Tag Archives: Bombino

2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in on Thursday, December 19th for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Bombino with Darek MazzoneRead more…

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Album Reviews: Niger Sounds from Bombino and Etran Finatawa

Sometimes it’s the simplest words that stop you cold.  Soft-spoken Tuareg artist Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar proved this to me on a stiflingly hot summer evening at the 2012 Pickathon Festival backstage. I was talking to him for their post-performance video interviews, aided by French-Canadian guitarist Yann Falquet as translator, and I wanted to ask himRead 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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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

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! We’ve extended the voting, so itRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Boy, do we have a fantastic week of music ahead. Things start off with a bang as local favorites Telekinesis play the Crocodile with The Young Evils and Caveman. On Tuesday, there’s a great triple bill with one of our favorite bands of the year – Grouplove, joined  by The Lonely Forest and Chain GangRead more…

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Out This Week 4/19

Record Store Day may be over, but its spirit lives on this week (and every week). In fact, the Sub Pop release of The Head and the Heart‘s self-titled debut, which was available this past Saturday as a Record Store Day preview, comes out officially today. The local band owes much to the Seattle recordRead more…

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