Tag Archives: Perfume Genius

Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Danny Brown, Torres, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius

Day 3 of 2017’s Capitol Hill Block Party proved to be the fest’s most musically satisfying, stellar sets from Danny Brown, Torres, Angel Olsen, and Perfume Genius sounding great against the urban Capitol Hill backdrop. Coming on at 5:15 to the sounds of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Danny Brown effortlessly delighted a frat house crowd, performing tracks from his second (XXX), thirdRead more…

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Live at FYF Fest, Day 2: Frank Ocean, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Cap’n Jazz and more

review by Charlie Zaillian Saturday sold out far quicker than the other two days of FYF ’17, with much of the credit going to Frank Ocean. The L.A. festival was abuzz all afternoon with excitement about the reclusive R&B heartthrob’s headlining appearance — crossing fingers, of course, that he’d show up. Not that Ocean wasRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 7/24

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, July 24th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Perfume Genius (R) The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Tyler,Read more…

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KEXP DJs Sound Off: 2017 Capitol Hill Block Party Picks

The 2017 Capitol Hill Block Party is on the horizon, this Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 23rd. Have you plotted out your schedule yet? We asked our esteemed DJs for their musical picks to help you navigate the stages over the weekend. Check out their suggestions below! And, KEXP is bringing a little bitRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Videoasis at Northwest Film Forum 5/24

Remember spending nights staying up watching MTV, waiting for your favorite video to come on? Over three decades after the network’s launch and the official dawn of the format for mainstream audiences, music videos have continued to be a major way for fans to interact with music. The Northwest has added to the pantheon over theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

If you’re going to have a eerie, gory music video, who better to narrate than Iggy Pop? UK trio alt-J have recruited the Grandfather of Punk to do just that in their clip for “In Cold Blood.” Director Caspar Balsey does a little too good of a job building up the tension as a smallRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Music of Pop Con 2017

From April 20 to April 23, MoPOP hosted their annual Pop Conference, uniting writers, academics, and musicians for a weekend of uninhibited music geekery. This year’s conference provided visitors with a nearly overwhelming number of panels, roundtables, and performances to choose from. Rock crit don Greil Marcus talked about The Mekons, activist and writer dream hampton discussed politicsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

As we announced last month, Seattle’s own Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has a new album coming out this Spring, titled No Shape. Stream a video for the first single “Slip Away” below. Via a press release, Hadreas elaborates, “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now areRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle’s own Perfume Genius (real name: Mike Hadreas) has announced a new album and a new tour for 2017. The still-untitled LP will be his first since 2014’s Too Bright. He kicks it all off in magical Marfa, TX for the Marfa Myths Festival, in a special performance collaborating with Weyes Blood, and for theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke debuted a new, 10-minute song called “Coloured Candy” during Rag & Bone’s 2017 Spring/Summer runway show. It features lines from The Universal Sigh, the free newspaper that accompanied the release of Radiohead’s eighth studio album The King of Limbs. Check out the video below. [CoS]

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