Tag Archives: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Out This Week 3/23

Spring is springing with excellent new releases, including the highly-anticipated debut (of sorts!) from Melbourne, Australia artist Courtney Barnett. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a masterful set that improves upon her promising early releases with even sharper songwriting and a more urgent and confident sound. The diverse set of songs ranges fromRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The fabulous Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are back with their latest garage-rock freak-out Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, out March 24th via Mom + Pop. The boys go drag in this John Waters-inspired video for the track “Betty Vs. The NYPD”, directed by Michael Lavine. Check it out below, and tune inRead more…

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Monday Music News

Has it really been 23 years since the last Pixies album? On April 29th, the influential band end the streak with the release of Indie Cindy via their own Pixiesmusic label. The full-length compiles the previously-released EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3, all recorded without founding member Kim Deal. Stream the whole dang thing below. [The Guardian]

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012. You can see what our listeners voted for as their Top Albums of 2012 here. Cody ChesnuTT at our CMJ broadcast at CMJ Union NYC, 10/17/12// photo credit: Benjamin Mobley (more photos) Michele’s 2012 Top Ten Albums Greetings musicRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Corin Tucker’s latest album Kill My Blues came out today and the former Sleater-Kinney leader has also put out the video for the album track “Neskowin,” starring two teenage girls exploring the early days of punk in the hazy and golden 70’s. Check out the video, which also features Corin as X-Ray Specs (or theRead more…

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Live Video: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

With a name like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, who could go wrong? But thankfully for all of us, these New Yorkers deserve the name. After all, they’ve been blowing our minds for over 20 years. With a ten LPs, a large collection of EPs and B-sides compilations and countless singles, Spencer and his band ofRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

On this day to remember a great man who spoke out against injustice and for the necessity of fairness and civil liberty, it’s hard to think of a more fitting opportunity to introduce a new video by another outspoken voice of the black community, Gil Scott-Heron. Now at 60, the poet and songwriter is asRead more…

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