Author Archives: Nick Heinlein

Tuesday News Catchup

Conrad Murray, the doctor found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Michael Jackson, has been served the maximum sentence of four years in prison and a denial of probation. Prosecutors are also seeking restitution fees from Murray, paid to Jackson’s three children. As the Associated Press reports, Judge Michael Pastor said, “Dr. MurrayRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Rapture – In the Grace of Your Love

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. This Thanksgiving week, KEXP is extending a hearty “thanks” to all of the local bands who’veRead more…

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Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday Sale!

Every year, April’s Record Store Day swoops in on the indie community, creating a storm of great sales and special promotional items from all your favorite artists. The annual holiday has been a boon to the struggling music industry, raising awareness for the indie community and spiking sales even in these trying economic times. ButRead more…

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Live Review: Wild Flag @ Neumos 11/11/11

There’s no better venue to spend 11/11/11 than Neumos, whose sound system at full volume can rattle the walls and shake the floor. Of course, there was no shortage of rock-fueled ferocity for Wild Flag‘s set earlier this month, as the all-girl quartet has proved they can shred like masters before even taking the stage.Read more…

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Monday News Roundup

While peaceful sit-in protesters continue to be brutalized by police officers during the Occupy Wall Street protests, there’s been no shortage of support from the music industry. Live protest performances have been delivered by Jeff Mangum, Talib Kweli, Tom Morello, and Crosby Stills and Nash, and appearances have been made by everyone from Kanye WestRead more…

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Song of the Day: Shabazz Palaces – Free Press and Curl (Live at KEXP)

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. This Thanksgiving week, KEXP is extending a hearty “thanks” to all of the local bands who’veRead more…

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Live Video: The One AM Radio

The One AM Radio has been around since 1999, infecting indiegoers everywhere with their addictive chamber pop. Originally the brainchild of Hrishikesh Hirway, the band soon expanded to include Scott Leahy and Fontaine Cole. Together, the trio have had a successful run of records that’s culminated in this year’s Heaven Is Attached By A SlenderRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 11/15

As you probably know by now, Sonic Youth frontcouple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have called it quits. The future of the band remains uncertain, as Moore continues his solo tour, so if you’re looking to relive that live Sonic Youth experience, look no further than this pretty-good recording of what may become their finalRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

November 21st will see the release of Kate Bush‘s new album, 50 Words for Snow, her second release this year including Director’s Cut, wherein she reworked select songs from her back catalog. Now you can listen to 50 Words a whole week early, as the album’s streaming in its entirety over at NPR. Brian EnoRead more…

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Song of the Day: High Places – Dry Lake

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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