Tag Archives: Janelle Monae

Out This Week 9/10

The kids may be off to school but former teen group Arctic Monkeys is all grown up. Now on their fifth full-length, out this week, the British-born, LA-based band have left behind any brattiness for what our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a slower, thicker and more atmospheric rock sound, while also adding more R&B,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

As the release date of Nirvana‘s 20th Anniversary reissue of In Utero approaches (September 24), we are being offered little morsels to get us pumped. For the first time ever, the director’s cut of Anton Corbjin’s video for “Heart Shaped Box” is available online. It can be streamed at EW.com now. Watch the original videoRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s only been, what, 9 years? And the Pixies have a new track! Titled “Bagboy” and with a video that shows exactly how the titular bag boy has fun in life, the track is round-about kicker. “I get no satisfaction from your recent sightings” the song goes, before the guitars jump in with an off-kilterRead more…

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Friday Music News

Iron & Wine, aka Sam Beam, has graced us with a brand new song written especially for the upcoming movie, The Lone Ranger. “Rattling Bone” has a rugged and laid-back style that fits a western like a pair of skin tight Levis. The films soundtrack will also feature tracks from Lucinda Williams, Iggy Pop, andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

In case you were otherwise occupied on Record Store Day, the powers of YouTube are here to save the day. Luckily, the new single from LA indie rockers Best Coast was uploaded for the world’s unlimited listening pleasure. The beachy “Fear Of My Identity” showcases Bethany Cosentino’s lovely voice and has an instantly addictive chorus.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

From pop to funk and R&B, Prince is a musician of many genres. I have to say, this raw and amped up version of his hit “Let’s Go Crazy” fits him like a glove. He has four shows planned in two nights (April 18 and 19) at Shoebox and if this six minutes of instrumentalRead more…

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Monday Morning News Fix

The EMP is one of the crown jewels of our fair city (architecturally anyway), but the majority of Seattleites probably haven’t been there more than once or twice. Next year, once or twice will become twice or thrice, as a new Nirvana exhibit called Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses will be installed and willRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Janelle Monáe

Greetings KEXP Friends. Michele Myers here. Each week on my Saturday Afternoon Show (3-6pm) I choose a favorite artist and play 3 songs from them and tell you their story.  Once in a while you hear a new artist who is simply ON FIRE.  Janelle Monáe is one of those.

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