Tag Archives: Kendrick Lamar

TV Eye: Week of 2/20

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, February 20th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Stevie Wonder (R) The Late Show withRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since beloved Northwest singer/songwriter Elliott Smith released his now-classic LP Either/Or. For its anniversary, Kill Rock Stars is releasing an expanded reissue with live tracks from the 1997 Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia, WA, as well as previously unreleased tracks, like the one sharedRead more…

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Announcing the 2017 Coachella Music Festival Lineup

Yesterday, the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival line-up rolled out — this year’s headliners include Radiohead, Beyonce, and Kendrick Lamar as headliners, with Seattle’s own Tacocat, Car Seat Headrest, and The Head & the Heart also on the impressive bill. On the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23, at the Empire PoloRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Morgan

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last month, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor released his sophomore solo-album Piano. During a set at Manchester’s Granada Studios, Taylor performed a few tracks off the album as well as a cover of Prince‘s rare track “Old Friends 4 Sale.” It’s a beautiful rendition of a relatively unknown piece. [Stereogum]

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TV Eye: Week of 5/9

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 9th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Graham Nash The Late Show with StephenRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: The Big Pink

British outfit The Big Pink burst on the scene with their 2009 debut album, A Brief History Of Love, for 4AD, propelled by the massive pop single Dominos that showcased their widescreen fusion of rock, pop, and electronic styles. The band recently released their new EP, Empire Underground, signaling their first new music in threeRead more…

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In Stores Now 3/14

This past week, L.A. rapper Kendrick Lamar unleashed his latest, untitled unmastered, seemingly out of nowhere. The album consists of eight previously unreleased outtakes from his To Pimp A Butterfly recording sessions, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes “holds together remarkably well, combining an expansive, jazz-tinged, live-band hip hop sound with Lamar’s on-fire deliveryRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/4

Kendrick Lamar // photo credit: Matthew B. Thompson (view set) KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 4th: The Late ShowRead more…

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Friday Music News

Happy New Year! Last night, Kendrick Lamar decided to end 2015 with a 7-minute short film called God Is Gangsta. It features tracks from his acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly, “u” and “For Sale? (Interlude).” Watch Kendrick rap and go clubbing in Paris below. [Pitchfork]

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