Tag Archives: David Byrne

Album Review: Jherek Bischoff – Composed

Seattle composer Jherek Bischoff has quite an impressive list of accomplishments on his musical CV. A full-time member of the local experimental band The Dead Science, Bischoff has toured with Xiu Xiu, been a producer and arranger for Jason Webley and The Paranthetical Girls, worked with the likes of Los Campesinos and Past Lives, putRead more…

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Best Coast have finally created a video to go along with the title track single off their new album The Only Place. The song itself is an unapologetic love poem written to California, so naturally, the video is only more so. Bethany Consentino and Bob Bruno will melt your hearts on the beach, in theRead more…

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Under African Skies

Under African Skies Directed by Joe Berlinger (USA/South Africa 2012, 101 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown At the core of this documentary about the recording of the Graceland album by Paul Simon and whole batches of cherished South African musicalRead more…

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Friday Music News

Apparently, actress Charlize Theron made singer Florence Welch bawl her eyes out.  But in a good way.  Florence & the Machine recently divulged details about a new track they contributed for the upcoming movie, Snow White and the Huntsman.  Find out more here. Michael Franti is currently whittling down the 35 some-odd songs into what will ultimatelyRead more…

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R.I.P. Whitney Houston

By now, you’ve most likely heard about the sad passing of Whitney Houston on every news outlet and social media network. Although you’re unlikely to hear Whitney Houston directly on KEXP, her influence was undeniable and widespread. Even the most jaded hipsters may count her songs and albums as a core part of their earlyRead more…

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David Byrne Settles Lawsuit Against Former Florida Governor

Last year, David Byrne swept into court against former Florida governor Charlie Crist after Crist used Talking Heads‘ “Road to Nowhere” in an online campaign ad without permission or licenses. Crist removed the ad promptly, but Byrne pursued, seeking a million dollars from the Senate candidate. Now, Byrne has posted on his website that heRead more…

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Thursday News Lowdown

Andy Hummel, the bassist for Big Star, died Monday at the age of 59 after years of battling cancer. This is only four months after the passing of Big Star’s frontman Alex Chilton passing away in March. Our thoughts go out to Hummel’s family. Read more about him here.

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Scribes Sounding Off: David Byrne and the Dadaist Disco of Song and Circumstance

“The world is a song,” but as most artists know, to sing it requires periods of intense preparation. This is a book about that for those who enjoy the Talking Heads-deep back catalogue concert documentary Ride, Rise, Roar at SIFF this year and his enthusiastic appearance in Beyond Ipanema, and yearn for more exposition fromRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

A reunited Soundgarden was spotted in Ballard on Friday evening, posing for a photo shoot, which, according to a tipster on My Ballard blog was for Spin Magazine. The band is headlining Lollapalooza in August. Could another Seattle show be in the works?

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