Author Archives: Janice Headley

Thursday Music News

The snowstorm that has hit the east coast has trapped both Interpol and their tourmates Hundred Waters in their bus. After 50+ hours stuck on the road, and two shows canceled, they started moving a little bit this Thursday morning, only to get stuck again in Buffalo. You can follow the band’s progress on Twitter,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

With the success of the recent Slowdive reunion and news that guitarist Andy Bell had been freed from his Beady Eye obligations, it’s no wonder shoegaze band Ride have announced they’ll be reuniting. Starting in May 2015, the band have scheduled some shows in Europe, including the Primavera Sound Festival and a headlining spot forRead more…

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Out This Week 11/18

Seattle’s own The Young Evils return with a new EP this week. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes it as “a strong set of dark, ‘80s-influenced pop-rock with buzzing guitars, energetic rhythms and noirish male/female harmonies.” Another highlight is the compilation While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records. The “venerable ChicagoRead more…

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Monday Music News

In some not-that-shocking news, lovable bad-boy Mac DeMarco was detained by police this past weekend at a UC Santa Barbara show. The mischievous musician had crowd-surfed during his set, eventually grabbing on to the venue’s low-hanging ceiling beams. He then climbed to the second floor of the building, and headed back down to the stage,Read more…

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Live Video: The Drums

Despite the recent years of turmoil that almost resulted in a break-up, the beat goes on for Brooklyn band The Drums. Now stripped down to founding members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, it’s been a three-year wait for their latest album, Encyclopedia, out now on Minor Records. As Pierce notes himself, “Good things take time.”Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this week, Pearl Jam guitarist extraordinaire Mike McCready performed the national anthem before a Seattle Sounders FC game. Watch his soaring take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” below, reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary version from 50 years ago. [Consequence of Sound]

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Conor Oberst stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a fantastic performance of “Zigzagging Toward the Light,” off his most recent release Upside Down Mountain. Check it out below. You can also watch his KEXP session here, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column! [Consequence of Sound]

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Out This Week 11/11

One of the bands with the best names around – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – have released their fifth album this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from this Australian group “an often-fiery blend of propulsive garage-punk and trippy psych-rock, combining fuzzy guitars, often-motorik rhythms and catchy song hooks.” TheRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sad news from local artist Star Anna: her beloved beagle buddy, Forest, was recently hit by a car and has sustained some injuries. Thankfully, he’s recovering nicely. If you’ve fallen in love with Forest like we have (read our pet profile on him here), please consider making a donation to help with his doctor’s billsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Swedish band Little Dragon share a video for the track “Underbart,” from their fourth and most recent release, Nabuma Rubberband. Directed by Grant Singer, the clip features a cameo appearance from a wigged-out Don Bolles of the legendary punk band The Germs. Check it out below, and check out the band’s KEXP in-studio session hereRead more…

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