Tag Archives: Beck

Live Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 10/19-10/20

words by Kat Metrovich / photos by Victoria Holt and Stacy Cornett. While KEXP was in NYC for CMJ, a few of us (Stacy, Victoria and Kat) headed to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival. This was the seventh year SF’s Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment put this two day party together, andRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

It’s hard to believe that there can be room for improvement when it comes to James Blake‘s music. Apparently Blake himself wasn’t 100 percent sold on his song “Life Round Here” and he said, “I never really felt the track was finished, even when it went on the album, I just felt there was thisRead more...

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Friday Music News

Last night, Beck finally performed his first concert of material from last year’s full sheet music album, Song Reader. Franz Ferdinand, the Staves, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jarvis Cocker, and so many more joined him on stage in London. Check out the performances below (click on the next link for more videos). [Pitchfork]

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Birthday, Beck!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Today we’re looking at some of our favorite videos by the one and only Beck.

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Tuesday Music News

French rockers, Phoenix have shared the video for the newest cut off their recent Bankrupt! album. “Trying To Be Cool” really lives up to its title by featuring as many hip elements as possible. According to a press release, “the resulting video, chock full of sparklers, confetti canons, fake money, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, motorcycles,Read more...

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Monday Music News

Last night, singer-songwriter Beck, appeared at Santa Cruz’s Rio Theatre to perform music from last year’s sheet music album, Song Reader. These songs have not been recorded and this is the first time he has played “Sorry” and “Heaven’s Ladder” live. Watch both performances below. [CoS]

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Wednesday Music News

Some tough news to start off the year -- soul great Bobby Womack‘s doctor has confirmed that he is suffering from symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Womack has been very musically active in the last few years, releasing his album The Bravest Man in the Universe on XL last year, and collaborating with Gorillaz on 2010′s PlasticRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Last night Tame Impala performed “Elephant” off their sophomore masterpiece, Lonerism, on Late Night with Jools Holland. In short, it’s a stunning performance. The Perth band sounds at the top of their game and supremely confident. The glam-rock strut of “Elephant” is perfectly matched by the show’s lighting and direction--check out the performance below. TameRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Food!

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. Thanksgiving is around the corner which means it’s time to get our eat on, so we’re looking at songs about food.

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Countdown Predictions: Classic Rock

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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