Tag Archives: Elvis Costello

Live Review: Elvis Costello at Paramount Theatre 4/26/15

Elvis Costello was in fine form at his solo show at The Paramount Theatre on Sunday night. The very nearly sold-out crowd was abuzz with anticipation, and there was a palpable sense that this was going to be a special event. The stage was dressed with several guitars, a piano, a high backed chair offRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 4/20

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 20th: Late Show with David Letterman: The Waterboys Jimmy Kimmel Live: Matt & KimRead more…

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Lonely Forest, Elvis Costello, The Both, The Afghan Whigs, and Mavis Staples

The Lonely Forest – 3:30 p.m. The Lonely Forest played its last ever show (before heading on hiatus) on a drizzly, gray Saturday afternoon to a medium-sized crowd of local fans and their hometown following from Anacortes, and it couldn’t have been any more fitting. Emotional, but never overbearing, the band certainly acknowledged that the bandRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Bumbershoot 2014

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. It’s time for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premiere music and arts festival. The fest is set to take over Seattle Center for three daysRead more…

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Friday Music News

Lana Del Rey unexpectedly cancelled last night’s appearance on The Late Show at the last minute, but luckily for David Letterman, Elvis Costello was able to swoop in and save the show. Being the brilliant musician that he is, Costello only needed himself, his guitar, and a brand new song he wrote the night beforeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Philideplia indie rockers The War on Drugs have been touring to support their recently released album, Last in the Dream. During their shows, the band has been covering John Lennon‘s song “Mind Games.” Now you can listen to a recording of the cover from a March 20th show in New York City, below. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Late last month, we shared news about the upcoming Sharon Van Etten album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. Today, you can stream a track from that release, the smoldering single “Taking Chances.” [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Cut Copy released their new single in the most novel way I’ve heard in a long time — at Pitchfork, you could claim a vinyl copy of the single as long as you were one of the first 120 to arrive. The one-sided record was then cut and pressed before you, and engraved with theRead more…

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Video Roundup: It’s (Maybe) The End Of The World As We Know It

NASA thinks otherwise, but according to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, the world will end today. Even if the Mayans couldn’t rightly predict their own demise, who knows? We may have only one more day left on Earth. If that’s the case, we’re going out swinging! All day, KEXP DJs are playing songs to soundtrackRead more…

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