Tag Archives: Mikal Cronin

Wednesday Music News

Merge Records rocker Mikal Cronin continues to kill it in the music video realm. Earlier this month, he enlisted comedians Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Kurt Braunohler to remake a Natalie Imbruglia video (watch here). Today, he tackles the clip for Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” for his own track “Say” off MCIII.Read more…

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Live Video: Mikal Cronin

Showcasing tracks from his recently released MCIII on Merge Records, Californian singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin fills the KEXP live room with his most realized, beautifully arranged, and well-crafted works to date. With an ear for melody and and a knack for emotional resonance, tracks like the opener “Turn Around” or the immaculate “say” exhibit his trademarkRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

West coast garage rocker Mikal Cronin released his third solo album yesterday on Merge Records (titled MCIII, natch), and he shares this hilarious video for the single “Turn Around.” Comedians Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Kurt Braunohler do a shot-for-shot remake of the Natalie Imbruglia video for “Torn.” Watch below, and stay tuned for videoRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/4

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 4th: Late Show with David Letterman: The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile Jimmy Kimmel Live:Read more…

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Song of the Day: Mikal Cronin – Made My Mind Up

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Made My Mind Up” byRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 20th: • Colleen Green, Upset, Chastity Belt, Listen Lady at The Black Lodge // All Ages (more info) • Sleep, Bell Witch at The Showbox // 21+ (more info) • Fox and the Law, Powers, Colorworks, Scott Yoder at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info) • Moving Units at The Vera Project //Read more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Leaping Into Spring

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 452 – Leaping Into Spring Swingin’ Doors host Don SlackRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, February 17th • Amos Lee at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • The Pack A.D. at Easy Street Records // All Ages (more info) • Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando & Milo at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, February 18th • Jon Russell, Drew Grow at Fremont AbbeyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mikal Cronin – Change

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Change” by Mikal CroninRead more…

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Live Video: Mikal Cronin

2013 has been a good year for guitarists. Chelsea Light Moving’s Thurston Moore, Savages’ Gemma Thompson, My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, Marnie Stern, and Mikal Cronin have spent the year reminding listeners why the six-stringed instrument remains rock’s weapon of choice. Playing with the prolific workhorse Ty Segall must have taught Cronin a thing orRead more…

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