Tag Archives: Okkervil River

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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Live Video: Okkervil River @ Neptune Theater, KEXP VIP Club Concert

Membership has its rewards, and KEXP is no different. Those donors who contributed $500 or more during the KEXP pledge drive are awarded membership to the KEXP VIP Concert Series, where a select number of KEXP members and staff are invited to attend special, intimate concerts with a number of great bands. In the past,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Blue Scholars with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. at 2010 Capitol Hill Block Partyphoto by Steven Dewall Monday, June 13 Tijuana Panthers with Guantanamo Baywatch @ Chop Suey ($5, 8PM, 21+) (buy tickets) Long Beach meets the Northwest. Surf’s up, dude! The Tallboys @ Tractor Tavern ($6, 7:30PM) (info)

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Out This Week 5/10

It’s another great post- Record Store Day week for new releases. Topping the shopping lists of KEXP listeners will surely be the awaited sixth full-length from Okkervil River and the fourth LP from The Antlers. Both bands are starting tours that will bring them through the Northwest soon -- The Antlers will be at SasquatchRead more...

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