Tag Archives: Elliott Smith

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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Thursday News Comes Alive

On their website, Belle and Sebastian have announced the title of their new album — Belle and Sebastian Write About Love — and are asking fans to write the name of the album somewhere in chalk or in “something non-permanent” and upload either the photo or video evidence of it on the band’s Flickr pool.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Elliott Smith – Cecelia/Amanda

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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. Each and every Friday, we deliver songs by local artists. Today‚Äôs selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

We’re sorry to report that Chris Feinstein, bassist and vocalist for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, has passed away. Apparently, the 42-year-old was found at home in Manhattan. The cause of death is still unreleased. Beyond the Cardinals, Feinstein has worked with Moby, Santigold, Albert Hammond Jr., and many others.

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Fall 2009 Countdown: Best Local Band?

Our online poll is still open for you to VOTE for the most radical music on the planet! Everyday, KEXP will countdown an awesome music theme for the Fall Membership Drive, ranging from the best album ever made to the most killer music scene. One of the questions you’ll be asked is what is theRead more…

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4th of July Video Roundup

Happy 4th of July, everybody! Here’s a quick roundup of Independence Day related songs (and some not so much) to watch before you fire up the BBQ, head out to view the fireworks, or whatever else you may be doing on this day (just please don’t lose a finger!): Jimi Hendrix playing the National Anthem:Read more…

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