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Monday Music News: Pela singer hurts hand + rock and roll hook-ups

photo from Myspace Bad news for Pela: During last Saturday night’s show in Chicago, singer Billy McCarthy fell off stage during the “triumphant finale” at Shuba’s. Landing on a stray pint glass, he lacerated his hand and severed some some tendons in his left pinkie–the most underestimated finger necessary for rocking those sweet Pela jams.Read more…

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Music News: Thursday’s Things You Should Know About. Really.

At first it was hushed whispers among music industry insiders and State Park Rangers. Soon those whispers turned to rampant rumors, but finally — a confirmation! The 2008 Sasquatch Music Festival will be certified carbon neutral! Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas (shudder) and is one of the major causes of global warming and climateRead more…

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Monday News: Portishead: Third, Bat For The Lashes, R(.I.P)esonance Magazine

With all the new records coming out soon or just being announced, KEXP does its best to keep you informed: From Spacelab we have a track list from the new Spiritualized, Songs in A&E, their first since 2003’s Amazing Grace. SIA&E is due May 19th in the U.K., but no release date has been givenRead more…

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Monday News: The Festivals! The Grammys!

We start off the week with news from upcoming festivals. Stereogum announces the Bonnaroo lineup, puzzlingly at first, but then gives us the real details. A few of t he many names that will entice KEXP listeners to make the journey: Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Kanye West, Death Cab For Cutie, M.I.A., Sharon JonesRead more…

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Music News: Thursday’s Things You Should Know About. Really.

Nada Surf live in-studio 1/30/08photo by Christopher Nelson

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Monday’s Music News: Now in bite-size chunks, for covert reading at work!

Seattle folk — if you don’t have plans for tomorrow, now you do! Jim Walsh is in town to read from his new book, The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting, an Oral History at Borders Books (downtown, on 4th) on Tuesday. If you can sneak out of work at lunchtime, Jim reads at 12:30Read more…

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It’s Theme Time Again: Your Weekly News Roundup

by Ben Guerechit About a month back, we found it appropriate to put together the music news roundup in a themed form. This week’s headlines seem to beg the same fate. With that, let’s cut to the chase and get down to it. LOCAL NEWS Beginning with the local news that seemed to weigh heaviestRead more…

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Weekly news roundup: It’s about that time…

photo by yorkd Welcome to Tuesday, ya’ll. It’s roundup time again. Peel your eyes away from the New Hampshire Primary and sit back for some catch up on all the best music news brought to you by your most favorite radio station, KEXP. The biggest news item circling the web in the last few daysRead more…

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My Bloody Valentine reunites, announces new release and tour dates

The improbable has happened: Kevin Shields, the erstwhile frontman for My Bloody Valentine, has announced the band has regrouped and is readying a release for before the end of the year. In a multi-part interview at Soft Focus, Shields confirms the reunion speculation that diehard fans have been talking about for months. Says he: WeRead more…

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Weekend Headlines 11/12: Kanye’s Mom, Radiohead webcast, Sufjan giveaway

First of all, we send our condolences to Kanye West at the loss of his mother, Dr. Donda West, who died on Saturday night in Los Angeles from what her publicist tells CNN was a “cosmetic procedure.” To say that Dr. West was a formative influence on Kanye’s career would be an understatement — afterRead more…

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