Tag Archives: Childish Gambino

TV Eye: Week of 1/2

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, January 2nd: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Childish Gambino (R) The Late Show withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We often forget, but even Patti Smith — an icon who has inspired and influenced a generation — had her own musical idols in her youth, in this case, Bob Dylan. As you may have heard by now, Smith was invited to perform at the induction ceremony for Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, andRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/12

Album releases are slowing down as we approach the holidays, but there are still some standouts to be found. Actor/writer/producer/comedian/musician Donald Glover returns for his third LP under the Childish Gambino alias, an album KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “easily his strongest musical set to date. Awaken, My Love! finds him taking a sharpRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Alex

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Album Review: Childish Gambino – STN MTN/Kauai

Some haters will always hate, no matter what gold you throw at them, but Donald Glover sure silenced a multitude of them with last year’s out of nowhere sophomore slinger Because the Internet. As Childish Gambino, Glover started a rap career with immediate pushback, with critics claiming that he was flexing his networking connections toRead more…

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Live Review: Childish Gambino at Paramount Theater 5/10/14

Writer, actor, director, songwriter, rapper, and all around entertainment superman, Donald Glover is a man who wears many hats. His hip-hop career under the moniker Childish Gambino hit full stride in back in 2011 with his Glassnote debut, Camp, which took his general awareness from niche rapper to mainstream success in a matter of months.Read more…

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Seahawks vs 49ers Playoff Playlist on The Afternoon Show

This Sunday, January 19th, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC Championship Game to determine who goes on to the Super Bowl. Tune in to The Afternoon Show on KEXP on Friday, January 17th for Kevin’s Cole’s pre-game pep-rally from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. He’ll be pitting bands fromRead more…

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Album Review: Childish Gambino – Because the Internet

Donald Glover has done a lot of thinking in the past two years. “That Camp was a million years ago, sing me a different song” he raps on the closer of his new record Because the Internet. The referenced 2011 studio album debut does feel like forever ago now. After self-releasing three albums and threeRead more…

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Friday Music News

Daft Punk‘s new video for Random Access Memories track “Instant Crush” shows that even inanimate object can have their own tragic love story. A museum mannequin was sculpted into Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas likeness by Tony Gardener, the makeup artist behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Brooklyn punk rockers Parquet Courts have debuted a fresh, new single off their upcoming EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. Within the first few seconds, “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” explodes with an amazing guitar rift and Andrew Savage’s unmistakable voice. Look for the five-track EP to drop in October. [Pitchfork]

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