Tag Archives: Pixies

Review Revue: Pixies - Bossanova

As you are no doubt aware, KEXP will soon be sharing with the world the best albums of the past 40 years as voted on by its wonderful listeners. I have no doubt that there will be an album or two by the Pixies in the mix, but I’m pretty confident that Bossanova will notRead more...

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Celebrating Independence with... 4AD

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. In this profile, we lookRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy 70th Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney!

Many, many years ago, James Paul McCartney wrote a song asking if his lover would still be with him when he turned 64. For Paul, that year has come and passed, and today, we celebrate loving Macca in his 70th year. Perhaps the most successful songwriter and musician of all time, McCartney’s catalogue of 50+Read more...

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Into the Trees: A Goth Video Roundup

All day today, we’re playing celebrating Robert Smith’s (April 21) by playing your favorite songs by The Cure and other goth favorites. As a genre and a style, “goth” is pretty easy to stereotype (see The Damned’s “Grimly Fiendish” for a particularly campy version), but the truth is its influence spreads far and wide. GothRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Kurt’s Musical Influences

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News where we center a post around a common theme. This week we thought we’d talk about a few of the artists who made a musical influence on Kurt Cobain. With April 5th marking the 18th anniversary of KurtRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: The Oscars Edition - KEXP’s Favorite Songs Used in Movies

It’s Friday, therefore it’s time for Friday on My Mind, a weekly blog post centered around a different music related theme each week. This feature is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This upcoming Sunday Feb. 26th, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will be taking place. To mark the occasion, this weekRead more...

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Weird At My School: 4AD 4VR

Tonight I’m thrilled to be hosting in-studio performances by two influential artists: At 9 PM we’ll be broadcasting a session with Robin Guthrie (formerly of Cocteau Twins), followed by another from Brendan Perry (formerly of Dead Can Dance) at 11 PM. And since both those men got their start recording for the iconic independent labelRead more...

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Valentine’s Day Video Roundup: Songs of Love and Hate

In celebration of this, the lovingest of days, John Richards spins the “Songs of Love and Hate” on the Morning Show. Tune in today from 6AM to 10AM to hear songs of yearning, lust, loss, and heartbreak from The Smiths, Pixies, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, The Cure and many others. Then,Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Pixies are the latest to cancel shows in Israel. A couple of weeks ago, Elvis Costello canceled his shows there, citing Israel’s poor treatment of the Palestinians. Now, the raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla has prompted Black Francis and company to call off would would be their first ever concert in Tel Aviv. TwoRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

The Flamings Lips are the kings of nontraditional marketing tactics and are no strangers to unique niche merchandise, but this new thing is pretty unexpected and awesome: a Silver Trembling Fetus Christmas tree ornament. The video below will provide you with all the details.

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