Tag Archives: Bloc Party

Album Review: Kele – Trick

It’s funny to say it, but in the last half decade of Kele‘s work, Bloc Party’s comeback LP Four is an outlier amongst an otherwise continuous show of strength in another direction. Sure, Four gave Bloc Party fans another great record to rotate out in their stash, but since the band’s electronic-heavy third LP, Intimacy,Read more…

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Sasquatch 2013, Day Two: Sigur Rós, The xx, Bloc Party & more

by Tara Kelly Kearns The sun was shining when groggy concert goers raised from the dead this morning. Avoiding hangovers, bloody marys and mimosas abounded while folks attempted to erase the fatigue in their faces from the day before. The Mainstage hosted the first act of the day I had been recommended to see. NewRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more…

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Live Video: Bloc Party

From the big stadium to the intimate studio, British group Bloc Party, who made a name for themselves with a big Brit Pop influenced guitar sound, recently stopped by KEXP to strip down their sound to bare essentials. What makes this acoustic session even more special and rare is the band’s continual progression to moreRead more…

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Live Music Matters

What a whirlwind of special programming this week has been! I’m still humming classic songs from last night’s 1972 flashback edition of “The Roadhouse” (damn you, Greg Vandy, for getting “Stuck In The Middle With You” wedged in my noggin!), and I’ve been closely monitoring our countdown of the top albums of the past 40Read more…

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Thursday Music News

In probably the most unexpected news of the month (year?), The Replacements are back. Singer/guitarist Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson recently reunited to record a 10″ EP of covers under the seminal Minneapolis band’s name that will be auctioned off to benefit former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year. FoundingRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more…

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Album Review: Bloc Party – Four

Pretty much across the board, the comeback album by British indie rock pioneers Bloc Party has been given very neutral reviews. With the exception of Pitchfork, few have thrown Four completely under the bus. Most have stuck with a solid 3, 3 and a half, or four stars without a ton of thought. It isn’tRead more…

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Out This Week 8/21

Brooklyn group Yeasayer top this week’s list of new releases as they continue down the path away from their initial indie-tribal leanings with, what our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a darker and more adventurous take on the dance-friendly synth-pop of 2010’s Odd Blood, combining warped, buzzing synths, jittery rhythms, processed vocals and dystopian lyrics.”Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

As promised, Benjamin Gibbard will support his forthcoming solo debut, Forever Lives (out October 16th through Barsuk), with a brief solo tour this fall. Gibbard, who is currently playing shows in Japan with Death Cab For Cutie, will start the tour in Big Sur, CA on September 26th and cover the eastern United States beforeRead more…

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