Author Archives: Paul Austin

Interview with Andy Gill: Gang of Four does nothing that means nothing

If you listen to KEXP, you’ve heard Gang of Four. If by some chance you’ve missed out on hearing the real thing, you’ll still know the sound. The band’s sonic signature — the harsh stutter of Andy Gill’s guitar slicing up the rhythm section’s heavy grooves, topped with Jon King’s urgent vocal delivery — hasRead more…

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Afternoon Show fans! You are the spark in the KEXP fire pit!

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News Round-up: Stealth Links for Cubicles

Microsoft has unveiled its Joy Division Zune player. It’s, uh… hmm. Err… wow. The KEXP 2008 Summer Pledge Drive is on! Stealth readers in cubicles, show your cubicular love! Get on the horn at (206) 903-5397, keep your voice down when the boss strolls by, and make your pledge. You’ll be surprised at how goodRead more…

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Become a KEXP member… show your Midday Show love!

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News Round-Up: Stealth Links for Cubicles

The Shackeltons return to Seattle for Bumbershootphoto by Hilary Harris More acts have just been announced for the 38th annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Added to the three-day Seattle event on Labor Day Weekend are some very recognizable names to KEXP listeners: Minus the Bear, Battles, Sondre Lerche, The Whigs, Thao with The GetRead more…

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Music News: Stealth Links for Cubicles!

Hits Are For Squares, the new Sonic Youth best-of compilation, will be out June 9th. You’ll have to stop by Starbucks to get it though, because that’s where the band is making it exclusively available. NME has the full tracklist, along with a list of who picked each song. Want to find out what Beck’sRead more…

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Rimbaud (But I Like It)

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each volume focusing on a single album. This is the twelfth installment of one person’s quest to read all 57 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more…

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“We loved your giant rabbit; how about we score your film?”

We know KEXP fans love the Arcade Fire. And it’s a fair bet that those of you who are cinema buffs dug Donnie Darko. So it’s pretty snazzy news that Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s new film, The Box, will be scored by Win Butler and Co. Since a Donnie Darko sequel is being madeRead more…

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News Round-Up: Stealth Links for Cubicles

Sons & Daughters are among the bands to play Bumbershootphoto by Jim Bennet The lineup for the 38th Annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival has just grown a bit (and shrunk a little). Band of Horses, Sons & Daughters, and The Black Keys are among the bands newly announced. Ludacris, though, had to bow out.Read more…

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