Tag Archives: Patti Smith

Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, so we’re celebrating with a video round-up of your favorite Huey Lewis & the News songs! April Fool’s! We’re actually sharing a round-up of some of our favorite “foolish” songs for you on this festive day. It’s our way to say “thank you” for supporting KEXP over the years, as ourRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

After seven years together, Vivian Girls are calling it quits. They wrote on their Facebook page, “It’s been a long and crazy journey in the seven years since, and we feel as though the time has finally come to let our band rest in peace. It’s been an experience that we’ll look back on andRead more...

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Video Roundup: Fools Rush In - An April Fool’s Playlist

As they say in Texas, “Fool me once, shame on... shame on you... fool me, can’t get fooled again!” But you can get fooled all you want, right here with our April Fool’s Day Video Roundup. It’s safe, it’s easy... no whoopee cushions, exploding cigars or Weasley Whiz-bangs... just good songs about being fool. YouRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s the Spring Fundraising Drive on KEXP all this week. What a great way to be a part of the celebration of amazing listener powered music and make a donation to power the music that you love. (Make a donation at: 206-903-5397) Right after you do that, there are plenty of good shows to pickRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

After spending days in a hundred year old barn in upstate New York Widowspeak is back with a new album Almanac - and now we can listen to “The Dark Age” from said album. Helped by Kevin McMahon who has worked with Real Estate and Swans, the new songs from the album feature stronger guitarRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Election Day

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. The 2012 Election is just around the corner, so this week we are looking at songs for Election Day. It’s everyone’s civicRead more...

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Out This Week 6/4

It’s always hard to follow up a breakthrough records, but Japandroids have not only met any expectations that may have been placed on them, they’ve set themselves to break out to a bigger audience that no one, even the band themselves, may have ever expected them to reach. Although we’re only halfway through the year,Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

In The Black Keys’ recent cover story in Rolling Stone Magazine, drummer Patrick Carney had some choice words on Nickleback and the state of Rock in general. Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of hisRead more...

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Out This Week 8/23

Though the hot summer months (or “month” here in Seattle) are usually the slowest for new releases -- and according to Largehearted Boy this week’s list is one of the shortest of the year -- there are plenty of great new albums hitting record store shelves today. Think of it as a summer concentrate, which,Read more...

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KEXP Documentaries: Poets and Music - Patti Smith

Patti Smith’s 1975 album “Horses” is arguably one of the best debut albums of all time.  It also sparked the career of a poet and rock star that has lasted over four decades.  “Our real battle cry was not to save rock and roll, but to inspire people to save it.” Patti says.  “Inspire peopleRead more...

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