Tag Archives: David Byrne

KEXP Suggests: Pop Conference 2017 at MoPOP

If we music lovers crave new ways to listen, then music writers lend us new ears. Lucky for us, many of the country’s greatest music writers will descend on Seattle Center to share fresh perspectives on familiar tunes during MoPOP’s annual Pop Conference, which runs today, April 20, through Sunday, April 23. Like its own festival forRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: David Byrne on Here Lies Love

Back in 2010, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim collaborated on the concept album and “disco musical” Here Lies Love, which tells the story of former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. Following award-winning runs in New York, London, and Adelaide, Australia, the project has now arrived in Seattle, with performances running through May 28thRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Contemporary Color

Contemporary Color (Directed by Bill & Turner Ross, USA, 2016, 96 minutes) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 26th at 9:00 PM – Majestic Bay Cinema Saturday, May 28th at 8:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Monday, May 30th at 1:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian I don’t know about you, but when I was in highRead 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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Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 4/28

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 28th Late Show with David Letterman: Aloe Blacc The Late Late Show with CraigRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sharon Van Etten has revealed more details about her forthcoming third album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. A press release declares, “It is clear from Are We There‘s opening chords, we are witnessing a new awareness, a sign of Van Etten in full stride, writing, producing and performing from a placeRead more…

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Monday Music News

The Pixies have a video for “Andro Queen” from their most recent release, EP-1 – although what’s happening in the video is uncertain. Two bands seem to be performing and there is a girl dancing, or just walking, as well as several tiger masks and a tiger lamp. Even if you can’t make heads orRead more…

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Bonnaroo 2013: Sunday

In long distance running, there’s a term for a moment near the end of a race where a runner’s mental resolve breaks down: “The wall”. Sunday at Bonnaroo is that wall. If they were able to break through on Sunday morning, there were still plenty of things to see and do all day, but ifRead more…

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