Tag Archives: John Grant

Live Video: John Grant at Iceland Airwaves 2013

KEXP staffers aren’t the only Americans to fall under the ethereal spell of Iceland: when musician John Grant played the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in 2011, he liked it so much, he decided to stay! Performing songs from the album he recorded there, his sophomore release Pale Green Ghosts, Grant looked right at home amongstRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Since Kim Deal left, iconic band The Pixies have had a public struggle trying to replace her. And in a recent interview with Brooklyn Vegan, drummer David Lovering acknowledges that Deal is irreplaceable: “Basically, no-one can replace Kim Deal. It would be impossible to do.” Kim Shattuck of the Muffs was initially brought in asRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as votedRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 3: John Grant

Opening our final day of the KEXP broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves is singer-songwriter John Grant. Though he is currently based in Iceland, he is one of only two American acts featured on this year’s broadcast. Grant first gained notoriety as the lead singer of Denver-based shoegaze/alt-country band The Czars. When theRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013: Day 3 begins!

Today, we finish our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with another excellent day of exclusive live performances at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. Starting out the day is American singer-songwriter John Grant, who’s been living in Iceland for the past couple of years, followed by an all Icelandic cast. Friday, November 1st 06:00AM PST –Read more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 379 - Iceland Airwaves 2013 Preview

KEXP is back in Iceland this week, broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. On Wednesday, October 30, through Friday, November 1, we present 15 bands live on air, including Moses Hightower, Emilíana Torrini, Ásgeir, John Grant, Pétur Ben, Mono Town and many others. (See the full broadcast schedule here.) To get youRead more...

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Big Gay Podcast 2013: Share the Love

Never underestimate the power of sharing music. Songs and artists with something to say can shape so much: identity, politics, political identity, identity politics... you catch my drift. When I was a teenager, just coming to terms with my homosexuality, the mix tapes my adult friends Steve and Robert made for me pointed toward different,Read more...

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Song of the Day: John Grant - GMF (Greatest Living Creature)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 “GMF (Greatest Living Creature)” byRead more...

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Out This Week 5/14

While we’re all waiting for the warm weather to officially take hold (we’ve been given an enticingly cruel taste of it here in Northwest), Vampire Weekend has created the perfect summer album to fuel your anticipation. At times wistfully nostalgic, percolatingly peppy and even fiercely energetic, Modern Vampires of the City is undoubtedly one ofRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3

On the final day of our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves ’11, we featured a selection of the excellent non-Icelandic bands performing the festival. Oklahoma band Other Lives took to the intimate space of the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik first and proved to be one of the most well suited bands at the festival with theirRead more...

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