Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

Following a fantastic set at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toldeo) has announced a full-on North American tour in support of his latest, Teens of Denial. He swings back home with a Saturday, November 26th show at the Neptune Theatre. Toldeo also shares a Live EP he recorded for SpotifyRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 7/23 + 7/24

“I don’t think it’s a bad thing for The Melvins to be The Melvins,and mean what they mean. I think it’s a rare thing.” — Chris Cornell There’s a superhero element to the way The Melvins documentary is being promoted, from the poster (designed by Shepard Fairey) to the title of the film: The ColossusRead more…

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Thursday Music News

For the single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” Phantogram seem pretty pissed about not getting high anymore. Watch the New York duo tear apart a house in the desert in this clip directed by Grant Singer, and filmed at the Salton Sea, a drought-afflicted saline lake in Southern California. In an interview with FADER,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Are you going hungry… for Seattle grunge nostalgia? Supergroup Temple of the Dog (comprised of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and drummer Matt Cameron of both bands) are reuniting for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled (and only) LP. They’ll be reissuing that albumRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Big Pink – Hightimes

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Hightimes” by The BigRead more…

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In Stores Now 7/18

This week, New Jersey producer Clams Casino hits a jackpot with his first official album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a strong set of expansive hip hop and R&B with woozy soundscapes combining atmospheric synths, spacy ambient noise and trunk-rattling beats with an impressive guest lineup of rappers and singers ranging from A$APRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Trouble Boys w/ Author Bob Mehr + Peter Jesperson 7/20

We can’t hardly wait for this hootenanny of an event! If you will dare, join us in the KEXP Gathering Space on Wednesday, July 20th as we welcome Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys: the True Story of The Replacements, with special guest, Peter Jesperson, former Replacements manager and co-founder of Twin/Tone Records. With TroubleRead more…

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Monday Music News

As the music world reels from the news of Alan Vega’s passing, several fans have shared cover versions of Suicide songs online. Check out Win Butler of Arcade Fire‘s take on the 1979 single “Dream Baby Dream” below, shared under his DJ Windows 98 name, and MGMT‘s resurrection of Vega’s 1983 track “Goodbye Darling.” DevonRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: BITE of Seattle 7/15-7/17

This weekend, in our backyard of Seattle Center, it’s BITE of Seattle, a three-day food festival featuring over 50 local restaurants and over 30 food product companies. It’s free to attend, and fun to walk around and explore all the different styles of cuisine. And, there’s even a multi-course meal you can participate in forRead more…

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Leon Berman Shakes His Last Shack on KEXP

After 30 amazing years as KEXP’s in-house proctologist of rock n’ roll, DJ Leon Berman is stepping down as host of Shake the Shack on KEXP tonight, Friday, July 15th, and handing all surgical implements over to Cousin Mike, his faithful sidekick over many years. Since his days at KCMU, it’s truly been a wildRead more…

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