Tag Archives: Arctic Monkeys

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys with The Vaccines @ Showbox SoDo 8/10

I can’t tell you how big the Arctic Monkeys were in England in 2005. They were everyone’s new favorite band. They grabbed the attention of the country almost overnight through this thing called MySpace and were legitimately hyped to be the “next big thing.” And it really felt like they were. They were young, too.Read 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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Out This Week 6/7

You may have noticed that our Summer Membership Drive is going on right now at KEXP, so we’d like to take this opportunity to remind our supporting members of one of the many services that your financial support helps provide... FREE MUSIC! Yes, you certainly do hear plenty of that on our airwaves and streamingRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: The Arctic Monkeys

In 2001, in Sheffield, England, neighbors Alex Turner and Jamie Cook each got a guitar for Christmas.  Two other friends, Andy Nicholson on bass and Matt Helders on drums started jamming with them. The four of them played gigs for fun in their hometown in 2003. Made some home-burned demos and gave them to fans. Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

RIP Gerard Smith. The TV On The Radio bassist died Wednesday morning after a long struggle with lung cancer. TV On The Radio are currently in the middle of a tour to support their new album Nine Types of Light, and have canceled a few upcoming dates; the tour will resume April 29 in SanRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Record Store Day will be upon us this Saturday, April 16. This means an ungodly amount of new music will be released, a complete list of which you can see here. Also out will be a Sub Pop sampler CD, which will include mostly unreleased tracks from what is up-and-coming from the Northwest label forRead more...

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Monday Morning News Fix

Watch - The Strokes on SNL: The Strokes made a late night appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The band played two singles from their upcoming LP Angles, “Under Cover of Darkness” and “Life Is Simple in the Moonlight”. We can personally attest to the fact that lead singer Julian did say ”fuck it!”Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

The recently reunited Death are beginning to get their due 35 years after their debut. On top of a mini-tour, the Detroit band’s first, the group is rumored to be the subjects of a documentary by the minds of Mos Def and Damon Dash. A conflict that had been brewing between Black Lips‘ Jared SwilleyRead more...

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Musicfest NW: Arctic Monkeys

photos by Kyle Johnson intro by Christy Thacker I’ve finally figured out how to become an overnight musical mega-star: 1) Be born in England; 2) Decide you’re bored with your life sometime around the age of 18 and teach yourself to play an instrument you got for Christmas; 3) Don’t give a shit about yourRead more...

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Out This Week 8/25

Arctic Monkeys release their third LP this week, channeling a slightly different sound by working with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme for part of the recording, but fans will find their trademark style intact. Among other new releases this week: Jemina Pearl‘s first solo effort since the demise of Be Your Own Pet;Read more...

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