Author Archives: Owen Murphy

KEXP Exclusive Interview: Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols

For many of us who grew up in the punk era, the sound of the Sex Pistols — that power, energy, propelled by a sneer — was life-changing. For me, it was those guitar chords. That sound — copied over and over by legions of guitarists since — changed my life on a cold, sunnyRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Sub Pop CEO Megan Jasper on The Grunge Hoax of Greatness

On this day in 1992, the number-one hit song in the U.S. was “How Do You Talk to an Angel” by The Heights. The Jacksons: An American Dream, which chronicled the rise to fame of the Jacksons, premiered on ABC and movies like A River Runs Through It, Glengarry Glen Ross, and the Steven SeagalRead more…

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Live Review: U2 at CenturyLink Field 5/14

Amidst massive popularity, U2 has always been a misunderstood band. From theatrical bombast to musical pivots, the band has often followed its own muse as opposed to succumbing to critical constraints, but their artistry may get lost amidst the theatrics. Even now, one may wonder why 30-years later, a band that does not want toRead more…

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