Tag Archives: Prince

National Radio Week: Artist Encounters, Part 2

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: Exclusive Interview with Jordan Gatesmith of Howler

As a teenager, Jordan Gatesmith fronted the Minneapolis-based band Howler, whose sneering garage-rock sound caught the attention of UK label Rough Trade. (You can check out their KEXP performance during SXSW 2012 here on the blog, and a 2014 in-studio session here.) After two albums, Gatesmith disbanded the group earlier this year, moved to LosRead more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: Exclusive Interview with Alan Sparhawk of Low

While most of the well-known Minnesota bands hail from Minneapolis, out on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior is the city of Duluth, hometown to the band Low. In the early ’90s, the local sound was loud, abrasive, and grunge-inspired. Someone made the joke, what if a band were to play quiet music on stage?Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Tuxedo

Tuxedo is the collaborative project between Michigan-raised, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer Mayer Hawthorne and veteran Seattle-based producer Jake One. Bonding over a shared love of early 1980s boogie, disco, funk, and R&B, the pair soon connected to create modern-day jams steeped in this rich, infectious, groovy sound. While the duo originally kept their creations relatively mysterious,Read more…

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Friday Music News

CHVRCHES have teamed up with actress Kristen Stewart for a live version of their track “Down Side of Me,” which can be found on the box set 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood (with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood, natch). In a press release, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says the track, “was not writtenRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Susan Rogers Remembers Prince

Besides being the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory, and an associate professor at Berklee, Susan Rogers is also the person who worked most closely with the late Prince during quite possibly his most important period artistically. From 1983 to 1988, it was Susan who was on the other side of theRead more…

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Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong: KEXP’s Radiohead Covers Roundup

It’s no surprise that Radiohead‘s Saturday show at Key Arena is sold out; the band have amassed a rabid fan base since forming in Abingdon, Oxfordshire back in 1985. And, it’s no surprise that this roundup of Radiohead covers goes on and on; many of our favorite artists cite Radiohead as one of their faves.Read more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part One

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty continues to roll out new music from his forthcoming full-length Pure Comedy, out April 7th via Sub Pop/Bella Union. (Check out the title track on the KEXP Blog here.) Today, he shares a video for the single “Two Wildly Different Perspective” — again directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, who shared a collage-styleRead more…

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What Music Mattered Most in 2016?

Another year, and another amazing analysis by KEXP volunteer and Tableau product manager Jewel Loree! Below, you can explore and discover the artists, albums, and songs that mattered most to KEXP DJs in 2016 with this interactive data visualization. Sadly, in a year of so much loss, it’s no surprise that David Bowie tops theRead more…

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