Author Archives: Janice Headley

SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Oh, You Pretty Things!

Oh, You Pretty Things!: A David Bowie and Glam Rock Dance Party (240 minutes) Festival date: Friday, May 27th at 9:00 PM – Neptune Theatre, 21+ Not so much a film screening, but still part of the SIFF Face the Music Series: on Friday, May 27th, SIFF presents Oh, You Pretty Things!: A David BowieRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a few years since we last heard from The Strokes, but today they triumphantly return with not one, not two, but three new tracks! All of ‘em will appear on their upcoming EP Future Present Past, out June 3rd via Cult Records. Check out the singles “OBLIVIUS,” “The Threat Of Joy,” and “DragRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If his KEXP in-studio session didn’t creep you out enough, Ty Segall has just released a clip for the track “Candy Sam” off his Drag City Records release, Emotional Mugger. Watch as a woman rocks out in his now-iconic baby mask spliced with eerie filtered footage of babies. #Shudder [Spin]

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KEXP Suggests: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie at Benaroya Hall 5/26

On Wednesday, May 25th, KEXP will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs with a day full of exclusive interviews, special programming on The Roadhouse on KEXP, and a live streaming video session with Bill Frisell, Gerald Collier, and John Doe. The following evening, Thursday, May 26th, Frisell, Collier, and Doe willRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (Directed by Morgan Neville, USA, 2015, 96 minutes) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 28th at 3:30 PM – Shoreline Community College Theater Sunday, May 29th at 7:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown “We don’t speak perfect English, or perfect Chinese, or perfect Persian, but weRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Contemporary Color

Contemporary Color (Directed by Bill & Turner Ross, USA, 2016, 96 minutes) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 26th at 9:00 PM – Majestic Bay Cinema Saturday, May 28th at 8:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Monday, May 30th at 1:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian I don’t know about you, but when I was in highRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/23

The Dead have come back to life with Day of the Dead. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “This mammoth 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead was put together and produced by The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner as a benefit for the Red Hot organization and theirRead more…

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Monday Music News

From a KEXP Song of the Day in 2013 to a Grammy nomination and Saturday Night Live in 2016 — it’s been fantastic watching the rise of our beloved Courtney Barnett! Over the weekend, the Aussie superstar made her first live TV appearance in the U.S. with “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go toRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey

Concerto – A Beethoven Journey (Directed by Phil Grabsky, UK, 2015, 92 minutes) Festival screenings: Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, May 25th at 4:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Have you ever loved a band so much, you couldn’t stop playing their music? Maybe it’s the same song overRead more…

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Live Video: Frightened Rabbit

“You don’t need to do that same ol’ shtick.” That’s apparently what Aaron Dessner of The National told Scott Hutchison, founder and frontman of UK group Frightened Rabbit. Since their 2003 debut album, the Scottish group have become known for their anthemic guitar-based songs, punctuated with lyrics of heartache and loneliness. With their latest release,Read more…

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