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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Jovanotti

A superstar in his native Italy, rapper Jovanotti, otherwise known as Lorenzo Cherubini, is making strides in the U.S. with a recent move to New York and a new retrospective, Jovanotti’s Italia 1988-2012, released by ATO Records. You definitely don’t need to be fluent in Italian to appreciate his hypnotic voice and fluid rhymes. AfterRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Telekinesis

Telekinesis is the name of Seattle’s own Michael Benjamin Lerner and his soft-spoken, incredibly charming indie-rock solo act. Since his 2009 self-released debut EP, Lerner has garnered a reputation for himself blending 80′s pop sensibilities with mellowed-out vocal stylings, a tried and true dynamic in which Lerner has managed to carve out and firmly establishRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Suuns

Montreal’s Suuns make a particular kind of low-drone heavy but never “drone music” - they walk the fine line between being experimental and being simply loud rock music. There’s never really been the kind of rock n roll vibes you get from other bands walking that line, but instead an industrial synth entrance to manyRead more...

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Day 3 at SXSW begins!

The third day of the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today’s lineup begins with Montreal band Suun, followed by Seattle indie pop group Telekinesis, Italian megastar rapper Jovanotti, LA-via-Copenhagen dream pop band Gliss, and Macau, China-via-Sao Paolo, Brazil trio Turtle Giant. Check out the lineup for the day hereRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 2: True Believers

Alejandro Escovedo - that’s all I knew about the True Believers when KEXP’s lineup for SXSW at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop was first announced. OK, then someone mentioned it was his mid 80′s band, a crew that had a brush with fame, but never quite broke through. They had label issues, personnel changes, unreleased albums,Read more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013 Day 2: Ólafur Arnalds

The last time we saw Ólafur Arnalds was at 2010′s Iceland Airwaves where he played our Hostel KEXP. In that show, he demonstrated his continued desire to engage in experimental recording practices by asking the audience to help him sing a loop for a song. Since his first album, Found Songs, back in 2009 received almostRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 2: Iron & Wine

Iron and Wine, the music project of singer/songwriter Samuel Beam, delivers simple, folk ballads that evoke powerful complex emotions. With each album Beam seems to be reinventing himself; from the minimalistic, soulful melodies of The Creek Drank the Cradle and Our Endless Numbered Days to the more instrumental and festive The Shepherd’s Dog. In theRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 2: Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore has nothing to prove after decades spent as part of one of the most influential bands of all time, Sonic Youth.  The guitarist, singer, and songwriter has long been worshiped by SY fans and adored by critics as Sonic Youth evolved from brash indie upstarts in the 80s, to semi-commercial success on aRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 2: Billy Bragg

With a career spanning over three decades Billy Bragg has acquired both a massive catalog and fanbase. His engaging stage presence and brilliant songwriting have cemented him as one of the most successful folk rock singers in the world. In fact, this past January he was honored for lifetime achievement at the BBC Radio 2Read more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 1: Palma Violets

“It’s not a perfect record, but then you wouldn’t want it to be” - The Quietus’ Emily Mackay hits the nail right on the head in her review of Palma Violets’ debut album 180: the London quartet’s most endearing quality isn’t their pop-sensible hooks, psychedelically-tinged guitar hooks, or their shambling romantic lyrics - it’s theirRead more...

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