Tag Archives: Sonic Youth

Review Revue: Sonic Youth – Sister

It’s been great to see all the celebration of various independent radio stations around the country this week. Part of what makes this series so fun for me is digging through the scribblings of college radio DJs who were on the air around when I was discovering some of my favorite music through college radio.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

The War On Drugs are following up 2014’s critically acclaimed album Lost In The Dream this fall with A Deeper Understanding and today we have another single off the record, “Strangest Thing.” The epic atmospheric song comes with a 8mm visual directed by Shawn Brackbill. A Deeper Understanding will be out August 25 via Atlantic. The War OnRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a new super group in our midsts. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin have joined forces to create Levee Walkers. Their website describes them as “a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk,Read more…

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Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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Live Review: Kim Gordon at Neptune Theatre 3/2/15

So, as you’ve probably heard by now, when legendary lady Kim Gordon took the stage at The Neptune earlier this week in support of her new memoir, Girl in a Band, it ended up being… well, kind-of weird. On her nationwide tour, the former Sonic Youth bassist had different interviewers in each city: drummer extraordinaireRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy New Year 2015!

View image | gettyimages.com Thank you to everyone who has made KEXP the soundtrack to their lives in 2014 — we’re excited to help you discover even more new music in 2015! As you recover from last night’s festivities, check out this New Year’s Video Round-Up. 2015 will be a big year for us, asRead more…

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Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more…

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Monday Music News

This is old news to you if you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning when DJ John Richards presented the world radio debut, but today we’ve got a new song from local faves Deep Sea Diver. Frontwoman Jessica Dobson stopped by the station this morning to share the track “One ByRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: We Love Our Amplifiers!

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. Happy Amplifier Love Week to you, you and, YOU! What is Amplifier Love Week you ask??? This week we’re celebrating all ofRead more…

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Review Revue: Sonic Youth – Dirty

Yes, I’ve covered Sonic Youth a few times here on Review Revue. But come on, is there any band that better exemplifies the joyful noise of college radio and the rise of “alternative” culture? Of course I discovered them myself by listening to college radio, and I’m sure many more did as well – especiallyRead more…

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