Tag Archives: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Here’s Some Songs (at Christmas Time)

Every year, the holiday season seems to inspire some of our favorite bands to write new music. KEXP has rounded up some of our favorites below. Need even more songs for rockin’ around your Christmas tree? Be sure to check out previous round-ups for 2015 and 2014. Happy holidays from everyone at KEXP! She &Read more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Hanukkah 2016!

It’s Hanukkah time, and KEXP has your playlist of songs for the season! The eight-day festival of lights kicks off Saturday, December 24th and ends Sunday, January 1st, so spin these tracks while you spin the dreidel. Happy Hanukkah from everyone at KEXP!

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a posthumous Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings video out today, but I can’t get through it without tearing up. The song “Please Come Home For Christmas” was recorded last year for the Daptone Records holiday collection, It’s A Holiday Soul Party!, and takes on an even more aching poignancy in the wake of Sharon’sRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I’m Still Here

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song comes from contemporary soul siren and her band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.Read more…

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Music that Matters: The Rich, Corinthian Leather Music That Matters Podcast

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music that Matters, Vol. 532 – The Rich, Corinthian Leather Music That Matters Podcast JohnRead more…

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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Miss Sharon Jones! at Northwest Film Forum 9/2-9/8

This Labor Day weekend, the Northwest Film Forum presents the Seattle premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!, a documentary chronicling one of the most challenging years in the life of Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings). The film was directed by two-time Academy Award-Winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream), who paints aRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/22

Windy City singer/songwriter Ryley Walker shares his third album this week, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “his strongest and most sophisticated set to date, combining fluid guitar lines, intricate rhythms and elliptical lyrics on expansive songs that masterfully blend elements of folk-rock, psych, jazz and more.” Out of Colorado Springs, um, springs newRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Wilco‘s surprise release of Star Wars (voted #15 in KEXP’s Top Albums of 2015 countdown), and to celebrate, the band have done another surprise release. Check out the single “Locator” below, which you can download for free in exchange for an email address. Happy anniversary, Star Wars! (Watch theRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening

Last month, KEXP officially opened the doors to our new home. To celebrate, we invited all our friends. Thousands of listeners and supporters showed up to our all-day party, featuring many of our favorite artists performing. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Bob Mould and Deep Sea Diver wowed the crowd outside in the Seattle Center’sRead more…

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