Author Archives: Justin Wilmore, KEXP

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photo by Hilary Harris Don’t miss local band Grand Archives on Craig Ferguson’s show this Wednesday, but make sure your Tivo is set to record Feist on Conan at the same time. And Stone Temple Pilots? That’s right! They’re back, and you’ll be able to see them at Bumbershoot later this year… or avoid them.Read more…

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KEXP’s Equalizer goes video

Every first Thursday of the month, the KEXP-sponsored Chicago showcase Equalizer puts on a show at Darkroom. Beginning in March, Equalizer has begun a video series to sum up each event, which you can check out on the KEXP Chicago Posse YouTube page. These slick videos include live footage and interviews. Here’s the video forRead more…

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New Nine Inch Nails: Discipline

Trent Reznor is on a roll. The new NIN “single” has been released and is available for FREE download. There is no word on what this is a single for, maybe not anything, but judging by Trent’s affinity for releasing records by surprise these days who really knows? Also, joining the re-mix game (and notRead more…

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NME Awards in L.A. Tonight!

Tonight brings the the annual British music ceremony onto U.S. soil for the first time. As the mods and rockers descend on El Rey Theatre they will be expecting performances by The Lemonheads, Carbon/Silicon, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, and a reunited-all original line of Jane’s Addiction, who are together just for the awards show.Read more…

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New Conor Oberst solo album

Self-titling records seems to be the current craze. Bright Eyes pen-man Conor Oberst is releasing a new solo album under his own name. It appears that it is albums’ title as well. This will be the first solo album since The Soundtrack To My Movie cassette from 1995. Merge Records is putting this one outRead more…

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Weezer introduce Roy (G and Biv are sooo passé)

The guys from Weezer have confirmed their new album will self-titled… again. (We assume it’ll be referred to as “The Red Album.”) They unveiled the tracklist and have made available the first single, “Pork & Beans,” up on their website. The physical single for P&B comes out on the April 24th, and “The Red Album”Read more…

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DVR Alert! Bands on talk shows this week (we’re staying in on Wednesday)

photo by Chad Syme Vampire Weekend follow their recent SNL performance with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. The question is: Will you be able to catch them and still switch over in time for Radiohead on Conan? Tough call! Monday 4/21 Grizzly Bear on Conan O’Brien (hopefully with mustaches again!) Tuesday 4/22Read more…

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New Eno/Byrne collaboration

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Monday Music News: Portishead live on Current TV, Jeremy Enigk + Damien Jurado, CSS minus bass player

Pleasant memories flooded my mind when I heard that Damien Jurado and Jeremy Enigk were going on a two-week tour together this year. The news brought me back to a show I went to when I was about seventeen. 764-Hero was still a two-piece band (and is still a hotline to report people who areRead more…

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Monday News: Radiohead, Lollapalooza ’08, Pitchfork TV + more Radiohead!

Sad news from Beirut: Zach Condon posted a letter explaining that he is canceling all his summer shows “to change some things, reinvent some others, and come back at some point with a fresh perspective and batch of songs”. You can read the whole letter on Beirut’s website. Fortunately for us here in Seattle, weRead more…

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