Tag Archives: Leonard Cohen

Thursday Music News

Last year, legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. Today, his son Adam shares a posthumous video for the track “Traveling Light” using previously unseen footage of his father. The video was co-directed with Sammy Slabbinck, who also worked on Cohen’s final album You Want It Darker. Watch the heartfelt videoRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Gilbreath

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016 here on the KEXP Blog. You can also check out lists from staff and volunteers, plus check out KEXP Listener’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2016, too! John Gilbreath’s 2016 Top Ten Albums rank artist album label 1 Steve LehmanRead more…

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To Those We Lost in 2016, Part Two

2016 was an especially brutal year: we lost David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, and that’s just to mention a few. (You can see part one of our list here.) KEXP is celebrating the lives of all these artists on the air, today, Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 AM toRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Riz

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 has ended, but tune in on Friday, December 16th from 6AM to 6PM PT to hear if your picks made the list. And check out all our DJs TopRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

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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Monday Music News

The bad news continues to roll through the music world: singer/songwriter Leon Russell died in his sleep yesterday morning in Nashville. No cause of death has been cited for the 74-year-old musician, but NBC News reports a number of prior health conditions, including surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010, and suffering a heartRead more…

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R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

2016 continues to take so much away from us. Today, the world mourns the death of a ladies’ man, Leonard Cohen, at age 82. His Facebook page reports: It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered andRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/24

Last week, we got the seventh solo album from Conor Oberst. This week, we’ve got a box set from his old project, Bright Eyes. You get six remastered, reissued vinyl copies of Fevers and Mirrors (2000), LIFTED or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002), I’m Wide Awake, It’sRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Today, legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen celebrates his 82nd birthday, and we’re the ones who get a present. Check out the title track from his upcoming release, You Want It Darker, out October 21st via Sony. A press release explains, “Cohen created this hypnotic groove with the addition of Montreal’s Cantor Gideon Zelermyer and the ShaarRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story (Directed by Keith Maitland, USA, 2016, 91 minutes) Festival screenings: Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival [Director Keith Maitland and Producer Sarah Wilson scheduled to attend both screenings] In 1975,Read more…

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