Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

TV Eye: Week of 11/10

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, November 10th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Spandau Ballet Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jenny Lewis TheRead more…

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If you were listening to The Midday Show on KEXP yesterday, you may have heard DJ Cheryl Waters present the US debut of a new song from SBTRKT, featuring guest vocals from Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. If you missed it (or just wanna hear it again), you can now stream the track “New Dorp,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley French pop icons Phoenix have unveiled part one in the their four-part mini-documentary, INITIALS P.H.O.E.N.I.X. Directed by Guillaume Delaperriere, the films will give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of last year’s full-length, Banktrupt! Watch part one below: [Under the Radar]

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Video Roundup: Let Freedom Ring on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today, we celebrate what would’ve been the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of history’s greatest voices of liberty. King’s contributions to civil rights have inspired millions, including many musicians who’ve paid tribute to him in song. Below, we’ve collected some of those odes that help King’s message live on for generations.Read more…

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Scribes Sounding Off: Obsessions

Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music author Deborah R. Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She helped host a roundtable at the 2012 EMP Pop Conference for “Feminist and Queer Studies of Race in Sound.” That interactive panel focused on “how the material landscape of theRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About America

Welcome the all-American edition of Friday on My Mind, the weekly collaborative blog post between KEXP and King 5 News which takes a look at music videos centered around one common theme. In honor of next Wednesday’s 4th of July holiday, today we’re talking about songs about America. Thomas Jefferson was designated to draft America’sRead more…

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Out This Week 3/6

March roars in like a lion with this week’s release by Ceremony — yeah, there are like two or three bands with that name, but this is the thrashy hard-core one, rather than the mopey shoegazy one. On their fourth album, produced by Seattle’s own John Goodmanson, this California band evolves into what our MusicRead more…

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Friday Music News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM Iconic R&B singer Etta James died this morning at age 73 after an ongoing battle with leukemia. Ms. James had a storied career with many ups and downs, including hits like “At Last” and “All I Could Do Was Cry” and several bouts of drug addiction. Throughout, she always maintained a positive attitude, onceRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Circuit des Yeux – Portrait

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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