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Monday Music News

Tame Impala‘s anticipated album Lonerism is streaming. They previously released “Elephant” from the album, accompanied by a typically psychedelic video, the album follows up last year’s Innerspeaker with a similarly close-titled but easy to listen to sound. Although the titles suggest a tendency towards introverted style music, perhaps ambiance or haze, the songs are much more typically trip-pop influenced.

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Bon Iver wins Grammy x2

Congratulations to Bon Iver for winning two Grammys last night for New Artist and Alternative Album! While this year’s nominees included a healthy dose of KEXP favorites — Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists, The Black Keys, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Foster The People, and so on — only Bon Iver emergedRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Cee Lo Green spent New Year’s Eve covering John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine” on live TV, albeit with a little lyrical improvisation. After altering the lyrics from “Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too” to “Nothing to kill or do for / And all religion’s true,” Green was subjected to a torrentRead more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more…

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Out This Week 11/29

‘Tis the season for box sets and gift packaging and not so much for new albums in general. Critics, DJs, and music lovers in general are compiling their top ten lists — in fact, we want you to vote for your favorite releases of 2011 for KEXP’s end-of-the-year countdown here — so you won’t findRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

  Another great week for music in the Northwest. The week starts off strong with great shows from Wye Oak, Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines, and then much harder bands later in the week at Neumo’s as part of the Seattle Tattoo Expo. On Friday, come down to the Seattle Center for Concerts at theRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

The week begins with the sad passing of 68-year-old Alphonso “Fonce” Mizell, member of The Corporation (a group of writer-producers who created many early hits for the Jackson 5, among others) and cofounder of Sky High Productions (with his brother Larry). When Motown moved to Los Angeles, the Mizell brothers teamed up with trumpet playerRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Adele

In 2008, UK singer Adele released her first record, named for her age at the time, 19.  Funky keyboards, simple pop arrangements and a mix with vocals on top showcased this young artist’s incredible pipes and talent for writing songs about bad luck and love. The whole album was about her experience of being inRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

If you like rock music, then you’ve heard of Les Paul. The pioneer behind the solid-body electric guitar has influenced basically all of rock and roll since his birth, today in 1915. In his honor, Google Doodle has erected a memento in the form of a recordable set of guitar strings in their browser —Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Sasquatch Music Festival and Northwest Folklife Festival have been running all weekend and continue on Memorial Day. Here’s what else is going on Monday night as well as the rest of the week. There are a couple big shows in town this week including Adele and U2. Monday, May 30 Barcelona with Holcombe Waller and Jenny ORead more…

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