Tag Archives: David Bowie

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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Monday Music News

For his latest film, A Bigger Splash, director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) reached out to guitar-dynamo St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) to cover The Rolling Stones 1980 single “Emotional Rescue.” Listen below. Clark said in an e-newsletter, “I saw an 11 AM showing of I Am Love at the sunshine cinema on Houston street.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Man Who Fell to Earth at the NW Film Forum 2/3

As Seattle continues to mourn the passing of rock legend David Bowie, several events have been popping up around town to celebrate his rich career. This Wednesday, February 3rd, the Northwest Film Forum will host a screening of Bowie’s 1976 cinematic debut, The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg. If you haven’tRead more…

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Out This Week 1/8 + 1/15

2016 is off to a slow start for music, so we’ve combined the past two weeks of new releases. One undeniable highlight is the final album from the late, legendary David Bowie, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it his first No. 1 album ever. KEXP Music Director Don YatesRead more…

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Review Revue: David Bowie w/Queen Latifah – “Fame 90″

Bowie. What more can I say? I certainly don’t have anything to add to the conversation that hasn’t been shared much more eloquently a thousand times already. (Including, I’m sure, a thousand or more versions of the preceding sentence.) A huge loss has occurred, but it’s been inspiring to see the outpouring of love andRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Friends and Fans Pay Tribute to David Bowie

The world is waking up to the terrible news: iconic artist David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after an 18-month-long battle with cancer. KEXP DJs and listeners have been sharing their stories, feelings, and memories on-air all day, and on social media, Bowie’s friends and admirers have been doing the same.Read more…

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