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Monday Music News

Boston punk band The Real Kids had a surprise hit in 1977 with the track “All Kindsa Girls,” and now all-girl trio Ex Hex give it a modern spin with their rendition, shared below. Lead vocalist Mary Timony described it to NME as, “just a great song, the kind of song that you wish youRead more…

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Live Video: Ride

What happens when you strip away the feedback and distortion that defines a genre like shoegaze? Without all the fuzz, what of value remains? In the case of British band Ride, apparently quite a lot. Somewhat like shaving a cat only to find a bigger one underneath, we discovered during an acoustic session with principleRead more…

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KEXP at the OFF Festival: Day 4, Part 2 – Summer nights at the Festival: FOOD! BEER! Where is the vodka?

After an exhausting day shooting four bands at the Porcelain Factory, we piled into our transport vans our sponsors provided, which were a lifesaver, and hit the hotel to clean the dust off our bodies. It was time to hit the OFF Festival! It was our second night so we all felt a little surerRead more…

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KEXP at the OFF Festival: Day 4, Part 1: The Porcelain Factory, and I sound odd

It’s Day 4 with KEXP at the OFF Festival, and I’ve had some tie too think and absorb all this Polishness. Linguistically and culturally my coming back to Poland has been a wonderful revelation. The country has changed dramatically, in many ways going from black & white/2D to vivid color/3D.  That transformation began in 1989Read more…

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KEXP announces partnership with OFF Festival

“Discover new music at KEXP”. You’ve probably heard those words countless times while listening to KEXP and watching our videos. In our relentless pursuit to achieve this goal, we search deeply within the Northwest community and more broadly around the world. Sometimes along the way we find not just great new bands but also fellowRead more…

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Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced their line-up for 2015, and it’s wacky! Coachella 2015 will again take place over two weekends, April 10-12 and April 17-19, in Indio, California. Headliners include AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake. Reunited bands Ride and Drive Like Jehu are also on the schedule. Oh, and ’70sRead more…

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R.I.P. Ian McLagan of Small Faces

Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the ’60s UK rock band Small Faces (later, known in the ’70s as the Faces), passed away today at the age of 69. In a statement released by his management, it was reported, “He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

With the success of the recent Slowdive reunion and news that guitarist Andy Bell had been freed from his Beady Eye obligations, it’s no wonder shoegaze band Ride have announced they’ll be reuniting. Starting in May 2015, the band have scheduled some shows in Europe, including the Primavera Sound Festival and a headlining spot forRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Preview: Beautiful Noise

Beautiful Noise (Directed by Eric Green, USA, 2014) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ director in attendance at both screenings ] It’s the film shoegaze fans have been waiting for: the documentary Beautiful Noise takesRead more…

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Know Your Subgenres: Shoegazing

Last month when Asobi Seksu visited KEXP, I mentioned on Facebook that I was watching their in-studio performance. One of my friends responded by asking not, “Who is Asobi Seksu?”, but rather, “What is shoegazing?” — a question that I thought perhaps many people would have. Hence the first in this series of articles, KnowRead more…

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