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Live Review: Okkervil River (Will Sheff solo) at Columbia City Theater 12/14/15

Okkervil River‘s 2005 masterpiece, Black Sheep Boy, is one of those records that grabs you wherever you’re at. If you haven’t gotten the divine pleasure of experiencing it yet, I promise you, it will grab you at some point soon. There’s just something about the coming-of-age brilliance of its narrative that is simultaneously easy toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 14th: • Will Sheff of Okkervil River at Columbia City Theatre // 21+ (more info) • Porter Ray, Stas THEE Boss, JusMoni, Astro King Phoenix, Ca$htro at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, December 15th: • Patterson Hood (of Drive By Truckers), Thayer Sarrano at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (moreRead more…

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Out This Week 12/4

Thank goodness, there is still time to vote for Lil BUB‘s debut album in KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2015 Countdown. (Voting ends this Friday, December 11th, by the way.) Yes, the internet celebri-cat releases her first full-length, which Andrew WK describes as “the sonic equivalent to holding Lil BUB in your own arms.” 25%Read more…

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Live Video: Okkervil River

Throughout Okkervil River‘s in-studio session, frontman Will Sheff keeps breaking into giggles. And if you look closely around the room, you’ll see plastic action figures perched on the keyboard or suspended from the mic stand. It’s that sense of childlike wonder that Sheff taps into for the band’s seventh album, The Silver Gymnasium, a conceptRead more…

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Live Review: Austin City Limits 2013, Friday

Although it might shift to include Sasquatch and Governor’s Ball next year, there are essentially four music festivals that form the festival season narrative in 2013. Typically, Coachella sets the bar for the rest of the year in April, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza try and outdo it through sheer size and spectacle, respectively, and then AustinRead more…

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Song of the Day: Okkervil River: It Was My Season

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 “It Was My Season”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Foals have accompanied their electronic crescendo-filled track “Bad Habit” off their most recent album Holy Fire with a video that’s fit for the big screen. Wandering through the desert after a siren like woman, singer Yannis Philippakis is desperate for something more than water. Slowly the illusions crumble and he is left with a millionRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

McSweeney’s has commissioned fantasy writer Richard Parks to create an hour-long radio special starring Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips, which will be aired on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific time on KCRW (more info here). It’s an old-time radio special in the War of the Worlds tradition, and the main conflict hasRead more…

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Tuesday News Catchup

Conrad Murray, the doctor found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Michael Jackson, has been served the maximum sentence of four years in prison and a denial of probation. Prosecutors are also seeking restitution fees from Murray, paid to Jackson’s three children. As the Associated Press reports, Judge Michael Pastor said, “Dr. MurrayRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another great week of music lies ahead. Monday starts off beautifully with The Decemberists and Okkervil River at Marymoor Park, and then we’ve got a complete mixed bag. There’s Tapes & Tapes at the Crocodile, Daniel Johnston at Neumo’s, and Cloud Cult at Neptune Theatre.  Friday is also our last (and arguably most anticipated) KEXPRead more…

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