Tag Archives: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Don’t You Forget About Them: A John Hughes & Molly Ringwald Birthday Video Roundup

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s got their first look at being a teenager thanks to writer/director John Hughes and actress Molly Ringwald, and weirdly enough, they share the same birthday — February 18th, 1950 for him and 1968 for her. His coming-of-age films reigned over the metroplex, and she was the star inRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: The Oscars Edition – KEXP’s Favorite Songs Used in Movies

It’s Friday, therefore it’s time for Friday on My Mind, a weekly blog post centered around a different music related theme each week. This feature is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This upcoming Sunday Feb. 26th, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will be taking place. To mark the occasion, this weekRead more…

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Weird At My School: OMD speak!

I geeked out hard about my adoration of UK synth-pop duo Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on the KEXP blog last year, and I was beside myself with joy when they played live for KEXP during the 2011 SXSW music conference. Well, except for the fact that I wasn’t there! Happily, OMD are touring theRead more…

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Four Injured after Camera Boom Falls during OMD Show at SXSW

Before the first note was played at O.M.D.‘s set at Stubbs during last weekend’s SXSW, a camera boom fell on the crowd, injuring four and postponing the concert. At first, the extent of the injuries was not obvious, as O.M.D. frontman Andy McCluskey joked “Should we play, or wait for the lawsuits?” When people wereRead more…

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Weird At My School: History of Modern

My friend Wes and I were talking about records as “fetish items” the other day. He’s trying to decide whether or not to try and find a new label for his next album, or self-release (as he did with his last one), or forgo a physical record entirely. I mentioned that I’d learned how toRead more…

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