Tag Archives: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Midnight in a Perfect World: Jon Spencer

NYC’s Jon Spencer is a veteran of the alternative music world, best-known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, in addition to playing a key role in Pussy Galore and Boss Hog. Hot on the heels of his killer new album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party, Spencer’s MidnightRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Time for Daylight Savings!

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. A friendly reminder from your friends and family at KEXP that this Sunday it will be time againRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

L.A. duo No Age share their cover of Black Flag‘s “Six Pack”, and just like the original 1981 single, it’s a rush of hardcore fury. The track was recorded for a 7-inch box set curated by designer Dana Lecthenberg for Gallery 1988. Also in the set: Andrew Jackson Jihad’s Sean Bonnette cover of The Misfits,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Scottish rappers Young Fathers have shared “Rain Or Shine,” the first single from their upcoming LP White Men Are Black Too (out April 7). It’s a fuzzy, chaotic mix of rap and a mechanical bassline. It’ll definitely get you excited about the rest of the album. [Stereogum] Modest Mouse have pushed the release date forRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/2

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 2nd: Late Show with David Letterman: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Jimmy Kimmel Live:Read more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 31st • Galen Disston, Tim Wilson at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Meklit Hadero at the Triple Door // All Ages (more info)

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Friday Music News

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings continued their triumphant return to the stage last night on Conan. This soulful performance of their new single “Retreat!” proves that Jones’ recent battle with cancer has not dampened her spirits. Their flawless new album Give The People What They Want is out now. [Stereogum]

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Music That Matters Podcast: Jump and Shout

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. 390 – Jump and Shout The Midday Show’s Cheryl WatersRead more…

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