Tag Archives: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Friday Music News

Ms. Sharon Jones! is a new documentary that follows Sharon Jones (and her Dap-Kings) through 2013, the year she and the band released their amazing Give the People What They Want and when she was diagnosed with cancer. The film was directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple and will premiere in Seattle on SeptemberRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are recent legends and have become one of KEXP’s core artists. The band, and the Daptones label that it represents, were the main force behind the soul funk revival of the last fifteen years, the stylistic rebirth that bands ranging from The Alabama Shakes to The Budos Band haveRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Tax Time!

View image | gettyimages.com It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. If you already did your taxes, then you are awesome. If you have yet to tackle them, I’mRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/23

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, February 23rd: Late Show with David Letterman: Steve Earle Tuesday, February 24th: Late Show withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The fabulous Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings share a new track today, in celebration of their first ever Grammy Award nomination. Stream “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” below, a song that shimmers with soul and reverberates with a fantastic horn section. Tune in to the Grammys on February 8th to see if the group’s recentRead more…

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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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