Tag Archives: Cold Specks

Song of the Day: Moby - A Case For Shame (feat. Cold Specks)

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 songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by Morning Show host John Richards, is “A Case For Shame (featuringRead more...

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Live Video: Little Big Show #6

Last month, KEXP, STG, and Starbucks hosted the 6th edition of the Little Big Show series at the Neptune Theater, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting The Vera Project, an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue on the grounds of Seattle Center. Jim James headlined the sold-out show with his soulful solo project, supported byRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

A great list of shows ahead. Highlights of the week include The Black Angels at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, along with what could prove to be a very interesting Brings Our Sonics Back rally with Geo, Nacho Picasso, Grynch, Dyme Def, Jarv Dee, Tilson, Sam Lachow & Raz Simone, Neema, DJ Nphared and Hosted by Shawn KempRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Another special week of shows lies ahead. On Tuesday, we spend the first of two nights with the talented Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars at the Triple Door. Also on Tuesday, we have Jack White and Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three at WaMu Theater. Cold Specks are at Barboza on Wednesday night and then things start really heatingRead more...

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2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Announced!

About a month after the release of the longlist the 10 finalists for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist have been revealed, and it boasts one of the Canadian music prize’s most diverse roster to date. Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Drake, Cold Specks, Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Japandroids, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Cadence Weapon, and GrimesRead more...

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Live Video: Cold Specks

When Al Spx, the Canadian singer-songwriter known as Cold Specks, performed live on Jools Holland in November, the two horn players who accompanied her played a grand total of 12 notes. At several points in the performance, Spx stopped playing her guitar completely, letting her voice carry the entire song. Spx’s voice is so powerful,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Cold Specks - Blank Maps

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Blank Maps” by Cold SpecksRead more...

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Out This Week 5/22

A chorus of strong female voices top this week’s list of new releases, none more promising than that of young London-via-Ontario singer-songwriter Al Spx, a.k.a. Cold Specks, whose head turning debut, as our Music Director, Don Yates, describes, is “a powerful, emotionally moving set of gospel-steeped folk-pop with a dark, hushed sound featuring muted guitarsRead more...

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