Tag Archives: Big Star

Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy: KEXP’s Ray Davies Birthday Video Roundup

Research by DJ Abbie Gobeli, on the air Wednesdays 1 AM – 6 AM If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you may have caught that it’s the 73rd birthday of Sir Ray Davies, founding member of The Kinks. Alongside his brother and bandmate, Dave, Davies helped the influential UKRead more…

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F*ck Cancer: A KEXP Video Roundup

On Thursday, March 2nd, KEXP presents Music Heals, a collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the storiesRead more…

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No Slashers Here: Friday the 13th Video Roundup

Not only is today’s Soul Day, it also happens to be the only Friday the 13th in the entire year of 2016. We, here at KEXP, have never believed the idea that the day is unlucky. I mean, sure, maybe if you’re at Crystal Lake, but not here at KEXP. So, check out our VideoRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

British electronic duo Orbital have announced their retirement. Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have been making music together since the 80’s, but according to their official statement: “Nothing lasts forever and it’s time to stop.” Phil wasted no time announcing his own solo project called 8:58. He’s even shared his first song and video, aptlyRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Thank You!

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. We’ve made it to the very last day of our Fall Fundraising Drive and I am always humbled and grateful to theRead more…

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Live Video: Big Star’s Third at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

It’s one of those touchstones of rock that if you don’t have in your collection, you’re likely to add immediately on first hearing. Big Star’s Third never reached the commercial success it deserved upon its release, but over the years it grew into a cult favorite frequently name-checked (and cribbed from) by all sorts ofRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third, The Dream Syndicate, Bootsy Collins, and more

Too much awesome to keep track of on Sunday at Bumbershoot 2014. Saturday may have gotten the party started, but Sunday is where jaws started dropping left and right. Chris Stamey made the Big Star’s Third performance one of the most beautiful and captivating things that has ever happened on the mural stage at SeattleRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third

While we consider all our Bumbershoot Music Lounge sessions “special,” there’s something undeniably extra-special about this one. When main songwriter Alex Chilton passed away in 2010, followed shortly by the passing of founding bassist Andy Hummel the same year, most assumed we’d never hear from the legendary band Big Star ever again. (Co-songwriter Chris BellRead more…

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Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more…

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SIFF 2013 Face the Music Preview: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Directed by Drew DeNicola (USA, 2012, 100 minutes) Festival Screenings: Tuesday, May 21, 9PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, May 26, 8:30pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown Last year’s Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugarman shined a spotlight on an artist who, despite obvious talent and critical acclaim, somehow slippedRead more…

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