Tag Archives: Joseph Arthur

Live Video: Joseph Arthur

Originally, he didn’t want to do it, but Joseph Arthur was eventually convinced to record Lou, a full album of songs by his friend and mentor, the late Lou Reed. Reluctant to turn the modern legend’s memory into “an opportunity”, Joseph Arthur approached the songs cautiously, simply, and unplugged — as opposite as he couldRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ‘til 2015, but we’re missingRead more...

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Live Video: Joseph Arthur

It seemed so daunting when Joseph Arthur first talked about The Ballad of Boogie Christ during an in-studio session two years ago. Back then, he thought it might be a potential rock musical or even a “rock opera” about a man who was either enlightened or insane, and it was either going to be aboutRead more...

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Live Around Town

This week of live performances kicks off Monday with Joseph Arthur at the Triple Door and Pony Time, Burnt Ones, Stickers and Detective Agency at Chop Suey. If you can’t make it out Monday, Tuesday has some fantastic gigs, including Quadron, Nolle Durham, Seattle Soul and J-Justice at Nectar. Or if a more intimate settingRead more...

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Out This Week 6/11

Florida band Surfer Blood couldn’t wait until summer to release their anticipated sophomore album of poppy, surf-influenced indie rock, but that’s just as well, as Pythons takes a relatively darker turn. Our Music Director, Don Yates, praises the new album for its “more polished and streamlined sound” and its “cleaner, more straightforward guitar lines, lessRead more...

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Live Video: RNDM

Are bands really “side projects” when they sound this good? All members of RNDM are best known for other work, but with their debut, Acts, and a kicking live show, that may very well change. NYC based singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur has been insanely prolific as a solo artist since his 1997 debut, releasing nine albumsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

A little over a week after the release of their third LP A Fragrant World, Yeasayer has put out a video for the album’s track “Longevity.” Watch lead singer Chris Keating age quickly throughout the course of the song before devolving completely into an eyeless skeleton (highly reminiscent of Gus Fring’s final moments) in theRead more...

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Friday Music News

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has released the video for his track “Only In My Dreams” off of the brand new Mature Themes album. The lo-fi video, which stars Ariel Pink himself stumbling through a series of dream dates, ,autographing copies of Mature Themes, and hanging out with a mime was directed by Travis Peterson. CheckRead more...

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Interview: Joseph Arthur in Redemption City

Between his visual art and music, Joseph Arthur has always been a proverbial fountain of creative energy. His albums -- since the release of his 1997 debut, Big City Secrets, on Peter Gabriel’s Real World label -- have flowed steadily at a rate of at least one every couple of years, dotted by a handfulRead more...

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Live Video: Joseph Arthur

A long time friend of KEXP, Joseph Arthur has been one of our most frequent guests live in our studio since he first performed here for his acclaimed 2002 album, Redemption’s Son. Over the years, he’s performed with one of his other groups, Fistful of Mercy, and for several KEXP benefits, including one of ourRead more...

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