Tag Archives: Gary Numan

Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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Viafucked: A KEXP Video Roundup for the Seattle Viaduct Closure

It has begun: as of midnight last night, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now closed for two weeks while the Highway 99 tunnel machine “Bertha” burrows below. If you haven’t endured the results of the closure yet, get ready, as statistics state 90,000 drivers and 30,000 transit riders are being displaced. You can “strive notRead more…

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KEXP Donors Highlights of 2015

One of the best things about being part of commercial-free KEXP is when you hear from other music lovers about why they choose to support KEXP with their financial contributions. With the end of the year (and your last chance to donate in 2015) just hours away, it seems appropriate to share a few ofRead more…

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Live Review: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Saturday

Saturday in Asheville was much warmer than Friday, which was good not only because it meant that festgoers didn’t have to bundle up every time they moved between venues, but also because Saturday was much higher in energy. Leading up to Nine Inch Nails’ highly anticipated headline performance were an electronic music pioneer, an orchestralRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013

Electronic music’s second massive wave of popularity is in full swing. For the first time since disco, Top 40 music is far more influenced by modern dance trends than traditional R&B or rock elements. By and large, the highest paid DJs do better than the highest paid rappers. After being critically beloved darlings for overRead more…

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Live Video: Gary Numan @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

“Nine Inch Numan” — it was a comment left on the KEXP Facebook page, and echoed among the audience from our Bumbershoot Music Lounge session. Who knew synthpop pioneer Gary Numan had taken such a darker, more industrial turn in his later career! Even his 1979 new wave hit “Cars” took on a harder toneRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1

Saturday’s Bumbershoot festivities got the 2013 season off to a great start. With the turnout highlight of the day going to rising Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and with a three way tie for most dancing going to !!!, Charles Bradley, and Crystal Castles, the day was an eclectic bunch of gems. Being one of theRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Gary Numan

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Our fourth guest in the KEXP Bumbershoot Music Lounge today kicked things off with some great tunes and a whole lot of nostalgia. Gary Numan pioneered his way through the late 70s and into the 80s with an electronic sound unlike any other. Part goth, part new-wave, partRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Bumbershoot 2013

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. Tomorrow, the 2013 edition of the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival will be taking place through Monday at the Seattle Center. BumbershootRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 – Saturday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more…

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