Tag Archives: Merle Haggard

Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, lovable rocker Mac DeMarco announced a new album on the way titled This Old Dog. So, it only makes sense for him to perform the title track from a dog grooming parlor. “Though I may not be speaking about a real dog, this is what my press will probably look like forRead more…

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Here’s Some Songs (at Christmas Time)

Every year, the holiday season seems to inspire some of our favorite bands to write new music. KEXP has rounded up some of our favorites below. Need even more songs for rockin’ around your Christmas tree? Be sure to check out previous round-ups for 2015 and 2014. Happy holidays from everyone at KEXP! She &Read more…

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To Those We Lost in 2016, Part One

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. (In fact, part two of the list can be found here.) KEXP will celebrate the lives of all these artists on the air, tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th from 6:00Read more…

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R.I.P. Merle Haggard

As Country/Western icon Merle Haggard turned 79 years old today, he also sadly passed away this morning at home near Redding, CA. Haggard’s manager confirms the Grammy Award-winning artist had been battling double pneumonia, and had spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage earlier this year. The celebrated singer/songwriter burst ontoRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Quite possibly invigorated after his recent split with Zooey Deschanel, Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard has rallied the troops and will be playing a slew of dates around the globe beginning in February. The North Amercian leg of the tour will kick off in April and feature Youth Lagoon opening a numberRead more…

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Out This Week 4/20

It’s 4/20, and surprisingly the herb-friendly bands aren’t banging on the door of this release day like you’d think they would be. (Insert joke here about potheads not being motivated.) Sure, there are a few taking advantage, like long-standing stoners Cypress Hill, whose first album in six years features Tom Morello, Pitbull, Everlast, and others.Read more…

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