Today in Music: Arcade Fire, Shim, Ben Gibbard, Deerhoof, Busdriver, Tokyo Police Club, KEXP Winter Membership Drive!

There’s a lot floating around about the Arcade Fire performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, with posts from Brooklyn Vegan, Sixeyes, and Rock Sellout. Watch the footage of ‘Keep the Car Running’ and download both songs from their performance:

Arcade Fire – Intervention (SNL, 2/24/07) (MP3)
Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running (SNL, 2/24/07) (MP3)

  • All this week our Song of the Day podcast features exclusive live performances from some of the finest bands in the Seattle rock scene. Today’s featured song is from Shim, recorded live at KEXP on 12/9/06:

    Shim – Something to Hide (MP3)

  • Ben Gibbard announces a solo tour.
  • Here’s an awesome video of Deerhoof & Busdriver performing ‘Twin Killers’ as an encore at the Great American Music Hall show. Thanks to You Ain’t No Picasso for the post.
  • And the new video for ‘Cheer It On’ by Tokyo Police Club, courtesy of Stereogum.
  • Check out a ton of photos from some recent KEXP in-studio performances and sponsored events:
  • Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter – the Triple Door, 2/14/07 (photos)
    Sparklehorse – live at KEXP, 2/14/07 (photos)
    Duran Duran tribute at the Crocodile Cafe, 2/14/07 (photos)
    Gomez – live at the Triple Door, 2/15/07 (photos)
    Eleni Mandell - live at KEXP, 2/15/07 (photos)
    Grizzly Bear - live at KEXP, 2/16/07 (photos)
    Vomiting Unicorns & Karen Pernick – live at KEXP, 2/17/07 (photos)
    Horse Feathers & Dolorean – PDXplore, the Sunset, 2/23/07 (photos)

  • Finally, our 2007 Winter Membership Drive starts today at 6pm. Please consider supporting our member supported, listener powered station with a financial gift during the drive this week. Thanks everyone!
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