Tag Archives: Nirvana

KEXP Suggests: Nevermind25 at the EMP Museum 9/24

It should come as no surprise, but we’re not the only ones celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Our Seattle Center neighbors the EMP Museum are hosts to the world’s most extensive exhibition of Nirvana memorabilia, a collection commemorated in the book, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. And while this exhibit is partRead more…

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Nevermind25: A Nirvana Video Roundup

As we look back on 25 years of Nirvana’s Nevermind, we have to acknowledge how even their music videos became influential. Former MTV Programming employee Amy Finnerty has said the clip for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in particular “changed the entire look of MTV.” From anarchist cheerleaders to a spoof of ’60s variety shows, checkRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Hot on the heels of their 24-hour sigurrosrouteone feed, Sigur Rós share a video for the song “Óveður.” Directed by Swedish-based auteur Jonas Åkerlund, the clip features work from Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir against the beautiful landscape of Grindavík, a town on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keep an eye out for a cameo from the boys,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Scratchmaster Joe

Seattle’s Joe Martinez brings old-school skills into a contemporary world every time he gets behind his beloved turntables as Scratchmaster Joe to unleash his wildly unpredictable sets. The renowned turntablist has competed in DJ battles all over the world, and his workmanlike philosophy towards DJ culture has found Scratchmaster Joe hosting a multitude of DJRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As if today isn’t heartbreaking enough with the death of Prince, but the news also reports that Richard Lyons, founding member of Negativland, passed away earlier this week from complications due to a nodular melanoma. He had just turned 57 years old the day before. Lyons, better known to fans as “Pastor Dick,” had beenRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: O.K. Hotel Family Reunion 2/25-2/28

You can’t live in Seattle and not have heard of the O.K. Hotel. In the late ’80s, Steve Freeborn and Tia Mathies transformed the now-legendary building, located under the viaduct in Pioneer Square, into a music venue, fine arts gallery, and cafe. In fact, in the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles, it’s where Janet (BridgetRead more…

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Monday Music News

For his latest film, A Bigger Splash, director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) reached out to guitar-dynamo St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) to cover The Rolling Stones 1980 single “Emotional Rescue.” Listen below. Clark said in an e-newsletter, “I saw an 11 AM showing of I Am Love at the sunshine cinema on Houston street.Read more…

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Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Video Roundup

Gong Xi Fa Cai! If you’ve already blown your new year’s resolutions, get a fresh start with the lunar calendar and the 2016 Chinese New Year, which begins today, Monday, February 8th, and ends on January 27th, 2017. Traditionally, every year is assigned an animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 has been declared theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Late last year, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams launched a label, Ghost Ramp, and for 2016, their kicking off their subscription series in an awesome way: a split 7″ single featuring his band on one side, and Best Coast on the other side, covering the Nirvana track “Dumb.” Listen to a vinyl rip below. The twoRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2015

It’s Thankgiving, and chances are, you’ve already got your menu all planned out, right? Well, to help feed your musical appetite, KEXP is serving up a Video Roundup of delicious songs below. No need to loosen your belt; this playlist platter is calorie free! Listen along as you finish up in the kitchen, greet yourRead more…

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