Tag Archives: Aesop Rock

Wednesday Music News

Who doesn’t want to learn how to play guitar like Bob Mould? The veteran musician has certainly honed his chops over the last 40 years with previous projects Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he broke down his technique. Watch below. He and his fantastic band alsoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Aesop Rock – Rings

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Rings” by Aesop Rock from hisRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 4: San Fermin, White Denim, YACHT, Oddisee, Aesop Rock

Saturday marked Treefort Music Fest‘s busiest day with a slew of diverse acts found at every hour. On the main stage San Fermin and White Denim both brought an orchestra’s worth of sound to full crowds, while Yacht got Boise dancing like only Yacht can. Elsewhere, the Knitting Factory offered Treefort a bit of hip-hop,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Enjoy a “short” film about The “Tallest” Man on Earth: Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson presents an eight-minute behind-the-scenes clip on the making of his latest album Dark Bird Is Home. Directors Dan Huiting and Lauren Josephine show Matsson at home and in the studio, and the musician narrates the piece in both Swedish and English.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Electropop pioneers New Order stopped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night in support of their most recent release, Music Complete — their first new release in over a decade, and their first without founding bassist Peter Hook. Watch them perform the single “Singularity” below, complete with visuals from the music video projectedRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Mavis Staples releases another teaser off of her February 19th album, Livin’ on a High Note, the Nick Cave written “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me” which is available below. The album, produced by M. Ward, features songs written by a variety of artists specifically for the 76-year-old R&B titan-esse, featuring credits as varied as Aloe Blacc, JustinRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Evocative Canadian artist Peaches shares a fun new video for the track “I Mean Something” off her latest album Rub, out now via I U She Music/INgrooves. In the clip, directed by Silas Howard, Peaches parties at the pool with burlesque legends Kitten Natividad, Satans Angel, Tiffany Carter, Dusty Summers, and Shannon Doah. (Sadly, althoughRead more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Duff McKagan is here to help you start the new year off right. The longtime Guns N’ Roses guitarist is releasing the book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), a collection of his old Seattle Weekly columns. McKagan explains, “It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life — beingRead more…

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Live Video: The Uncluded

Surprisingly, you don’t see guitars dressed up, tagged or written on very often. But the guitar that belongs to Kimya Dawson of The Uncluded is just that. It’s like a city wall full of expression. Like their artwork, the music this Rhymesayers duo, which also features Portland emcee Aesop Rock, is funny, intricate and rhythmic.Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more…

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