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Wednesday Music News

That David Byrne is unstoppable. The influential icon was just in town, launching a run of his musical Here Lies Love at the Seattle Repertory Theater (watch an exclusive KEXP interview about it here). And now, upon his return home, he’s announced a “music-related variety show” to held for one night only at the TownRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Music of Pop Con 2017

From April 20 to April 23, MoPOP hosted their annual Pop Conference, uniting writers, academics, and musicians for a weekend of uninhibited music geekery. This year’s conference provided visitors with a nearly overwhelming number of panels, roundtables, and performances to choose from. Rock crit don Greil Marcus talked about The Mekons, activist and writer dream hampton discussed politicsRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Goldfrapp

The pioneering British project fronted by Alison Goldfrapp and accompanied by producer Will Gregory, Goldfrapp debuted in 2000 with their landmark trip-hop album Felt Mountain and have steadily evolved their cinematic blend of propulsive electro-pop and sophisticated ambient-pop over the past 17 years. Hot on the heels of releasing their new seventh album, Silver Eye,Read more…

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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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