Tag Archives: R.E.M.

National Radio Week: A Matt Pinfield WHTG Playlist

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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Radio On: A KEXP National Radio Week Video Roundup

If not for radio, punk and new wave would never have spread across the country the way it did. Thanks to groundbreaking DJs from the 1970s like Rodney Bingenheimer at Los Angeles station KROQ and Vin Scelsa at New York’s WNEW, bands were able to reach an audience their crappy tour vans may never haveRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Recent Sub Pop signees Bully are releasing their sophomore album Losing this fall. It will follow their well-received 2015 debut Feels Like. “Feel the Same” is the first single from the new album and it’s got a more grungey vibe than the Nashville quartet’s previous work. [ Spin ]

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Friday Music News

It’s the end of the year, alright, but I don’t know how fine you’re feeling. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe joined Stephen Colbert and actor James Franco for a spirited, updated rendition of the 1987 single “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” last night on CBS’ The Late ShowRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/21

It’s reissue season, and this week brings us deluxe versions of Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, Tori Amos’ Boys for Pele, Ween’s live album, and R.E.M.‘s now-classic Out of Time, whose deluxe edition features new liner notes, 19 never-before-heard demos, an unreleased 1991 live show, plus eight music videos, a 1991 EPK video, and the album itself, natch,Read more…

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Thank You, Soldiers: A KEXP Veterans Day Video Roundup

Today is Veterans Day, or Armistice Day and Remembrance Day to our friends outside the United States. It’s a public holiday that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally concluded on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. No matter if you’re pro-military orRead more…

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Video Roundup: Be Bald And Be Free Day

Take off those toupées: it’s annual Be Bald and Be Free Day, a day to celebrate those shiny domes of yours! Although, now that I think about it… isn’t everyday “Be Bald and Be Free Day”? You must save so much money not having to buy shampoo, conditioner, mousse, hairspray, straightening irons, blow dryers, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It had been a five years absence before Canadian electro-pop twosome Junior Boys released their latest, Big Black Coat, earlier this year. Now, just over five months later, they share a new EP which you can stream in its entirety below. Kiss Me All Night features four tracks — three new, and one a coverRead more…

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The Challenge Is Coming …

Hood-to-Hood 2016 map

Who among you will fight for the music? KEXP’s Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge coincides with our One-Day Summer Fund Drive this Friday, June 10. But why wait? Show your civic pride now and help your neighborhood take an early lead in the 2016 Hood-to-Hood Challenge. Starting today, when you donate to power great music on KEXP,Read more…

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Viafucked: A KEXP Video Roundup for the Seattle Viaduct Closure

It has begun: as of midnight last night, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now closed for two weeks while the Highway 99 tunnel machine “Bertha” burrows below. If you haven’t endured the results of the closure yet, get ready, as statistics state 90,000 drivers and 30,000 transit riders are being displaced. You can “strive notRead more…

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