Tag Archives: Patti Smith

KEXP’s International Women’s Day Video Roundup

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women.” To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air guests and exclusive mixes. We’re also spotlighting some iconicRead more…

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Bed Peace: A KEXP Video Roundup

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were certainly not the only ones singing for peace, and many have and will join them in the decades to come. As KEXP gathers for a Bed-In for Peace in the Gathering Space, starting at 8:00 AM, here on the blog, we’ve gathered some of our favorite songs about loveRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We often forget, but even Patti Smith — an icon who has inspired and influenced a generation — had her own musical idols in her youth, in this case, Bob Dylan. As you may have heard by now, Smith was invited to perform at the induction ceremony for Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, andRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/5

It’s Labor Day weekend, and the new releases are working hard. Highlights include the latest from Asheville, NC-based artist Angel Olsen. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release “continues to head in a more electric, rock-oriented direction on her excellent third album, combining elements of raw classic-rock, moody soul, ’60s girl-group pop, psych-rock, atmosphericRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 8/8

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, August 8th: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: DMC (R) Jimmy Kimmel Live: The StrokesRead more…

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Friday Music News

New York synthpop duo Chairlift have shared a surprise, new track called “Get Real” on Spotify. They first mentioned the song on twitter 3 years ago, but it was never officially released, until now. It’s a smooth, soulful number that showcases Caroline Polachek’s amazing vocals. [SPIN] Last year, Thom Yorke and Patti Smith performed atRead more…

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Thursday Music News

CHVRCHES and Death Cab for Cutie have recently hit the road together, and last night in Charleston, SC, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry joined the Seattle band on stage for “Brothers on a Hotel Bed,” a track from 2005’s Plans. Watch fan shot video of their collaboration below. We’ve also got fan shot footage of frontman BenRead more…

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What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/18

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 18th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hank Williams Jr. Tuesday, January 19th: JimmyRead more…

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