Author Archives: Janice Headley

Wednesday Music News

That Father John Misty is always up to something. From fake rejected Pandora promos to rogue House of Cards lyrics, and now composing a car commercial jingle. Check out “Prius Commercial Demo 1″ below. Mr. Misty (or, y’know, “Josh Tillman”) hits all the crowd-pleasing elements, adding rousing Hey! Ho!s in there. Don’t you want toRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Gonna Blow (Well, Eventually): A Mount St. Helens Video Roundup

Just on the horizon, lurks Mount St. Helens, sitting 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland. It was on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM PT that it resulted in the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Will Mt. St. Helens erupt again? Scientists say yes,Read more…

Posted in KEXP, Video Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

KEXP Suggests: Under the Cherry Moon at the NW Film Forum 5/19

As the world continues to mourn the passing of Prince (like with DJ Kevin Cole’s incredible memorial show, streaming here), our friends at the Northwest Film Forum present their own tribute this Thursday, May 19th with a screening of the 1986 comedic caper Under the Cherry Moon. The film marked Prince’s directorial debut, starring himselfRead more…

Posted in KEXP, KEXP Suggests | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In Stores Now 5/16

Brooklyn band The So So Glos lead this week’s new release with their fifth full length. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the LP, “finds them bringing a bit more diverse and hook-filled sound to their anthemic garage-punk, with often-politically charged lyrics contrasting anxiety, political extremism and other modern problems with the power of musicRead more…

Posted in In Stores Now, KEXP | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Music News

At first I thought it was an piece in The Onion, but no, Seattle rapper Macklemore really did appear with President Barack Obama this past Saturday morning for the weekly White House Address. (Did you catch Obama’s sly “same love” pun?) And the topic is certainly no joke: the two addressed opioid addiction, calling onRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday Music News

We love when one of our favorite bands remixes another favorite band, and that’s just what we’ve got with the track below: hear Wye Oak‘s take on “Need A Friend,” a single from EL VY, the collaboration of Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls. Find the original versionRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday Music News

“That’s how it’s DONE!” — As Conan O’Brien recognized, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires brought a fantastic performance to Conan last night. Watch the 67-year-old showman perform “Ain’t It a Sin” off their latest Changes, and you’ll most likely agree. Keep up with all the late-night TV highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye, and tune inRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In Stores Now 5/9

New Radiohead! The idiosyncratic UK band sneakily released a new album online this past weekend. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “This British band’s ninth album is a transportive blend of brooding avant-pop, spacy prog-rock and psych-folk, with an intricately textured, tension-filled sound combining buzzing synths, atmospheric electric and acoustic guitars, reverberating piano, some gorgeousRead more…

Posted in In Stores Now, KEXP | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Music News

Electropop pixie Grimes delivers another eye-popping video from her most recent full-length, Art Angels, out now on 4AD. Watch the clip for “California” directed by Grimes herself and her brother, Mac. Watch out for cameo appearances from Purity Ring’s Megan James, HANA, Born Gold, model Eric Cheng, and Mac, too. [Consequence of Sound]

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live Review: Lush with The Young Evils at Showbox at the Market 4/20/16

Not New York City. Not Los Angeles. Lush’s first U.S. show in 20 years was right here in Seattle. The honor was not lost on the hundreds of fans who lined up early outside the venue to get closer to the stage, and who swarmed the merchandise table immediately upon entering The Showbox, like ravenousRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Live Reviews | Tagged , | 1 Comment
Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories