Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

You are the Sunshine of Our Lives: Stevie Wonder Birthday Video Roundup

Today, KEXP celebrates the birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known to the world as Stevie Wonder. Wonder turns 66 years old today, and it’s impressive to think he’s been a musician and songwriter for 55 of those years, recording more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and racking up 25 Grammy Awards, the mostRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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Monday Music News

So, last night, Radiohead mysteriously disappeared from the internet… Their website is blank, and their Facebook fan page is an empty page with no avatar or banner. Over on Twitter, the main Radiohead account now reads “@radiohead hasn’t tweeted yet,” and frontman Thom Yorke’s personal account has been obliterated, too. (It’s business as usual forRead more…

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Monday Music News

They didn’t perform this one during their blistering closing set at KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening this past Saturday, but Car Seat Headrest took to Tumblr to share a cover of Radiohead‘s “Pyramid Song.” Frontman/founder Will Toledo calls his take of the Amnesiac track, a “sloppy flamenco with missing string and AIM accompaniment.” Listen below.Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Dream-pop chanteuse Tamaryn shares a video as sweet as the song title for “Sugarfix,” a standout from last year’s full-length Cranekiss. The self-directed clip captures the atmospheric sound from the New Zealand-born, NYC-based artist. Watch below, and check out the exclusive mix she did for KEXP’s Midnight in a Perfect World last year. [Stereogum]

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Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: The Streets of South Dakota

Certain moments in KEXP history loom larger than others: venturing into space with astronaut Stan Love; Sir Paul McCartney’s Afternoon Show phone-in; Mudhoney rocking the tippy-top of the Space Needle. But honestly? The day-to-day flashes of our shared passion for music spur my greatest feelings of pride in KEXP. The reminders that, thanks to listenerRead more…

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Video Roundup: International Lefthanders Day

It’s August 13th, which means it’s International Lefthanders Day, a worldwide initiative kicked off in 1976 to “promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.” And can you imagine the struggles of being a left-handed musician, at that? Guitarists either need to find left-handed guitars, or get right-handed guitars and alterRead more…

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Thursday Music News

From late night TV to KEXP: Swedish songstress Lykke Li took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform a track from her latest album, I Never Learn, as well as her contribution to the soundtrack for the film The Fault in Our Stars. Watch her perform the single “No Rest For The Wicked” below,Read more…

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Friday Music News

The release of Jack White‘s highly anticipated album Lazaretto is just around the corner (June 10), and he’s already shared the title track and the intense instrumental “High Ball Stepper.” Today, White has gifted the world with a third single. “Just One Drink” sounds like a rustic, southern rocker that bands like CCR and theRead more…

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