Tag Archives: Jay-Z

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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Thursday News Roundup

While it may not directly concern the indie artists you’re used to hearing on KEXP, it’s worth mentioning that for the first time since 2004, music sales are up, and it’s primarily due to a digital purchasing boom of albums by artists such as Eminem, Beyonce, and Adele. Eminem’s 2010 best-selling release Recovery recently madeRead more...

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Thursday News Meltdown

Interpol has announced that they will be returning to indie label Matador for their next album due out September 14. This will be the first album since bassist Carlos D has left the band and will be replaced with David Pajo from Slint. The band also announced that Brandon Curtis from Secret Machines will joinRead more...

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