Tag Archives: M.I.A.

Monday Music News

We have a new track by The Shins for all of you. It’s called “September” and it’s the b-side to their recent single, “Simple Song.” Be sure to tune in to our live in-studio from The Shins this Friday, February 10. M.I.A. will likely pay a fine for her Superbowl bird-flipping fiasco. The singer isRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Grammys are going indie-rock again this year! The music of Bon Iver is featured on this new commercial for the Grammys, along with a snow-ghost of Justin Vernon. In celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, The Vinyl Factory has released a 12″ vinyl featuring two new remixes of classic Roxy Music tunes. Listen toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Last week I mentioned how October was looking to be an amazing month for live performances in Seattle. Well… Tuesday, October 12th MANU CHAO @ The Paramount When people say that Manu Chao is a “world” musician, they don’t mean simply that he is from a country other than the US, or that his musicRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist – M.I.A.

Originally from Sri Lanka, international star M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam London, “Maya” for short) had to leave her native country because her dad was a revolutionary and her family could have been killed in the civil war there.  With her mother she relocated to London, where she got hooked on hip-hop, punk music and Bollywood.  Maya’sRead more…

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Thursday News Comes Alive

On their website, Belle and Sebastian have announced the title of their new album — Belle and Sebastian Write About Love — and are asking fans to write the name of the album somewhere in chalk or in “something non-permanent” and upload either the photo or video evidence of it on the band’s Flickr pool.Read more…

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Out This Week 7/13

Her first album was named for her father, her second for her mother, and now, M.I.A. fully comes into her own with the third, and self-titled, album Maya. Sometimes stylized as /\/\ /\ Y /\), this group of songs developed after the creation of her N.E.E.T. record label, the controversy she’s stirred in the press,Read more…

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Thursday News Bonanza

In an interview with D.C.’s Express Night Out, guitarist Nels Cline announced that Wilco was leaving Nonesuch Records to start up a label of their own. A representative for the band did not confirm the speculations of this new label but did make note that the band’s contract with Nonesuch is completed. Cline mentioned possibilitiesRead more…

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Thursday News Eruption

As if you haven’t heard, there have been some hefty developments in Summer festival line ups. Some of these announcements have people pulling out their hair from excitement. BUMBERSHOOT (SEPT 4 – 6) Bumbershoot boasts headliner, legend, sex idol of our grandmothers Mr. Bob Dylan for the Saturday show. Also headlining September 4th is NekoRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

British artists including M.I.A., The Futureheads, and Super Furry Animals designer Pete Fowler have joined a guerrilla art campaign to create digital billboards expressing their political views during the current UK general election. According to NME, the billboards are now being projected on London locations like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern during theRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Did you know secrets can lead to the cleaning areas of landmines? That’s the hope of “secret” e-mail blog The Plug Five Project. In conjunction with a healthy list of popular webzines, blogs, and artists that include Wavves, John Vanderslice, and Woods, the Plug Five Project just asks for a one time donation of $2Read more…

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