Author Archives: Janice Headley

Monday Music News

Looks like the Christmas spirit has nabbed even tortured ol’ Trent Reznor! Late last week, he announced Nine Inch Nails will self-release a new EP on December 23 via the NIN website. Titled Not the Actual Events, a press release illuminates it’s a collaboration between Reznor and his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross. Reznor describes theRead more…

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Friday Music News

It’s the end of the year, alright, but I don’t know how fine you’re feeling. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe joined Stephen Colbert and actor James Franco for a spirited, updated rendition of the 1987 single “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” last night on CBS’ The Late ShowRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We often forget, but even Patti Smith — an icon who has inspired and influenced a generation — had her own musical idols in her youth, in this case, Bob Dylan. As you may have heard by now, Smith was invited to perform at the induction ceremony for Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Looks like new Spoon is on the way! The Austin-via-Portland-via-Who Knows band shared a mysterious image on social media that looks like a possible album cover. Adding to the mystery, Matador Records shared it as well. Viewers of the Showtime TV series Shameless were treated to a new song last Sunday; hear the track “IRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Well, it is the album that beat out Nevermind in Spin Magazine‘s Best Albums of 1991 list: Ben Gibbard has announced he’ll be covering Teenage Fanclub‘s Bandwagonesque in its entirety. “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” he said, via a press release. “It came along at a pivotal timeRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/12

Album releases are slowing down as we approach the holidays, but there are still some standouts to be found. Actor/writer/producer/comedian/musician Donald Glover returns for his third LP under the Childish Gambino alias, an album KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “easily his strongest musical set to date. Awaken, My Love! finds him taking a sharpRead more…

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Monday Music News

Despite a music career that’s lasted half a century, Iggy Pop is just now being nominated for a Golden Globe. Instead of honoring him for his persona-defying role as Nona’s Dad in The Adventures of Pete & Pete, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have given him and collaborator Danger Mouse a nod for the themeRead more…

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Friday Music News

Northwest artist Joey Casio has been identified in the aftermath of last weekend’s Oakland warehouse fire, one of the deadliest building fires in history with a total of 36 people killed. Joey (real name: Joseph Matlock) was scheduled to perform under his alias Obsidian Blade. Originally from Vancouver, Matlock moved to Olympia where he stayedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As we reported last month, Scottish siblings The Jesus & Mary Chain are releasing their first new album in eighteen years, Damage and Joy, out March 24th via ADA/Warner Music. (The album title is apparently “a reference to the English translation of schadenfreude.” Interpret that as you will!) Today we have the first track, “Amputation”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s been five years since she’s toured the States, but who knows how long it’s been since she’s been to Seattle? That all changes in 2017 as PJ Harvey embarks on a North American tour in support of The Hope Six Demolition Project. A press release states she’ll be joined by an impressive 10-piece band,Read more…

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