Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National curated the compilation Day of the Dead, a whopping 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead. Today, NW-via-NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a video to go with their rendition of the 1978 track “Shakedown Street.” Directed by theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following his stunning participation in A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Month of Song at Benaroya Hall last month, L.A. punk legend John Doe shares a video for the track “A Little Help,” which, incidentally, gets a little help from Chan Marshall aka Cat Power. Doe explains, “There is beauty & simplicity in hardRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/23

The Dead have come back to life with Day of the Dead. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “This mammoth 59 song, 5 and a ½ hour long tribute to the Grateful Dead was put together and produced by The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner as a benefit for the Red Hot organization and theirRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On May 20, Day Of The Dead, an extensive, six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album will be released. Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have been the driving force behind the collection, which features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Local Native, and many more. Last night, The National performed The Dead’sRead more…

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Funky Drummer Day: 24 Drummers, 24 Interviews Part One

In honor of Funky Drummer Day, local musician and journalist Trent Moorman has graciously shared interviews he’s done for The Stranger and Vice Magazine for 24 Drummers, 24 Interviews, a four-part series here on the KEXP Blog! Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for Funky Drummer Day itself! KEXPRead 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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Video Roundup: Flag Day

237 years ago, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that adopted the flag of the United States on June 14. Today, we celebrate the Stars and Stripes with a video playlist all about flags. From flags Black to Wild, here are some songs we’ve flagged as part of a Flag Day soundtrack for ourRead more…

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Video Roundup: You’d Be a Fool

It saddens us to report that as of this post we are abandoning our indie music format for a more commercially viable Top 40 radio format. Just kidding! Happy April Fool’s Day, everybody. John Richards just shared a few of his favorite Fool’s Day songs in Friday on My Mind, but seeing as how todayRead more…

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The National Curating Grateful Dead Covers Album

The National are no strangers to compilation albums — members Bryce and Aaron Dessner curated 2009’s Dark Was The Night, a benefit record for AIDS charity Red Hot that featured contributions from indie all-stars all over the map, including David Byrne, Arcade Fire, Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Andrew Bird, The New Pornographers, The Decemberists, IronRead more…

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Live Review: Garotas Suecas @ Bumbershoot 9/6

Monday 2.15pm Fisher Green Stage With a name that sounds like but definitely does not mean “Garroting Suckers,” Sao Paulo’s finest Swedish Girls (that’s their name in Portuguese) could easily be mistaken for a nihilistic hardcore band. But once the five-guys-and-one-girl six-piece take to the stage, there’s absolutely no way of mistaking them for anyRead more…

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