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Thursday Music News

Dan Deacon and Death Cab for Cutie — they’re like pineapple and bacon on pizza. You wouldn’t think their opposite tastes work, but then you hear Deacon’s remix of the single “Black Sun,” and you want another slice. Check it out below. The original version of the track can be found on Death Cab’s seventhRead more…

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Live Video: The Helio Sequence

When a band self-titles an album midway through their career, it’s usually for one of two reasons: they’ve either run out of ideas or they’ve taken a significantly new tact. For Portland duo The Helio Sequence, the reason is obvious. Rather than mull over songs in their usual slow-going and contemplative process, they took inspirationRead more…

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Review Revue: Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen

If you had told the DJs at KCMU 25-plus years ago, as they listened to the debut album by the New Jersey rapper known as Queen Latifah, that in 2015 her name would the second thing suggested by Google when you type in “Queen” (just under “Queen Elizabeth”), they would have said “what’s Google?” ButRead more…

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Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hop Along – Waitress

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Waitress” by Hop AlongRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: 808

808 United Kingdom | 2015 | 107 minutes | Alexander Dunn May 23 | 9:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown May 25 | 1:00PM | Neptune Theatre Distortion. The beats of the world-converting, endlessly genre-inventing, generation-banging Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer were never, ever meant to duplicate those of real drummers. The voice of their sounds wasRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

KEXP Song of the Day alumni “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” by The Mountain Goats receives the music video treatment today. The clip features none other than wrestling legend Chavo Guerrero himself alongside the band and actor Rob Corddry. Watch below. The Mountain Goats are playing a sold out show on Friday, May 29th atRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov (Directed by Hajooj Kuka, Sudan, 2014) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ director in attendance at both screenings ] Despite being a film about music, Beats of the Antonov opens withRead more…

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Song of the Day: Warm Soda – Cryin For A Love

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole is “Cryin For A Love”Read more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | John Pirozzi May 23 | 2:15PM | Renton IKEA Performing Arts Festival June 2 | 3:15PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown June 3 | 3:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown A stunningly told and peerlessly edited documentary about the Phnom Penh-basedRead more…

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