Tag Archives: DEVO

Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2015

It’s Thankgiving, and chances are, you’ve already got your menu all planned out, right? Well, to help feed your musical appetite, KEXP is serving up a Video Roundup of delicious songs below. No need to loosen your belt; this playlist platter is calorie free! Listen along as you finish up in the kitchen, greet yourRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Human Highway at Northwest Film Forum 9/4 – 9/6

Filmed in the 1970s, premiered in select theaters in 1982, and now recut and travelling the festival circuit in 2015, Human Highway is widely regarded as one of the strangest, head-scratching films ever created. And now it’s come to the Pacific Northwest – this weekend, September 4th through 6th, Northwest Film Forum is screening the director’s cut of HumanRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Jon Spencer

NYC’s Jon Spencer is a veteran of the alternative music world, best-known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, in addition to playing a key role in Pussy Galore and Boss Hog. Hot on the heels of his killer new album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party, Spencer’s MidnightRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, June 23rd • Robyn Hitchcock at Columbia City Theatre // 21+ (more info) • Veruca Salt (original line-up) at The Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Acapulco Lips, Cobalt Cranes, VISION, Killer Ghost at The Lo-Fi // 21+ (more info) • World Party, Gabriel Kelley at The Triple Door // All Ages (moreRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Big Upcoming Seattle Shows!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We here in Seattle are very lucky in that we always have the opportunity to see amazingly talented musicians, both national andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of Devo, has died at age 61 from “conditions that lead to heart failure.” In 1972, Bob and his brother Gerald created one of the most famous bands of the New Wave era. Gerald said, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches withRead more…

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R.I.P. Bob Casale of Devo

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of influential new wave band Devo, sadly passed away on Monday at the age of 61 from health complications that led to heart failure. His brother and bandmate, Gerald Casale, left this statement on the band’s Facebook page: “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there inRead more…

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Review Revue: Devo – Oh, No! It’s Devo!

1980s KCMU veterans probably remember the Spud Wars of 1982 with crystal clarity. On the occasion of the release of the fifth studio album (and the fifth in as many years) from synth-weirdos Devo, the gang were starkly divided in its reaction. Many seemed to feel that the group had worn out its welcome, havingRead more…

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Friday Music News

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has released the video for his track “Only In My Dreams” off of the brand new Mature Themes album. The lo-fi video, which stars Ariel Pink himself stumbling through a series of dream dates, ,autographing copies of Mature Themes, and hanging out with a mime was directed by Travis Peterson. CheckRead more…

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