Tag Archives: Matt & Kim

Live Around Town This Week

With the KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive now over (and thank you to everyone who pledged a gift of support), it’s time to get down to some live music in Seattle. This week, things start with a couple nice little shows at Easy Street Records in West Seattle with Pickwick on Monday night, and The CaveRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We finish out October with Halloween and a strong week of shows ahead, and we swing right into November with a ton of other great choices. Monday starts pretty damn string with Robyn Hitchcock and the Young Fresh Fellows at Triple Door, Dark Dark Dark, Emily Wells, and Eternal Fair at Crocodile, and  Nneka at Tractor Tavern. Some scaryRead more...

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Stream Matt & Kim’s new album, Lightning, now!

Since even before their 2006 debut, Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim have been winning legions of fans with their fierce DIY aesthetic and energetic, shout-inducing indie rock. Both graduates of visual art at Pratt Institute, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino taught themselves their instruments (keyboards and drums, respectively) on forming the band, and what was youthfulRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

For those who didn’t get their Coachella fix this year (or didn’t get tickets to next year’s fest), festival promoter Goldenvoice has a solution: the S.S. Coachella. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in December, the ship sails to the Bahamas and Jamaica, and while in transit, the cruise will host performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,Read more...

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Sasquatch! is coming!

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Northwest plays host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Columbia River Gorge in George, Washington. Founded by Adam Zacks, the festival has been bringing concertgoers a blend of big-name headliners and unsung all-star undercards since 2002. 2011 marks the festival’s 10th year, and the first ever expanded four-day lineup.Read more...

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Out This Week 11/2

There’s probably a lot on your mind during this Midterm Election Day today, and Elvis Costello isn’t about to let you forget. In effort to steer the tide on this potentially climate changing day, Costello is making a lot of noise about National Ransom, his not quite Phil Ochs-ian yet politically charged new release. WithRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Dear God! Once again it’s hard to believe how many amazing live shows will be in town this week. The Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, The Black Keys, Neon Indian, School of Seven Bells, and more all playing in the span of six days! I couldn’t complain if just one of these shows cameRead more...

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Photos from the Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios NYC, Pt. 1

This is the first of an ongoing series of installments showcasing the great photos shot during the KEXP Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City. This set includes acts from the boroughs of New York and around the world. We were treated to Brooklyn dance punk from Matt & Kim,Read more...

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DJ Sharlese’s Top Videos of 2009

Hi, I’m DJ Sharlese and I like to listen to music and watch TV, so naturally I like music videos. In no particular order, here are my favorite videos of 2009:

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Thursday News Threads 9/10

London hip-hop artist Speech Debelle was just announced the winner of the Mercury Music Prize, beating out strong contenders Bat For Lashes, Kasabian, La Roux, Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, and Lisa Hannigan. Her album Speech Therapy (Big Dada) won for best album of the past year by a U.K. or Irish artist. BeRead more...

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