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Video Roundup: Summer Solstice

It doesn’t quite feel like it in Seattle — we’ve been alternating from jackets to tank tops, boots to sandals, all in the same day — but the Summer Solstice is this Saturday, June 21st! Due to the tilt of earth’s semi-axis on this day, it will be the longest period of daylight, perfect forRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: We Love Our Amplifiers!

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. Happy Amplifier Love Week to you, you and, YOU! What is Amplifier Love Week you ask??? This week we’re celebrating all ofRead more…

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Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more…

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012’s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more…

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Monday Morning News Fix

Adam Yauch says reports that he is cancer free are “exaggerated”: Contrary to widely distributed reports from early Friday, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch has not fully recovered from cancer. Yauch said in a statement. “I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future.” (via Rolling Stone)

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Monday News Mash-Up

Bradford Cox is a busy man. Not only did he recently bring his solo outfit Atlas Sound to Seattle via Bumbershoot with a fantastic performance, he has found time with his principle band, Deerhunter, to unveil the new video for “Helicopters,” from the band’s Halcyon Digest. You can view the video here.

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Live Around Town This Week

Well, August is coming to a close and it’s been looking like the beautiful summer weather we’ve been graced with the past month or so might be on its way out of town. While I’m glad that A) I no longer have to worry about waking up on top of sweat-soaked sheets at the crackRead more…

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33 1/3 Odyssey: Wowee Zowee by Bryan Charles

“You shrugged it off initially,” novelist Bryan Charles writes about his selection for the 33 1/3 series. “Returned to it later. When you did it blew your mind. You think probably other share this experience. Early resistance followed by rabid embrace.”

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Out This Week 3/9

When mega-artists team up for a collaborative project like the new two-piece band, Broken Bells, the outcome is sometimes so good, it’s scary. After two years, James Mercer, lead singer and guitarist of The Shins, and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, hot-shot producer and co-founder of Gnarls Barkley (also produced the Gorillaz and 2004’s infamous TheRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Hall & Oates’ longtime bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. Wolk played on Kurtis Blow’s “These Are the Breaks” and with the Saturday Night Live house band from 1986 to 1992. “T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand,” Daryl Hall said in aRead more…

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