Tag Archives: R.E.M.

Photo Gallery: Help the Hoople Benefit for Scott McCaughey 1/5 + 1/6

This past weekend in Portland, a benefit concert was held for beloved local artist Scott McCaughey, who suffered a stroke back in November. As we mentioned last month here on the KEXP Blog, the two nights (Friday at the Star Theater, Saturday at the Wonder Ballroom) featured an all-star bill including members of R.E.M., CorinRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Local Music, Photo Galleries | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Music News

R.E.M. are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their iconic 1992 album Automatic for the People in a big way. The band is releasing a 25th-anniversary reissue featuring unreleased demos and tracks, teaming up with clothing company Paul Smith for a run of products featuring album art, song lyrics, and promo photos from the era, andRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

In Stores Now 11/13

We’ve been sharing sneak peeks at the new Angel Olsen album in our Music News Roundups, and now we have the complete collection of b-sides, cover songs, previously unreleased recordings, and other rarities. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a first-rate collection…ranging from bristling folk-rock to stripped-down country-folk.” Ian Svenonius (of The Make Up,Read more…

Posted in In Stores Now, KEXP | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

KEXP Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Tom Petty

In the weeks since Tom Petty‘s sudden death, dozens of musicians have honored the rocker by covering his songs. The breadth and depth of these tributes is awe-inspiring: Sure, artists have gravitated toward the hits — “American Girl,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’” — but musicians haveRead more…

Posted in KEXP, Video Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in KEXP, National Radio Week, Video Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in KEXP, National Radio Week, Video Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 ]

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in KEXP, Music News | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in In Stores Now, KEXP | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in KEXP, Video Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories