEXP features interviews, panels, reporting and commentary that digs into the stories behind the music, with in-depth discussion of the most important issues facing music and arts communities. New episodes are published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with bonus features throughout the week. Sound & Vision is hosted by Emily Fox and John Richards.

    Musicians Respond to Racism Against Asian Americans

    Musicians Respond to Racism Against Asian Americans

    Reports of violence against Asian Americans have increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic, by nearly 150 percent in 2020 compared to the year before. Then 2021 saw a mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian Americans. The rise in media coverage about racism towards Asian American communities has ignited a conversation about how we, as a country, view Asian Americans.

    Grace Madigan reports on how Asian American musicians have been impacted and responded through their music.

    Resources:
    https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/
    https://18millionrising.org/
    https://stopaapihate.org/

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    [Unedited] Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Hip Hop History

    [Unedited] Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Hip Hop History

    'Can’t Stop Won’t Stop' was a book first published in 2005 by Jeff Chang that chronicled the early hip hop scene. It has now been rereleased with updates and a focus on a young adult audience with writing contributions by DJ, historian and professor Davey D Cook. KEXP’s Gabriel Teodros caught up with Davey D and Jeff Chang about the new edition and the power of hip hop.  

    “This is the hidden history of America,” Chang says. “Hip hop has that sort of hidden transcript of what really went on, what didn’t end up on the front page.”  

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    Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Hip Hop History

    Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Hip Hop History

    'Can’t Stop Won’t Stop' was a book first published in 2005 by Jeff Chang that chronicled the early hip hop scene. It has now been rereleased with updates and a focus on a young adult audience with writing contributions by DJ, historian and professor Davey D Cook. KEXP’s Gabriel Teodros caught up with Davey D and Jeff Chang about the new edition and the power of hip hop.  

    “This is the hidden history of America,” Chang says. “Hip hop has that sort of hidden transcript of what really went on, what didn’t end up on the front page.”  

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    Seattle’s Long Lost Punk Record

    Seattle’s Long Lost Punk Record

    Before Seattle's Duff McKagan went on to become the bassist for Guns N’ Roses and before Seattle’s Mother Love Bone started influencing the city’s grunge sound, there was The Living. It was an early 80’s Seattle punk band made up of a teenage Duff McKagan on guitar, Greg Gilmore (of Mother Love Bone) on drums, Todd Fleischman on bass, and John Conte as the band’s frontman.

    Seattle’s Loosegroove Records, which is co-run by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, has just released The Living’s album, titled ‘1982,' for the very first time. “It’s Seattle hardcore, pre-grunge [...] it really showcases who the real king of grunge is and I think it might be Duff and Greg and Todd and John,” Gossard says.

    For this episode, drummer Greg Gilmore talks about the themes on the record and how it's finally seeing the light of day.

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    London Grammar Reacts to Industry Misogyny in New Album

    London Grammar Reacts to Industry Misogyny in New Album

    London Grammar frontwoman Hannah Reid talks about how misogyny in the music industry inspired her band’s latest album, 'Californian Soil.'

    “I just encountered a lot of what I would call daily sexist assumptions and microaggressions,” Reid says. 

    She also talks about nearly giving up on music, how burnout led to her developing fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and pain all over the body, and how she manages it as a performer.

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    Tune-Yards on Appropriation vs. Inspiration

    Tune-Yards on Appropriation vs. Inspiration

    When Tune-Yards first hit the scene with their 2009 album, 'Bird-brains,' you could hear that some songs pulled sounds, melodies and rhythms from African music traditions. Their 2018 album, ‘I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life,’ was written after frontwoman Merill Garbus took a six-month workshop on race. You can hear the effects of that workshop on the track, “Colonizer.”

    With all that in mind, for Live on KEXP At Home, Larry Mizell Jr. chatted with Garbus about the work she’s done on race, on appropriation vs. inspiration and Tune-Yards' most recent album, released March 26th, called 'Sketchy.' 

    Watch the full session on KEXP's YouTube channel. 

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

rockymsmith ,

it’s like This American Life + KEXP made a love child!

Love the storytelling coming out of KEXP! ❤️

markmark206 ,

I 💚 KEXP. The new hip-hop series is amazing.

I am lucky to have KEXP on actual radio, so when I heard the hip hop segment (Saturday morning?), I wanted to hear it again, so here I am. It’s amazing how the history of music of my city gives depth to what now often looks like flatlands of gentrification.

Kuskokwim kiter ,

Deep

Dive in to find out the background, details, the how from the soundmakers. I have learned more from this podcast about music, political issues, and different points of view than i have heard anywhere else. Helps me see from someone else’s point, I will keep listening

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