Tag Archives: Shovels & Rope

TV Eye: Week of 6/16

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, June 16th Late Show with David Letterman: Angel Olsen Conan: Ice Cube Jimmy Kimmel Live:Read more...

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Live Video: Shovels & Rope

For as good natured a duo as you’re like to find, Cary Ann Heart and Michael Trent can get darker and more dangerous than you can imagine. As Shovels & Rope, they play gritty boot-stompin’ roots-rock that spans between rousing sing-alongs, heartwarming ballads and harrowing tales of vengeance. On their return to the KEXP studio,Read more...

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Live Review: Drive-By Truckers with Shovels & Rope at Showbox SoDo 4/23

photos and text by Matthew B. Thompson Southern charm and rock ‘n’ roll descended upon the Showbox SoDo on a rainy Wednesday night. Drive-By Truckers headlined a nearly sold out show supporting their latest album: English Oceans. Concert-goers filled the cavernous hall as the Charleston, SC, based Shovels and Rope took the stage roughly anRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 3: Primus, Grimes, Mumford, Elvis and more

by Tara Kelly Kearns The third morning of Sasquatch looked like it might be the day of rain. But after only a few sprinkles in the morning, the sun and clouds stayed their dry course and danced the day away. The few people that woke up and got it together in time were able toRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Sasquatch! Mixtape 2013

Sunscreen for the Eastern Washington sun? Check. Sleeping bag for the few moments you’ll be able to sleep? Check? Earplugs for when your ‘drums need a break? Check. Booty shorts for dancin’? Check. High energy bars for, uh... energy? Check. Roadtrip music for the journey out to The Gorge? Double and triple check! We’ve gotRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more...

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You Can Power Live at KEXP Volume Nine!

I still get chills when I think back to the 2011 KEXP in-studio when 4AD veterans Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) performed Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren.”  I can only assume I did something really unselfish in a previous life in order to wind up right there in the roomRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picks made the list! Michael Kiwanuka at KEXP, 10/05/12 // photo credit: Beth Crook (moreRead more...

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Live Video: Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope got their name from an album about murderers and grave diggers they wrote as the yet-unmarried duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent in 2008. Four years later, they’ve officially tied the knot and released their first album, recorded in their house and in the back of vans under their ghastly newRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP at Pickathon, Part 3

You know you’re in for something special when a band brings a full sized harp and pump organ into the woods for an acoustic performance. For the session we recorded with them at Pickathon, The Barr Brothers decided not to compromise and hauled all their gear into the “Bunny Glade,” one of the festival’s dedicatedRead more...

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