Author Archives: Ryan Bort

Live Review: Radiohead with Other Lives @ Key Arena 4/9

Radiohead playing at Key Arena on Monday night was probably the biggest single concert Seattle has hosted in years, at least as far as KEXP-inclined music listeners are concerned. Outside, there were a number of grossly long lines for various ticket claiming, redeeming, and purchasing (ha, no), and behind me in front of will callRead more...

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Song of the Day: Harriet - I Slept With All Your Mothers

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, 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 theRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amplifiers, passed away earlier today in his native England. Marshall’s impact on popular music is beyond quantifiable, as his amps have provided the backdrop for some of rock’s most legendary performances, and have been the preferred amplifier of some of the most influential artists to play electric music since MarshallRead more...

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Song of the Day: La Sera - Break My Heart

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, 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 theRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Veteran New York rockers The Walkmen have announced the release of their seventh full-length album. Following up their 2010 release, Lisbon, Heaven will hit shelves and e-shelves on June 5 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins) in Seattle. Here is the teaser:

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Song of the Day: Pond - Mystery

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, 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 theRead more...

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Song of the Day: White Rabbits - Heavy Metal

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, 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 theRead more...

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SXSW 2012, Day 3: You Won’t

Boston band You Won’t have a sense of humor. The cover of their forthcoming debut full-length album features a beat-up, heavily-bandaged mime, and their press photos might be better suited for an improv troupe (their video for their single “Three Car Garage” is also good for a laugh). Musically, the duo, which consists of guitarist/vocalistRead more...

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SXSW 2012, Day 3: The War On Drugs

Philadelphia band The War on Drugs was formed in 2005 by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile. Vile, of course, has pursued a successful solo career, but The War On Drugs have continued churning out soulful, road-weary Americana, led by Granduciel moaning vocals, a spot-on rhythm section, and delicate, organic guitar lines. 2011′s acclaimed Slave AmbientRead more...

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SXSW Review: NPR Showcase @ Stubb’s, 3/14

On Wednesday night, Austin’s famed Stubb’s BBQ played host to an amazing NPR SXSW showcase that featured Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon, the Alabama Shakes, and Andrew Bird. SXSW is the only place where so many talented, stylistically diverse artists can be found on the same billing, and a line of people hopingRead more...

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