Category Archives: Weird At My School

KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: Don Pyle’s Essential Toronto Punk Bands

Before he played drums in Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, before he composed the theme song for the US version of Queer As Folk, before he engineered the Sadies’ excellent Internal Sounds, Toronto-based producer, musician, and artist Don Pyle was a fledgling photographer cutting his teeth in the early Canadian punk scene. Don visitsRead more...

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: DJ El Toro

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more...

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Gay-E-X-P 2014

I swear KEXP gets gayer every year. Granted, the station was pretty gay to begin with. So many of the artists you hear on a regular basis on KEXP are members of the LGBT community: The Magnetic Fields, Sleater-Kinney, Bob Mould, Antony & the Johnsons. Plus the Pacific Northwest scene teems with amazing queer musiciansRead more...

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Neneh Cherry: Then & Now

“Buffalo Stance” isn’t the alpha and omega of Neneh Cherry’s career. Before that 1988 international smash she made music with the Slits, The The, and Rip Rip + Panic, and her resume has only grown more eclectic in the years since then. In tonight’s exclusive KEXP session with Neneh at 9pm PST, I’ll ask herRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens of Distinction on Record Store Day, KEXP In-Studios, and Why Radio Still Matters

In the wake of their 2013 full-length Folly, the first new album from Kitchens of Distinction in 19 years, the UK trio celebrates Record Store Day with the limited-edition 10-inch single “Extravagance,” featuring two B-sides culled from the band’s KEXP in-studio session last year. I asked Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens of Distinction to tell meRead more...

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Album Review: The Woodentops - Granular Tales

Amidst the dour lyrical sentiments and ill-fitting raincoats of the ’80s UK indie scene, South London quintet The Woodentops injected much-needed bursts of optimism. While Morrissey pissed and moaned about every insurmountable obstacle life pitched in his path, The Woodentops’ frontman Rolo McGinty unfurled a string of singles (“Good Thing,” “Love Affair with Everyday Living”)Read more...

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Big Gay Podcast 2013: Share the Love

Never underestimate the power of sharing music. Songs and artists with something to say can shape so much: identity, politics, political identity, identity politics... you catch my drift. When I was a teenager, just coming to terms with my homosexuality, the mix tapes my adult friends Steve and Robert made for me pointed toward different,Read more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Twenty Feet from Stardom Directed by Morgan Neville, USA, 2013, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM - Egyptian Theatre (SIFF Centerpiece Gala) Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre The album above changed my life. I knew nothing about this record when I plucked it from aRead more...

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All I Want for Record Store Day Is...

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day. Across the nation, droves of rabid music fans will swarm the remaining brick and mortar music retailers, drawn by the lure of in-store performances, special sales and, most importantly, limited-edition collectibles too numerous to count. My head swims as I survey the list of myriad goodies mintedRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: KCMU’s Top 90.3 of 1987 Revisited

Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you’ve ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives, you’ve probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week,Read more...

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