Tag Archives: Kurt Vile

Pickathon 2013 Announces Dates and Lineup

Now in its 15th year, Oregon music festival Pickathon has announced its lineup, dates and location for 2013 -- and it’s one of their best lineups yet! On August 2-4 at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR, the festival will host Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, The Devil Makes Three, Sharon Van Etten, KurtRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Jesse Trbovich. art by Steve Powers.

Kurt Vile is commemorating his upcoming album by commissioning a mural in his hometown of Philadelphia. Violators guitarist Jesse Trbovich posted a photo of Steve Powers’ mural on Facebook yesterday and confirmed that Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze is, in fact, the title of the record. When asked if Vile was trying to upstage the RockyRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Is Paul McCartney to play with the remaining members of Nirvana? In a media frenzy set off by British paper The Sun the facts have become a bit obscured, but the chance that the Beatle will play with Grohl and Novoselic at a Hurricane Sandy benefit tonight at Madison Square Garden has not been ruledRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The Drums‘ frontman Jonny Pierce has dropped a video for “I Didn’t Realise”, which will be released early next year on his first album as a solo artist (title and exact release date are still unknown). The pop song is, as you might expect when a member of a band goes solo, more electronic thanRead more...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 2

Opening a main stage at a festival can be a daunting task, especially for a band that isn’t used to playing festivals. ” This is a little different than our basement,” noted singer Galen Disston, “but we’re really honored to be here.” Lucky for Pickwick, a legion of fans rushed to the front of theRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Janice Headley

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in RIGHT NOW Friday, DecemberRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Troy Nelson

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more...

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Song of the Day: The War on Drugs - Come to the City

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

On Facebook, art be damned... or banned, at least. Yesterday, MSN reported that the iconic Nirvana album cover for their breakthrough, Nevermind, was removed from Facebook for violating the website’s terms, which state that “Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violationsRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

While it may not directly concern the indie artists you’re used to hearing on KEXP, it’s worth mentioning that for the first time since 2004, music sales are up, and it’s primarily due to a digital purchasing boom of albums by artists such as Eminem, Beyonce, and Adele. Eminem’s 2010 best-selling release Recovery recently madeRead more...

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