Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

In sad news, drummer Scott Asheton, a.k.a. “Rock Action” Asheton, of The Stooges passed away over the weekend at the age of 64. Along with his brother, guitarist Ron Asheton, he helped form the influential punk band in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967. In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, frontman Iggy Pop said:Read more...

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Live Video: Quilt

Interweaving a patchwork of influences, from ’60s psych to outsider folk, Boston band Quilt blanketed the KEXP studios with songs from their latest album, Held in Splendor, out now on Mexican Summer. Stitched together with their unique three-part-harmonies, the ambitious young band explained to DJ Cheryl Waters that they wove in piano, cello, violin, singingRead more...

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Live Review: Real Estate at Neumos 3/6/14

Sorry not sorry: I’ll confess outright to being a huge Real Estate fan. Their previous album, Days, easily cinched the number one spot on my Top Albums of 2011 list. So, understandably, I’ve been excited for the follow-up, Atlas, which came out earlier this year on Domino Records, and the resulting tour. Here’s how theRead more...

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Live Video: Cibo Matto

It’s been over a decade since New York darlings Cibo Matto mixed up their unique batch of hip-hop-infused cocktail-pop. What have they been up to since their 1999 album, Stereo ★ Type A? With downcast eyes and a wink, vocalist Miho Hatori confessed to KEXP, “Well, we were in jail.” Bandmate Yuka Honda quickly pickedRead more...

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Thursday Music News

I hope he washed his hands: Beloved local rapper Macklemore shared some advice on Instagram last night for his male fans. Watch his toilet seat public service announcement below: [Buzzfeed]

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Wednesday Music News

Album, schmalbum. Modest Mouse fans have been waiting for news on a follow-up to the band’s 2007 breakout, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and instead the humble rodents have announced a cross-country tour! Sure, why not. Chances are, attendees will hear some new material in the set list; the band debuted threeRead more...

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Live Video: Mas Ysa

From the dance clubs of São Paulo to the Kent Avenue scene in Brooklyn, Montreal-native Thomas Arsenault, a.k.a. Mas Ysa, has found inspiration across the globe to create his rich, beat-driven songs. After discovering techno while in high school in Brazil, Arsenault went on to study Modern Composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. YouRead more...

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Out This Week 3/11

KEXP DJs have had nothing but soaring praise for the latest from British band Elbow, titled The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Music Director Don Yates notes their sixth album “continues in the vein of 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! with a subdued, downbeat set of atmospheric prog-pop featuring mostly lengthy, slow-burning songs thatRead more...

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Live Video: Real Estate

A lot has been said of how the latest album from Jersey quintet Real Estate is “their most mature to date,” but when the boys showed up to their in-studio session carrying a large framed poster of Bob Marley, and then began sound-checking with Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” it was apparent they’re the sameRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’ve already shared a couple of new tracks from the upcoming solo release from Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew, but now you can stream the whole darn thing, thanks to NPR Music. Drew’s album, Darlings, hits stores on March 18th on Arts & Crafts. [NPR Music]

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