Tag Archives: Akron/Family

Song of the Day: Akron/Family - So It Goes

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Out This Week 2/8

Like the devastating speed of his tennis-playing namesake’s forehand, the British dubstep producer James Blake has rocketed to the top of KEXP DJs’ playlists and fans’ requests in just over a year. After releasing three EPs in 2010, the 21-year old Blake is offering today the U.S. version of his full-length, multi-genre self-titled debut, whichRead more...

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Thursday News Extravaganza

Austin City Limits announced their 2010 lineup. Among the acts include classic acts such as The Eagles and Phish along with M.I.A., The XX, Yeasayer, Monsters of Folk, David Bazan, and Balmorhea. Check out the full lineup. Austin City Limits happens October 8 - 10 in the Lone Star State.

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Monday News Mash-Up

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio died yesterday at 67. While touring last year with Heaven And Hell, an incarnation of Black Sabbath he continued to lead, Dio announced that he was battling stomach cancer. Through the end, he never gave up hope in touring again and being with his fans. Read more here.

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In the Studio: KEXP photos from early April

We have some more great photos from our inspired in-studio performances featuring some of the most stunning voices in music today. Jónsi (of Sigur Rós) was entrancing, Charlotte Gainsbourg was enchanting, and Citizen Cope was captivating. We were also treated to California indie-rock from The Morning Benders, Ryan McPhun of The Ruby Suns (based outRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Sadly, Doug Fieger, frontman of New Wave trailblazers The Knack died yesterday after battling several years with cancer at age 57. Perhaps most famously, Fielder co-wrote and sang the 1979 hit “My Sharona” (revived in 1994 thanks to its inclusion on the Reality Bites soundtrack), but over the last few decades The Knack continued toRead more...

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Live Video: Sera Cahoone & Akron/Family at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

More live videos from KEXP’s broadcast at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone, flanked by with Jason Kardong on the pedal steel and Jeff Fielder on banjo and acoustic guitar, performed a stripped down acoustic set of songs from her self-titled debut and her recent Sub Pop album Only As the Day IsRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Akron/Family

photos by Dave Lichterman intro by Jason Kinnard With a tie-dyed flag on the front of their new album, Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free it’s clear the Akron/Family have their own take on American music. Calling New York and Pennsylvania home, they were formerly a 4-piece band before founding member Ryan Vanderhoof left theRead more...

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Bumbershoot Preview: The Music Lounge presented by KEXP

by Chris Estey Maybe it’s how the bands bond intimately with who they know are big fans. (Last year, Two Gallants put on one of the best performances of the festival there.) Maybe it’s the excellent sound (hey, Kevin Suggs!) in the tucked-away special venue. Perhaps it’s the posh, comfortable seats in a cool settingRead more...

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Song of the Day: Akron/Family - The River

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 featured selection is from Morning Show host John Richards; “The River” by Akron/Family from theirRead more...

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