Tag Archives: Fucked Up

Live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during CHBP: Part 3

Here are the final four sessions that we haven’t show you yet from KEXP’s broadcast from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party. Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up played a short, shirtless, shredding set on Friday; local backwoods roots faves The Cave Singers stomped the stage on Sunday; while veryRead more...

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Fucked Up

Hardcore punkers Fucked Up have ridden a steady stream of hype and good fortune since their second album, the universally lauded The Chemistry of the Common Life, winner of the 2009 Polaris Prize. The band’s reputation as a hyper-frenetic destruction machine is well-documented, including two disastrous sets at MTV Live that caused over $2000 inRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party Day 1 Begins

We are here broadcasting live from the Caffe Vita ‘Bean Room.’ Day 1 of the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party is about to begin with Toronto hardcore punk band Fucked Up, as a good-sized audience is beginning to materialize. After Fucked Up’s set, Seattle indie-folk band The Head and the Heart will take stage atRead more...

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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again -- for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Canada!

Today, July 1, is Canada Day, a celebration of all things Canadian. For those who need to brush up on their history, it was on this day in 1867 that saw the enactment of the British North America Act, which united the three British colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of CanadaRead more...

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Out This Week 1/26

Music fanatics everywhere can breathe once again as this week’s new releases promise only the most excellent albums to come in 2010. Prolific folk artist Stephin Merritt has created yet another masterwork with Magnetic Field’s new album, Realism. Releasing 19 albums in 19 years under several get-ups, Realism is as inspirational and instrumentally seductive asRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

On this day to remember a great man who spoke out against injustice and for the necessity of fairness and civil liberty, it’s hard to think of a more fitting opportunity to introduce a new video by another outspoken voice of the black community, Gil Scott-Heron. Now at 60, the poet and songwriter is asRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

The Polaris Music Prize Shortlist has just been announced, with KEXP favorites Fucked Up, Elliott Brood, Metric leading the way. You can check out the full list of candidates for the Canadian insider-voted contest here. Sub Pop has a new addition to their roster: the fuzzy and poppy Dum Dum Girls. The LA band isRead more...

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Oh, Messy Life: Three days of Coachella

Coachella Day One: Crystal Castles, Girl Talk, Morrissey, Paul McCartney, Genghis Tron I had flown back home from a school language trip to Sevilla, Espana two days before I left for Coachella. I spent the night in Indio before the show was supposed to begin and planned my route for the inevitably sweaty and funRead more...

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