Tag Archives: Mavis Staples

Tuesday Music News

Local lad Will Toledo — better known to KEXP listeners as Car Seat Headrest — shares a new video today for the track “Vincent” off the upcoming Matador Records release Teens of Denial, out this Spring (not to be confused with the previous release, Teens of Style). As the YouTube caption states: “Will plays guitarRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Mavis Staples releases another teaser off of her February 19th album, Livin’ on a High Note, the Nick Cave written “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me” which is available below. The album, produced by M. Ward, features songs written by a variety of artists specifically for the 76-year-old R&B titan-esse, featuring credits as varied as Aloe Blacc, JustinRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Congratulations to Mavis Staples, who just won a Grammy last night for Best American Roots Performance. It’s great timing as the legendary blues singer will release Livin’ On A High Note, on Friday. This, her fourteenth studio album, features songs written by Justin Vernon, M. Ward, Benjamin Booker, and Neko Case. Today, Staples has sharedRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Tomorrow, not only will iconic rocker David Bowie celebrate his 69th birthday, but he releases his 25th studio album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) via Columbia Records. Today, he shares the video for the track “Lazarus,” which features the influential artist, well, hallucinating in a mental hospital. Watch the clip, directed by Johan Renck, below, and tuneRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Lonely Forest, Elvis Costello, The Both, The Afghan Whigs, and Mavis Staples

The Lonely Forest – 3:30 p.m. The Lonely Forest played its last ever show (before heading on hiatus) on a drizzly, gray Saturday afternoon to a medium-sized crowd of local fans and their hometown following from Anacortes, and it couldn’t have been any more fitting. Emotional, but never overbearing, the band certainly acknowledged that the bandRead more…

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Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more…

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Out This Week 6/25

Topping this week’s list of new releases is the third album by Chicago band Smith Westerns. While the band’s 2011 release, Dye It Blonde, drew tons of comparisons (and a tiny bit of flak) for its fuzzy glam nods to Nuggets-era gems, their new release finds the band aiming for what our Music Director, DonRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The weather is getting nicer in Seattle and the shows just keep getting better. Here are some of the highlights of the week: Tonight, Cloud Cult and JBM are at Neptune Theatre. Tuesday night, Alice Russell, Dice & The High Rollers, Mycle Wastman, and J-Justice are at Neumos. On Wednesday, Os Mutantes and Capsula are at Triple Door, andRead more…

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Monday Music News

The National has finally officially released “Demons” – a track from their upcoming album Trouble Will Find Me. Where the album artwork suggests a kind of duality of the self – a girls head looks at itself in a mirror – the song is similarly moody and heavy like much of their previous material. “IRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2011, Saturday: Mavis Staples

The sun had gone down on the Starbucks Stage by the time legendary soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples came on at 9:30 PM. In front of a chorus of suited backup signers, she turned the audience relaxing on the lawn in front of the Mural Amphitheater into her own personal congregation. Her voice wasRead more…

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