Author Archives: JB Bonifacio

Movie Review: Girl Walk / All Day

Earlier this year, KEXP previewed the Seattle premiere of Girl Talk’s unofficial full length music video, All Day, set to his 2010 album of the same name.  Funded through donations on Kickstarter and of his own money, director Jacob Krupnick set out to shoot a dance video that, while viral in spirit, was different inRead more…

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Album Review: Fang Island – Major

There are usually two schools of thought when it comes to the issue of music consumption: do you want to turn your brain off or turn it on? The great thing about Major, the new album by Fang Island, from the Sargent House record label, is you don’t have to choose, as it does bothRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Ozomatli with The Torn ACLs @ Showbox at the Market 8/2

It says something about a band that they can open for a group like De La Soul… and steal the show.  For the better part of 15 years, L.A. based musicians Ozomatli have been taking showgoers around the world on a musical odyssey that spans the gamut from LA hip hop and Jamaican reggae, to salsa,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Indie rock/hip-hop duo Matt and Kim locked themselves in their home studio this past winter to watch an excessive amount of Game of Thrones / Downton Abbey.  Oh, and of course, to work on their upcoming fall release, Lightning, which, today, has just seen its first single, “Let’s Go,” released today on both Soundcloud and iTunes.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Mountain Goats and Dustin Wong at Columbia City Theater 6/23

Stephen Colbert loved them so that he personally invited the band to make their national television debut on the Colbert Report.  GQ remarked, “[Singer/Songrwriter] John Darnielle’s not just one of the greatest songwriters working today — he’s probably one of the greatest working writers.”  Fusing his love of trash metal with indie folk rock, DanielleRead more…

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Live Review: Wussy @ Barboza 6/15

Midway through their hour and fifteen minute set, Wussy co-frontman Chuck Cleaver messes up an intro, prompting co-frontman Lisa Walker to playfully rib his bandmate, “Well, it’s not like you wrote the song.” It was definitely a laugh-out-loud moment, and one that Cleaver took in stride;  that being said, it was but a mere hiccup in anRead more…

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Doe Bay Fest 5 Announcement Party tomorrow night

Earlier, KEXP spotlighted the music documentary Welcome to Doe Bay as part of our SIFF “Face The Music” series previews and now, we’re happy to report that this Wednesday, June 13th, KEXP DJ Hannah Levin is hosting the Doe Bay Fest 2012 Lineup Announcement Party at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard from 8pm to 1am.

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R.I.P. Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees

The world was saddened Sunday evening when Robin Gibb, co-founder of The Bee Gees, died at the age of 62 from his battle with cancer.  Details surrounding his death can be garnered here.  One of the most successful pop groups of all time, The Bee Gees single-handedly spread disco fever across radio, dance floors, andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Mick Jagger closed out his hosting duties for last Saturday’s season finale of SNL by performing a medley of Rolling Stones songs with Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Foo Fighters as his backing bands.  Somewhere out in musicland, the kitchen sink feels left out.  Videos of that performance can be found here. Radiohead’s Kid ARead more…

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Hood To Hood Ballard: The Maldives

It’s 4pm in Seattle and as more booths around the stage gets set-up, more and more families pile in to catch a glimpse of the next band to play during KEXP’s live Ballard Day broadcast for Hood to Hood 2012. In Seattle, The Maldives need no introduction.  They’ve been playing sold out shows in theRead more…

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