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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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SIFF “Face the Music” reviews: Beyond Ipanema

Beyond Ipanema directed by Guto Barra (Brazil, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: May 30, 2010 9:00 PM, SIFF Cinema May 29, 2010 1:00 PM, SIFF Cinema May 31, 2010 5:00 PM, Kirkland Performance Center

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Ride, Rise, Roar

Ride, Rise, Roar directed by David Hillman Curtis (USA, 87minutes) Festival Screenings: May 28, 2010 9:30 PM, SIFF Cinema May 29, 2010 1:30 PM, SIFF Cinema June 3, 2010 9:15 PM, Everett Performing Arts Center

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Out This Week 4/6

Spring is in the air and with it comes a bounty of new releases proliferating on record store shelves, and you’re not going to want to wait until Record Store Day (on April 17) to pick these up! Jónsi debuts his solo project with Go, a collection of nine songs he wrote over the yearsRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that songwriter/frontman Alex Chilton, of Big Star and other bands, passed away yesterday in New Orleans at the age of 59. He began his career when he was just 16 years old as the lead singer of the Box Tops. They had a No. 1 hit with “The Letter” inRead more...

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