Tag Archives: Beirut

Thursday Music News

Yesterday, we shared a poignant cover of Joey Ramone’s “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” that School of Seven Bells recorded before the passing of Benjamin Curtis to a rare type of Non-Hodgkins Lymphona. Today, we have news that his bandmate Alejandra Deheza is currently in the studios, finishing the band’s final album,Read more...

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MFNW announces 2012 lineup

Today, Willamette Week announced the lineup for Portland’s premier music festival, MusicfestNW 2012. Celebrating its twelfth year, and featuring one if its best lineups ever, MFNW will own all of the Northwest from September 5th through 9th, as over 150 bands perform at 16 clubs around town. This year’s headliners include Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit,Read more...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 3

Hey Marseilles opened the day up on the main stage with a great set of Seattle’s favorites. Their vast instrumentation and soaring melodies drew a large crowd for a show so early in the day. As always, their songs sounded fantastic.

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Sasquatch! 2012 lineup! announced!

Music fans could barely contain themselves waiting for tonight’s announcement during the Sasquatch! Launch Party at the Neptune Theatre for this year’s lineup of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. The 11th annual event will take place, as always, at The Gorge in George, WA, on Memorial Weekend (four days this time: May 25-28). And the lineupRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Hans

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Last week, New Order announced two charity benefit shows for band friend Michael Schamberg, who produced a number of the band’s early videos. The band also noted the absence of their long-suffering bassist Peter Hook, an exclusion that Hook has responded to with liberal use of caps lock and a self-comparison to Freddie Mercury. CheckRead more...

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Out This Week 8/30

Live at KEXP Volume Seven, the latest in our annual series collecting live performances recorded exclusively for KEXP, hits stores today. On this disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances toRead more...

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Out This Week 8/2

Our guests yesterday, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, have returned after four years with their fourth album, and no doubt it was well worth the wait. I’ll admit that as much as I loved Jesse’s smoky voice and guitarist Phil Wandscher’s haunting western twang, I doubted there was much room for the band toRead more...

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Tuesday News Catchup

Now that everyone’s good and recovered from last weekend’s phenomenal Capitol Hill Block Party, it’s time to catch up on what we missed while we were out forgetting about our day jobs: Canadian singer-songwriter Feist has finally announced the follow-up to her breakout 2007 LP The Reminder. The new one’s called Metals, and will bringRead more...

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Song of the Day: Beirut - East Harlem

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 tracks, 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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