Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

Wednesday Music News

A little over a week after the release of their third LP A Fragrant World, Yeasayer has put out a video for the album’s track “Longevity.” Watch lead singer Chris Keating age quickly throughout the course of the song before devolving completely into an eyeless skeleton (highly reminiscent of Gus Fring’s final moments) in theRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy 70th Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney!

Many, many years ago, James Paul McCartney wrote a song asking if his lover would still be with him when he turned 64. For Paul, that year has come and passed, and today, we celebrate loving Macca in his 70th year. Perhaps the most successful songwriter and musician of all time, McCartney’s catalogue of 50+Read more...

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Friday Music News

Electro-pop artist Grimes has recently delved into jewelry design, courtesy of her collaboration with Montreal’s Morgan Black.  Unfortunately, the female body part depicted in said jewelry line cannot be appropriately discussed in any gentlemanly detail, so with that, check out the pictures here. Reading and Leeds Festivals, BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend, summer festivals in general: All thingsRead more...

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Friday Music News

If you are attending the Isle of Wright Festival in England this June and immensely adore Eddie Vedder, disregard the rest of this story:  the Pearl Jam frontman has pulled out of his U.S. solo tour due to injuries.  Read about injury details and when the cancelled gigs will be rescheduled here. With his newRead more...

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Song of the Day: Caveman - Thankful

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 The MorningRead more...

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Monday Music News

The Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival continues to reveal artists on their 2011 lineup one at time on their Facebook page. Most recent additions include Phantogram, Warpaint, Vetiver and a reunited Grant Lee Buffalo. You can follow their “Artist a Day in May” posts on their Facebook page for the next week until the fullRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s looking to be another amazing year of music at the Gorge, as the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been extended to four days and the lineup is chock-full of KEXP favorites. For more info, click here and watch here: The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced today that Bob Dylan will perform atRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Speculators can stop speculating, rumorers can stop... rumorer-ing, Coachella has finally announced the lineup for the 2011 festival...and it’s gonna be a good one! Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Kanye West will be headlining, and the rest of the lineup is stocked full of the past year’s musical movers and shakers, includingRead more...

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Martin Luther King Day: Remembering Hope, Progress & Embracing the American Dream through Music

2010 was a year of many things: of economic hardship, of loss, of social progress, and of musical innovation. Going into 2011, and more specifically Martin Luther King day, we must focus not on what we have lost, but how we are embracing the rhetoric of “hope” and “progress” and the “American dream.”

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Scribes Sounding Off: Best Music Bios of 2010

Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco): On the anniversary of the death of Rimbaud, I gave the first of my “Rock and Rimbaud” performances, reuniting me with Lenny Kaye. It was held on the roof of Le Jardin, in the Hotel Diplomat off Times Square. The evening began with the Kurt Weill classic “Speak Low,”Read more...

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