Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong: KEXP’s Radiohead Covers Roundup

photo by Dave Lichterman

It’s no surprise that Radiohead‘s Saturday show at Key Arena is sold out; the band have amassed a rabid fan base since forming in Abingdon, Oxfordshire back in 1985. And, it’s no surprise that this roundup of Radiohead covers goes on and on; many of our favorite artists cite Radiohead as one of their faves. Radiohead’s durable songwriting¬†appears to work in all styles, so there’s something for everyone. And I mean everyone. Take your pick between bluegrass¬†(Punch Brothers), classical (Vitamin String Quartet), or even a little bit of Dilla swing (Mr. Daywalker). If you’re feeling a little less adventurous, there are also a few stripped-down versions (Regina Spektor, Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams)¬†that bring out the anxious beauty of Thom Yorke’s occasionally indiscernible lyrics (a challenge for even the most die-hard fans). That should be more than enough spoilers though. You know where to find the play buttons.

In celebration of the Radiohead concert at Key Arena, this Saturday, April 8th 10 Barrel Brewing and KEXP will be hosting a pre-funk party with a mini beer garden in the Courtyard next to KEXP and Key Arena. 10 Barrel Brewing will be sampling beer and DJ Morgan will be playing Radiohead-inspired music during this free and open-to-the-public event.









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