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Thursday News Threads

White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights [of which the trailer is above] is being hailed as one of the best rock documentaries in the history of the genre. It follows Jack and Meg White’s 2007 Canadian tour where the band played remote towns and provinces, while finding time at each tour stop to makeRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

The 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup has been announced and features a million bands you probably want to see, including KEXP artists Pavement, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, The National, Passion Pit, Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, The Hold Steady, The xx, Dirty Projectors, The Long Winters, The Mountain Goats, Brother Ali, Mayer Hawthorne, Why?,Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

It has been revealed that Jay Reatard died a couple weeks ago of “cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death.” Stay away from the cocaine/alcohol combo, kids.

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ‘cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more...

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Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle has died at age 63 after a battle with clear cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Rufus Wainwright, her son with musician Loudon Wainwright wrote on his website, “There is never enough time and she, my amazing mother with whom everyone fell in love, went out there and bloodyRead more...

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We at KEXP are sad to inform you of two recent deaths. Indie rock songwriter Jay Reatard passed away yesterday morning at the age of only twenty-nine. His most recent release was critically acclaimed and is frequently played here at the station. R.I.P.

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Legendary soul producer Willie Mitchell died Tuesday at 81. The Memphis-based producer, best known for working with Al Green in the 70′s and with Ann Peebles on her hit “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” succumbed to a heart attack. Read more here.

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Yesterday morning, Wednesday, December 30th, the world lost another important musician. This time it was Rowland S. Howard, best known as the guitarist for post-punk band The Birthday Party alongside Nick Cave. He died of liver cancer at only 50 years old. Howard is also known for fronting These Immortal Souls in the late 80′s/earlyRead more...

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Everybody loved that Animal Collective album this year. Including Sondre Lerche who called the song “Bluish,” off that album, his “favorite song of the year.” As a result of this love, you can download a faithful but scaled back cover of the song below, courtesy of Stereogum. Sondre Lerche - Bluish (Animal Collective cover) (MP3)

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We’re sorry to report that Chris Feinstein, bassist and vocalist for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, has passed away. Apparently, the 42-year-old was found at home in Manhattan. The cause of death is still unreleased. Beyond the Cardinals, Feinstein has worked with Moby, Santigold, Albert Hammond Jr., and many others.

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