Tag Archives: Elliott Smith

Wednesday Music News

A documentary about beloved singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is scheduled to make its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5th. Director Nickolas Rossi describes the film as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” Titled Heaven Adores You, the film features unreleased songs and rare footage,Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Baltimore duo Wye Oak will release their next album, Shriek, on April 29 through Merge, and you can check out the track “The Tower” below. The twosome have also released a batch of US tour dates — no Seattle show yet — and in a press release, frontwoman Jenn Wasner states they’ll donate $2 fromRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Classic Rock

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Fresh of their 2012 release Reign of Terror, ear splitting power-pop outfit Sleigh Bells have teamed up with the fast fingered hip hop producer AraabMuzik for a fall U.S. tour. In their very first tweet ever (one tweet, over 36,000 followers...), Sleigh Bells predicts “It’s gonna be dope.” We concur. Kill Rock Stars has hasRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Having dubbed August “Elliott Smith Month,” Kill Rock Stars is celebrating what would have been Elliott Smith’s 43rd birthday by releasing a series of rare tracks from the singer-songwriter’s recording sessions with the label. The first release is an alternative take of “Alameda” off his 1997 album Either/Or. In addition to the unreleased tracks, KRSRead more...

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Video Roundup: Lucky Thirteen!

Today’s your lucky day! Although Friday the 13th is known to be a day of unfortunate accidents, faux pas, and all around unhappy occurrences that we chalk up to “bad luck,” as any gambler knows, luck can turn on a dime. Gathered here in this video roundup are songs that we hope will change yourRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

While peaceful sit-in protesters continue to be brutalized by police officers during the Occupy Wall Street protests, there’s been no shortage of support from the music industry. Live protest performances have been delivered by Jeff Mangum, Talib Kweli, Tom Morello, and Crosby Stills and Nash, and appearances have been made by everyone from Kanye WestRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Soul singer Mavis Staples recently appeared at this year’s Pickathon, but her star power continues to impress, this time bringing a guest onstage in Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler, for San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival. Butler joined Staples’ band on guitar and backing vocals for a rendition of “The Weight.” Watch video from the concert below:

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Monday News Roundup

The week begins with the sad passing of 68-year-old Alphonso “Fonce” Mizell, member of The Corporation (a group of writer-producers who created many early hits for the Jackson 5, among others) and cofounder of Sky High Productions (with his brother Larry). When Motown moved to Los Angeles, the Mizell brothers teamed up with trumpet playerRead more...

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Live Review: Fences @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sunday 6.45pm EMP Sky Church The quote “Forever Bummed” on Fences’ MySpace page may give you some clue as to what to expect from local singer-songwriter Chris Mansfield and his musical leanings. His songs probably aren’t going to be used to sell candy or chocolate milk anytime soon; instead they’re jaded, melancholy, intensely personal affairs.Read more...

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