Tag Archives: James Blake

Monday Music News

Congratulations to local hip-hop heroes Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who were nominated last Friday for the 56th Grammy Awards in seven categories, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. James Blake also received a nomination for Best New Artist, and Daft Punk racked up four nominations, including Album ofRead more…

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Live Review: James Blake with Nosaj Thing @ Showbox SODO 11/20/2013

“Every time they scream I stop. You think they’d see a pattern.” James Blake wants the Showbox SODO to shut up. It’s the last song of his set and him and his bandmates are trying to recreate the beautiful, gospel style a cappella song, “Measurements,” but they can’t get through the first four lines. “PleaseRead more…

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Live Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 10/19-10/20

words by Kat Metrovich / photos by Victoria Holt and Stacy Cornett. While KEXP was in NYC for CMJ, a few of us (Stacy, Victoria and Kat) headed to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival. This was the seventh year SF’s Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment put this two day party together, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Congratulations to James Blake for winning the 2013 Mercury Prize award yesterday. As previously reported on the KEXP Blog, he had some stiff competition against Arctic Monkeys, Savages, David Bowie, Disclosure, Laura Marling, Foals, among others. Watch video from his Spring 2013 KEXP session here. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr, has shared an outstanding tribute to late rock star Lou Reed, of The Velvet Underground, who passed away on Sunday. Twin Shadow used this week’s offering of his “Under the CVRS” series to pay his respects to Reed’s outstanding career with a cover of his song “Perfect Day.” It’sRead more…

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Monday Music News

One voice that has definitely not been heard in the open letter to Miley Cyrus ballgame is Sufjan Stevens — but don’t worry, because he has finally voiced an opinion. His main advice: embrace grammar! Finding delicacy and delight in the present perfect continuous tense, Sufjan encourages the musician to continue her “Present. Perfect. Continuous.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s hard to believe that there can be room for improvement when it comes to James Blake‘s music. Apparently Blake himself wasn’t 100 percent sold on his song “Life Round Here” and he said, “I never really felt the track was finished, even when it went on the album, I just felt there was thisRead more…

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Live Video: James Blake

English post-dubstep engineer James Blake came to Seattle last month for an excellent show at the Neptune in support of widely acclaimed new record Overgrown. The same day, he stopped by the KEXP studio for a four song session with Cheryl Waters. Below, we have videos of Blake’s entire performance, drawing from the new recordRead more…

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Live Review: James Blake w/ FaltyDL @ Neptune 4/23/13

After playing an excellent lunchtime set live on KEXP, British dub pioneer James Blake moved down to the Neptune for a sold out gig in support of new record Overgrown. Fans were lined up more than an hour before the show and the place packed out quickly once doors were open, and all for goodRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more…

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