Tag Archives: Beastie Boys

Monday Music News

As we reported last month, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O is releasing her solo debut album this year, and today we’ve got the first single to share. Stream the dreamy, underwater video for “Rapt” below, a track off Crush Songs, out September 9th via Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. [Spin]

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Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Weedster!

In a bizarre act of serendipity, Easter falls on April 20th this year, or, uh, “4/20“. So, be careful what kind of “Easter grass” you use to line your baskets, and your kids might have to battle some adults in the Easter candy aisle. In fact, plenty of different treats will be, um, “baked” thisRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Memorable Musical Performances on Saturday Night Live

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. For this week, we are looking at some of the most Memorable Musical Performances given on Saturday Night Live.

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Tuesday Music News

Animal Collective is back! On the heels of new single “Honeycomb”, the band has announced that new album Centipede Hz will be out in September, released through Domino Records. The band says that Centipede Hz will take them back to their roots, away from the sampling-heavy nature of Merriweather Post Pavilion and back to theRead more...

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Review Revue: The Beastie Boys - Cooky Puss

The past several days have been filled with tributes to Adam Yauch, aka MCA. There’s very little that I can add to that outpouring, except to say that I, like so many, was incredibly shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. As I stopped by KEXP yesterday to look through the stacks for moreRead more...

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Remembered

For most fans, Adam Yauch‘s death came as a surprise. We had known of his diagnosis and treatment for cancer of parotid gland since the summer of 2009, but updates since then had varied, but mainly positive, ranging from claiming that he had “beat cancer” to “reports... are exaggerated” to “He’s doing OK,” so toRead more...

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R.I.P. Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys

By now, either through the Twitterverse, Facebook, text message, or through a co-worker’s passionate chain email, the sad news that Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys has succumbed to his fight with cancer is reverberating throughout the music industry.  Details surrounding his death can be found here.  He, along with Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock)Read more...

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Sonic Roundup 7/20

Our guests today on the Afternoon Show, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, just released an amazing new video for his inspirational song “Wings”: M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has been teasing us about his new album for some time, but now fans can finally get their first taste. New track “Midnight City” can be had for theRead 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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