Author Archives: Nick Heinlein

Live Video: The War On Drugs

Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs has weathered the worst of storms: the departure of three band members at the end of 2008 dealt a blow to fans of the foursome’s Americana-influenced rock and roll. Frontman Adam Granduciel has led the band through thick and thin, culminating in the band’s second full-length LP for indie labelRead more...

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Live Video: The Stepkids

The three singer/songwriters that make up The Stepkids hail from Stones Throw Records, the label infamous for signing J Dilla, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, and James Pants. At first glance, they’re a band that doesn’t give the impression of blending in, until you realize that’s because they do the opposite: they stand out. Their unique blendRead more...

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Live Review: Baths @ Neptune Theatre, 12/9/11

Will Wiesenfeld’s music as Baths has always been intensely emotional, as shown by the many beat-centric hits that pervade his debut album Cerulean. After conquering both Chop Suey and the Capitol Hill Block Party, he decided to round out his breakout year with one final Seattle performance, this time at the Neptune Theatre with fellowRead more...

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Monday Music News

Each year, Yo La Tengo takes to Hoboken, New Jersey to perform a string of shows in celebration of the eight days of Hannukah. This year, the shows may be a bit less rocking than usual, as band member Ira Kaplan has mentioned he suffered a “pretty serious health scare” earlier this month, and willRead more...

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Song of the Day: Diamond Rugs - Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. This week we are featuring songsRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Those still on the fence with Radiohead‘s 2011 LP, The King of Limbs, will get the chance to listen to more tasty morsels with two new tracks from the band, “The Daily Mail” and “Staircase,” being released as a single on December 19th. The tracks can be previously heard on the band’s “From the Basement”Read more...

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Song of the Day: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - I Got High

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more...

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Preview: 2011 Seattle Folk Festival this weekend!

This weekend is highlighted by the 2011 Seattle Folk Festival, a three-day folk bonanza “inspired by the cold, misty winters of the Pacific Northwest,” presented by Hearth Music and taking place in Columbia City. This year’s lineup is a venerable who’s-who of Pacific Northwest folk, including Kevin Murphy of The Moondoggies, Bryan John Appleby, RileyRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

The Stone Roses sold 225,000 tickets within minutes of their announcement of an impending 2012 worldwide reunion tour, but apparently they couldn’t wait -- the band appeared on stage at The Ritz, in their home town Manchester for a benefit concert for the victims of Hillsborough. Video of the performance, the band’s first in 15Read more...

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Song of the Day: Small Black - Moon Killer

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the MiddayRead more...

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