Tag Archives: David Bowie

Monday Music News

Today would have been David Bowie‘s 71st birthday and in honor of that, a previously unreleased demo of his 1983 hit “Let’s Dance” has been unearthed by producer Nile Rodgers. The song was recorded in 1982 in Montreux, Switzerland and included a group of local musicians whose identities are unknown. Rodgers released a statement, saying:Read more…

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Hollywood Starman: Looking Back at David Bowie’s Film Roles

Today would’ve been David Bowie‘s 71st birthday and Wednesday marks the second anniversary of his death, a loss that left a huge, star-shaped hole in the hearts of many. His influence on popular music simply cannot be overstated — check out covers by everyone from Beck to Bauhaus here, and hear exclusive interviews with artistsRead more…

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Friday Music News

Sigur Rós is hosting the first year of their festival Norður og Niður right now in Iceland and last night My Bloody Valentine‘s Kevin Shields performed a rare solo show. Fan-made footage of his set has emerged on Instagram and shows Shields playing guitar with a drummer behind him. It’s recently been revealed that My Bloody Valentine is releasingRead more…

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Music Heals: KEXP Community Sound-Off on Songs That Give Them Strength

Music heals. Not only has it been scientifically proven to calm anxiety and ease pain, but below, we share anecdotal proof of the power of song. We asked members of the KEXP community to share the songs they turn to during tough times. Check out their picks below. “Marrow” by YOB Probably one of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Australian psych-rock five-piece POND have a new video out for “Colder Than Ice,” off their seventh studio album The Weather, released earlier this summer. The video is simplistic in nature, with director George Foster following the band around while they goof off. It also features fellow Australian musician Kirin J Callinan, who recently toured withRead more…

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National Radio Week: Shawn Stewart (REV 105)

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independent radioRead more…

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National Radio Week: A Matt Pinfield WHTG Playlist

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Live at FYF Fest, Day 3: Iggy Pop, Nine Inch Nails, Blonde Redhead, Ty Segall and more

review by Charlie Zaillian After Missy Elliott and Frank Ocean’s triumphs the first two nights of FYF ’17, and an impressively self-choreographed main stage set by the author of one of last year’s most buzzed about albums (Solange‘s A Seat at the Table), rock music — that old bedrock of the annual L.A. event informally knownRead more…

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Live Photos: Seu Jorge at ZooTunes, Woodland Park Zoo 6/20/2017

After more than a decade since its release, Seu Jorge set sail to bring back his much-acclaimed 2005 soundtrack to the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to adoring fans. Performing live across the globe, the acclaimed Brazilian singer-songwriter provided not just nostalgia for that quirky movie, but reminded us once againRead more…

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Lucky Sevens: A KEXP 1977 Video Roundup

The music world struck it rich in 1977. It was ground zero for punk, with debut albums from the Sex Pistols, The Damned, and Dead Boys, to name a few. And not just one, but two albums each from David Bowie and The Ramones. The year was so notable, The Clash wrote a song aboutRead more…

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