Tag Archives: Kendrick Lamar

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence – sometimes I did the same.” Kendrick Lamar dug himself a bit of a hole on his explosive 2012 breakthrough LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. His problem? He’s a fantastic storyteller. Actually, he’s likely one of the best we’ve ever had. In two and a half years,Read more…

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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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Sasquatch! Music Festival Line-Up Announced!

The line-up for the 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival was just announced, and it looks like it’s going to be an another amazing Memorial Day weekend! Head out to The Gorge Amphitheater the weekend of May 22nd through 25th, and you’ll see performances from: Kendrick Lamar / Robert Plant / Modest Mouse / Lana Del ReyRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Chvrches are among the many famous artists contributing to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. Their song “Dead Air” takes full advantage of Lauren Mayberry’s stunning vocals. The full soundtrack, curated by Lorde, drops on November 17. [Pitchfork]

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Friday, Part 2 – Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival triumphantly returns this year for the first time since 2008. This year, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud to provide coverage through photos and summaries all weekend. After a set rearrangement at theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Right now, courtesy of Pitchfork, you can stream the entire Divergent soundtrack. It’s packed with amazing tracks from Ellie Goulding, M83, Pretty Lights, and A$AP Rocky. Jump to song number 7 to hear Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar‘s much-anticipated offering “Backwards.” Lamar blasts through Tame Impala’s psychedelic sound with a vengeance. Listen HERE.

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Announcing the Primavera Sound 2014 Lineup

Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival have just announced the full lineup for their 14th edition, and it has all of dreaming of a trip to Spain to see these bands at the Parc del Fòrum along the waterfront. Headliners include Arcade Fire, the National, and Nine Inch Nails, with additional highlights including the reunited shoegazers Slowdive,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Last night’s big winners of the 56th Grammy Awards were duos Daft Punk and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, each taking home four awards (the most Grammys ever won by a Seattle act). One of those wins for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was for Best Rap Album, and the local rapper took to his Instagram accountRead more…

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KEXP Listener’s Guide to the Grammys

When the music industry rolls out the red carpet this Sunday, January 26, for the 56th Grammy Awards, you’re going to want to walk along. But don’t just trust us. See, and hear, for yourself who’s worth seeing and hearing with our KEXP Listener’s Guide to the Grammys.

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1

Saturday’s Bumbershoot festivities got the 2013 season off to a great start. With the turnout highlight of the day going to rising Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and with a three way tie for most dancing going to !!!, Charles Bradley, and Crystal Castles, the day was an eclectic bunch of gems. Being one of theRead more…

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