Tag Archives: Craig Finn

Wednesday Music News

Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to perform the single “Maggie I’ve Been Searching for Our Son” off his latest solo release, Faith in the Future. Watch his impassioned performance below, and then check out an acoustic rendition of the track, performed here in the KEXP studios,Read more…

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Live Video: Craig Finn

Some artists write songs about themselves, pulling facts from their lives in hopes of finding some mutual truths that can connect with their audience. Others create more from their imagination, searching for the universal within the abstract. Still even more operate in a sort of grey area between the two, filling in embellishing details whenRead more…

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Out This Week 9/14

Temperatures and new releases are dropping this month, including the latest (and first in twelve years) from reunited UK band The Libertines. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album “finds them in fine form with their songwriting skills intact. More reflective, mature and diverse than their previous two releases, the album features a varietyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following their soulful set at last weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, the Northwest’s own Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a very theatrical video for “Ur Life One Night,” off their latest release, Multi-Love. The clip was directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson, who told Rolling Stone, “I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from ourRead more…

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Monday Music News

It was a busy weekend for Jamie xx: not only did he bring the beats to the Capitol Hill Block Party, but he also released a mix for Apple Music’s Beats 1 featuring tracks from The War on Drugs, The Persuasians, Deadboy, Apparat, The Durutti Column, The Doors, and more. You can listen to itRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

While we wait for a new Parquet Courts full-length, the boys from Brooklyn tease fans with two split 7″ releases instead. Today, they unveil a collaboration with Vermont artist Joey Pizza Slice (which is a GREAT name, btw): only 500 copies will be pressed of this August 11th release via Wharf Cat. On August 14th,Read more…

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Live Video: The Hold Steady

After pumping out five albums in seven years, The Hold Steady were due for a break. But during the time between albums, the Brooklyn-via-Minneapolis band just couldn’t keep from working. While vocalist Craig Finn released and toured a solo album of his own, guitarist Tad Kubler got the guys together, now including an additional guitarist,Read more…

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Live Video: Craig Finn

There are few songwriters who can tell as story vividly and poignantly as Craig Finn. While his songs with The Hold Steady typically depict the lives of the down-and-out — gutter rats, barflies, drug addicts and a lot of people who make some pretty bad choices — their overwhelming appeal lies in the fact thatRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

A nice extended weekend (President’s Day), usually leads to a good week of shows. This week starts with Grimes at the Sunset Tavern on Monday night (sold out, sorry!). On Tuesday, Veronica Falls, Bleached, and Seapony are at the Tractor, and Damien Jurado plays a free in-store set at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. WednesdayRead more…

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Out This Week 1/24

If 2012 is really the apocalypse, we’ll at least be serenaded by lots of great music as our world goes up in flames. Yes, it’s another great week of new releases filled with KEXP favorites, new and old. In fact, we’ve long been fans of Nada Surf, who return with their sixth album this week,Read more…

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