Tag Archives: Jason Molina

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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Song of the Day: Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Farewell Transmission” by Songs:Read more...

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Monday Music News

In honor of the late Jason Molina, Graveface Records has announced the release of a tribute album (due out on April 23). Weary Engine Blues has an impressive roster of singer/songwriters -including John Vanderslice, Will Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy), Phil Elverum (The Microphones), Mark Kozelek, and many more. All of the profits made from theRead more...

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Monday Music News

Jason Molina of Magnolia Electric Co. and Songs: Ohia has passed away. Sadly, Molina died on Saturday as a result of organ failure. According to his family, he had been in and out of rehab due to his struggle with alcoholism since 2011. His final release was last summer’s Autumn Bird Songs. It is alwaysRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week, Part 2

As we mentioned in yesterday’s LATTW, it’s a week for giving, for supporting the causes and the people you care about, and there are many right now worthy of your concern. Another benefit show going on this week, tonight actually, is “What Comes after the Blues,” a tribute to Jason Molina, the principle songwriter ofRead more...

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