Tag Archives: David Bowie

Album Review: David Bowie – The Gouster

We lost an irreplaceable artist this year when David Bowie passed away on January 10, the Monday after his last LP, Blackstar, was released. Given the gravity of Blackstar and its accompanying play, Lazarus, the weight of his passing only felt heavier, leaving many fans contemplating their own mortality for the months and months thatRead more…

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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Oh, You Pretty Things!

Oh, You Pretty Things!: A David Bowie and Glam Rock Dance Party (240 minutes) Festival date: Friday, May 27th at 9:00 PM – Neptune Theatre, 21+ Not so much a film screening, but still part of the SIFF Face the Music Series: on Friday, May 27th, SIFF presents Oh, You Pretty Things!: A David BowieRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a few years since we last heard from The Strokes, but today they triumphantly return with not one, not two, but three new tracks! All of ‘em will appear on their upcoming EP Future Present Past, out June 3rd via Cult Records. Check out the singles “OBLIVIUS,” “The Threat Of Joy,” and “DragRead more…

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Brian Eno!

This morning, John Richards celebrates the 68th birthday of composer, producer and performer Brian Eno, featuring four hours of ambient and other music created, produced and inspired by the all-around musical mastermind. While he’s most directly connected to the genre of “ambient”, a term he coined himself, Eno also collaborated with and produced an amazingRead more…

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Friday Music News

Everyone’s favorite gap-toothed songwriter shares a demo from the Mac DeMarco vaults: check out a four-track version of “Rollin Like A Dummy,” which dates back to his 2012 album 2. Via Reddit, he says, “Everybody’s always asking for a recording of this song, so I’m finally getting around to it. It’s a 4 track versionRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Since R.E.M.‘s 2011 break-up, we haven’t seen much of frontman Michael Stipe. But, last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he returned to the spotlight for a haunting performance of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World.” He’ll likely reprise his cover, or perhaps do a different one, for the Music ofRead more…

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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People Power KEXP: Van Wolfe

Already in 2016, you’ve heard icons including David Bowie, the Clash, and Johnny Cash honored on KEXP. Earlier this week, Funky Drummer Day shined the spotlight on the musicians responsible for some of history’s greatest breaks and beats. Music lovers like you who power commercial-free KEXP are just as vital to the sound of “musicRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Congratulations to Mavis Staples, who just won a Grammy last night for Best American Roots Performance. It’s great timing as the legendary blues singer will release Livin’ On A High Note, on Friday. This, her fourteenth studio album, features songs written by Justin Vernon, M. Ward, Benjamin Booker, and Neko Case. Today, Staples has sharedRead more…

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