Tag Archives: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Monday Music News

Influential artist Phil Everly, who formed The Everly Brothers with his sibling Don, passed away last Friday, at the age of 74. Everly’s son Jason cites the cause of death as complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Since forming in the 1950s, The Everly Brothers racked up an unprecedented 35 Top 100 hit singles, andRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Retreat!

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Retreat!” by Sharon JonesRead more…

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Monday Music News

After over a decade, Fruit Bats is, um, flying away into the sunset, as mastermind Eric D. Johnston announced this morning: “Hey All. So, after 13 years, 5 albums, bunch of tours, and lots of laughs, Fruit Bats is calling it a day. There is no major or dramatic reason – I’m not gonna launchRead more…

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Monday Music News

Did you know about the current infestation of pythons that Florida is facing? Yeah! They’re eating all the small animals and slowly squeezing the biodiversity out of the region – but there is a different python at work in Surfer Blood’s new album, Pythons. It’s a surf rock kind of slippery happy sunny python –Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Brooklyn soul revivalists Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have announced a new album, Give the People What They Want, and have released a new track from it. Funky and everything the people wanted from a follow-up, “Retreat!” is also sassy – “live with me and you’ll play with fire.” Check it out. [Pitchfork]

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Live Review: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with The Heavy @ Showbox SoDo 6/21

Monday was the summer solstice, which meant daylight would be lingering longer than it would any other day of the year. This is great if you’re trying to squeeze in a round of golf after dinner, but as we arrived at the Showbox SoDo to see The Heavy open for Sharon Jones and the Dap-KingsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – I Found Out The Hard Way

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday, we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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