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Midnight In A Perfect World: Brother Ali & Last Word

Minneapolis MC, community activist, and KEXP favorite Brother Ali has been a fixture within the hip-hop community for the past 17 years. He debuted on his long-time label Rhymesayers in the year 2000 with Rites Of Passage, the first of six studio albums that have showcased his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Have you ever wondered how to prove your undying loyalty to your favorite band? If the answer is year, The Kills have got you covered. Last month, the band asked fans for 15 participants to get tattoos of symbols inspired by each song for their album Ash & Ice. The call was easily answered andRead more…

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Friday Music News

Lana Del Rey unexpectedly cancelled last night’s appearance on The Late Show at the last minute, but luckily for David Letterman, Elvis Costello was able to swoop in and save the show. Being the brilliant musician that he is, Costello only needed himself, his guitar, and a brand new song he wrote the night beforeRead more…

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Out This Week 7/9

Since we’re celebrating Sub Pop 25th Anniversary, a.k.a. Silver Jubilee, this week, it’s fitting that one of their new signees should top this week’s list of new releases. Though the term does define him, Daughn Gibson is unlikely to be called a “singer-songwriter”, at least not in the traditional sense, the Carlile, PA artist createsRead more…

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Friday Music News

Last night, Beck finally performed his first concert of material from last year’s full sheet music album, Song Reader. Franz Ferdinand, the Staves, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jarvis Cocker, and so many more joined him on stage in London. Check out the performances below (click on the next link for more videos). [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Perhaps one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Coexist, the sophomore effort from the xx, is now streaming at NPR as part of the First Listen series ahead of its September 11th release date. The band played a sold-out show at the Showbox at the Market in July, and will return to Seattle to playRead more…

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Friday Music News

SXSW is seeing some odd last minute additions to the lineup. Next week, Jay-Z will be returning to Austin (he made a surprise performance last year for Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label) to play for American Express. The entire performance will be streamed live on the AmEx Youtube page here. So look for it 6pmRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s slowing down a little bit, but we’ve got a unique mix of shows to tell you about this week. All week long, Seattle Art Museum is hosting a unique exhibition by sculptor, urban planner, and performance artist Theaster Gates. Incorporating a vast array of disciplines, Gates’ solo exhibition at SAM will feature a collection ofRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Three people are reportedly dead after the collapse of yet another festival music stage, this time at Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival. Onstage were Smith Westerns, who tweeted “Stage collapsed max almost got crushed by the tress. I hope pukkelpop has insurance bc all our shit is broke.” and then, after realizing the extent of the damage,Read more…

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Thursday News Roundup

The Flaming Lips releasing a few new tracks isn’t exactly headline news. Wayne Coyne always seems to have something cooking, whether it’s a new album, new live recordings, an album of covers, or something else incredibly weird, borderline disturbing, and equally as cool. This falls under the “weird, borderline disturbing, and cool” category. The LipsRead more…

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