Tag Archives: J. Mascis

KEXP Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Tom Petty

In the weeks since Tom Petty‘s sudden death, dozens of musicians have honored the rocker by covering his songs. The breadth and depth of these tributes is awe-inspiring: Sure, artists have gravitated toward the hits — “American Girl,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’” — but musicians haveRead more…

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SMooCH 2016 Rocks, Helps Raise $3 Million for Sick and Needy Kids

This year’s SMooCH benefit was a huge success, bringing in more than $3 for uncompensated care. The feel-good fundraising concert also boasted one of the best single-night lineups of the year. A cold, damp Saturday night made the red-lit, warm Showbox at the Market all the more inviting. But the sold-out VIP crowd would certainlyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s been five years since she’s toured the States, but who knows how long it’s been since she’s been to Seattle? That all changes in 2017 as PJ Harvey embarks on a North American tour in support of The Hope Six Demolition Project. A press release states she’ll be joined by an impressive 10-piece band,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Our girl Grimes always does the unexpected, and that’s just part of the reason why we love her. Today, she has released not one, not two, but SEVEN new videos for tracks from her latest LP, Art Angels. The clips were created by Grimes, her brother, Mac Boucher, and her best friend, HANA, during aRead more…

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Nevermind25: From the EMP Museum Oral Histories Archive

Nirvana’s groundbreaking album Nevermind celebrates its 25th anniversary on September 24th, and KEXP is commemorating the iconic album all this week with special interviews, giveaways, web stories, and more. Our neighbors at the EMP Museum have generously opened their vaults to us, sharing these stories from the EMP Museum Oral Histories Archive. Bruce Pavitt, co-founderRead more…

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Monday Music News

As the music world reels from the news of Alan Vega’s passing, several fans have shared cover versions of Suicide songs online. Check out Win Butler of Arcade Fire‘s take on the 1979 single “Dream Baby Dream” below, shared under his DJ Windows 98 name, and MGMT‘s resurrection of Vega’s 1983 track “Goodbye Darling.” DevonRead more…

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Monday Music News

Electropop pixie Grimes delivers another eye-popping video from her most recent full-length, Art Angels, out now on 4AD. Watch the clip for “California” directed by Grimes herself and her brother, Mac. Watch out for cameo appearances from Purity Ring’s Megan James, HANA, Born Gold, model Eric Cheng, and Mac, too. [Consequence of Sound]

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Thursday Music News

As we mentioned in yesterday’s News Round-up, Dinosaur Jr. celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album with a seven-night residency at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. During the week, Kurt Vile came out to join them as a special guest, and last night, Dino Jr frontman J Mascis returned the favor, backing Vile during aRead more…

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Monday Music News

Aw man, not again! On Friday night, after The Replacements‘ performance at Primavera Porto in Barcelona, Spain, frontman Paul Westerberg said it would be the last time they’d play together. (The band first formed in 1979, and first broke up in 1991, before their 2012 reunion.) Westerberg told the audience the band had skipped soundcheckRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Ugh, not again: another beloved local musician has been the victim of theft. Producer/musician extraordinaire Erik Blood had his South Seattle studio robbed yesterday. He reports on Facebook, “The thieves attempted to remove the door to the studio, but were only able to pry it open a small amount, hence the lack of items missing,Read more…

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