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KXT Presents Allen Stone – Enter to win tickets

Win a pair of tickets to the concert on September 30 at Granada Theater

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KXT Live Sessions


Sarah Jaffe

Celebrate the release of Sarah Jaffe’s brand new album Don’t Disconnect with a trio of mesmerizing in-studio performances filmed right here in the KXT studio.


G. Love

Brushfire artist G. Love brought his stripped-down grooves to the KXT studio for a chat with Joe Kozera and a performance of two tracks from his new album, Sugar.

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KXT 91.7 Concerts

NPR Music

Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

"It's about us breaking up as a couple and also about changing weather," Phil Elverum says of "I Want Wind To Blow," the opener from The Microphones' 2001 album, The Glow Pt. 2.

YAWN, 'Flytrap'

YAWN's off-kilter new video for the song "Flytrap" is plagued (intentionally) by mistimed cues, faulty gear and more. It's a strange and trippy scene scored perfectly by the band's woozy guitar riff.

As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

Viking's Choice: Beach Slang, 'Dirty Cigarettes'

Sure, Beach Slang's got a Goo Goo Dolls thing going on. But the shimmering "Dirty Cigarettes" feels lived-in, even ugly, by comparison.