Tag Archives: Phoenix

Monday News Roundup

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passed away this weekend in a Chicago hotel room. Welsh joined the band after Matt Sharp’s departure, recording on The Green Album and performing on the subsequent tour. He left the band in 2001 to pursue a successful career as a painter and visual artist. The news of his deathRead more…

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Photos from the Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios NYC, Pt. 2

This is the second part in a series showcasing the images taken from performances at The Cutting Room Studios in New York City for KEXP’s Morning Show with John Richards. [The set of images from the first installment can be found here.] These posts are a celebration of the music in the moment and ourRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that after quite a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru has passed away. He was only in his 40s [the exact date of his birth is in question.] Guru suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma from which he finally passed. RIP.

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Monday News Mash-Up

Mark Linkous, better known to the musical world as Sparklehorse, took his own life over the weekend. Linkous had a previous brush with death after a near-lethal mix of meds in 1996. He leaves behind a strong if small canon of fantastically dark music, including last year’s Dark Night of the Soul, a collaboration withRead more…

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A Week of Photos 2/5

Ok, this is actually more like a month of photos. It’s been slow around the KEXP studio in the early part of the year, so we thought we’d wait a bit and let our collection of amazing in-studio and concert photography build up. So here are some of the highlights from the last few weeks:Read more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Congrats to Phoenix, this year’s Grammy winners for Alternative Music Album with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The French quartet, who were live on KEXP just over a week ago, beat out stiff competition of David Byrne and Brian Eno‘s Everything That Happens Will Happen Today and Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ It’s Blitz!, among others. Most of theRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ’cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Phoenix – Love Like A Sunset (Animal Collective Remix)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today‚Äôs selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Arcade Fire, certainly one of the bands in contention for Best Album of the Decade on many critics’ lists, plan to kick off the new decade with a new album, reportedly due for release in May. The as yet untitled album will be supported by a new tour as well.

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Live Video: Phoenix on the Morning Show

French pop band Phoenix just released their fourth album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, arguably their best, yesterday, and just a couple of weeks ago they stopped by The Morning Show with John Richards to perform a few songs from it. Vocalist Thomas Mars and guitarist Christian Mazzalai sat down down to play their first two singlesRead more…

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