Author Archives: Janice Headley

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…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

The Prince cover tributes keep coming; the latest is a surprisingly poignant performance of “It’s Gonna Be Lonely” from Mac DeMarco. DeMarco wrote on Instagram, “We lost a true hero of mine the other day. Although it’s sad, I’m sure he’s ripping a hot solo right now in the next dimension. RIP.” Even with hisRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/2

It’s true: KEXP is playing the new Beyoncé. Don’t be too surprised, though — KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a powerful set of expansive R&B blended with hip hop, electro-pop, reggae, blues-rock, gospel, New Orleans brass band music and more, combining a dark, decidedly non-glossy sound with her versatile, soulful vocals andRead more…

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Monday Music News

So, last night, Radiohead mysteriously disappeared from the internet… Their website is blank, and their Facebook fan page is an empty page with no avatar or banner. Over on Twitter, the main Radiohead account now reads “@radiohead hasn’t tweeted yet,” and frontman Thom Yorke’s personal account has been obliterated, too. (It’s business as usual forRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Luminescent electronic lady Julianna Barwick shares her new album, Will, next Friday, May 6th via Dead Oceans, but you can stream it now in its entirety via NPR Music. The latest from this Brooklyn-based songstress features guest appearances from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos, and percussionist Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly). ViaRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Who doesn’t want to learn how to play guitar like Bob Mould? The veteran musician has certainly honed his chops over the last 40 years with previous projects Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he broke down his technique. Watch below. He and his fantastic band alsoRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/25

This week, you can pick up the latest from the self-described “best punk band in Toronto,” The Greys. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it a “more expansive, dynamic and melodic take on the band’s anthemic posthardcore sound, with consistently strong songs exploring themes of identity, racism, depression and other weighty subjects.” Reunited UK bandRead more…

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Monday Music News

From Rihanna to Springsteen to LCD Soundsystem to Smashing Pumpkins to — well, you get the idea — everyone paid tribute to music legend Prince over the weekend. One of the more poignant performances came from fellow Minneapolis musician Bob Mould, who took the stage with reunited Twin Cities punks Suicide Commandos at the legendaryRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As if today isn’t heartbreaking enough with the death of Prince, but the news also reports that Richard Lyons, founding member of Negativland, passed away earlier this week from complications due to a nodular melanoma. He had just turned 57 years old the day before. Lyons, better known to fans as “Pastor Dick,” had beenRead more…

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