Tag Archives: Dinosaur Jr.

Boys Don’t Cry: KEXP’s Robert Smith Birthday Video Roundup

10:15 on a Thursday morning, and today happens to be the birthday of Robert Smith, godfather of goth (even though he hates that term) and legendary frontman of The Cure. It’s hard to believe, but The Cure will be here Memorial Day weekend, headlining the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Throughout his forty year music career,Read more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

John Grant shares a video from his third full-length, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, out now via Partisan. Watch the clip for “Down Here” below, directed by Lisa Gunning. In a press release, Gunning says, “I’d been wanting to make a video for John for a long time so when he sent me ‘Down Here’ itRead more…

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Review Revue: Dinosaur Jr. – Bug

Can you believe I’ve been doing this here blog series for 8 years now? I can’t even believe blogs have existed for 8 years. I could practically start posting albums that were new back when I started, if only this back-and-forth review culture that was so active in the ’80s and early ’90s were stillRead 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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Song of the Day: J Mascis – Every Morning

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Every Morning” by J MascisRead more…

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Saturday, Part 1 – The Flaming Lips, TV on the Radio, Dinosaur Jr., METZ, Young the Giant, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival triumphantly returns this year for the first time since 2008. This year, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud to provide coverage through photos and summaries all weekend. This weekend at Pemberton, we getRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

As a constantly evolving artist, Ahmed Gallab, better known as Sinkane, is not afraid to play around with different types of sound. His newest offering “Hold Tight” is a definite departure from his usual afrobeat style. It’s impossible to ignore the Sade-like quality of Gallab’s falsetto when paired with this soulful, slow-burning R&B flow. Sinkane’sRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The darkwave music project of Wesley Eisold, Cold Cave, has released a new single from the two-track EP Oceans With No End. True to Eisold’s style, “People are Poison” is a blend of pessimistic lyrics and raving synthesized percussion. The song even ends with the depressing sound of rainfall and, unless you possess the strongRead more…

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Thursday Music News

photo by Jim Bennett

The first of several videos we’d like to share with you this morning is Dinosaur Jr.‘s new clip for “Pierce the Morning Rain,” a cut from last year’s I Bet on Sky. The video stars actor James Urbaniak as a man obsessed with finding the perfect car stereo and comedian Maria Bamford as his concernedRead more…

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