Tag Archives: Sonic Youth

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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Album Review: Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore has thrown us for a couple loops in the last couple years, starting with the long-time coming disbandment of Sonic Youth. Arguably one fo the most influential American bands of all time, Sonic Youth have, for many years, had a turbulent air about them, but after 2009′s noisy but excellent The Eternal, noRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 2: Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore has nothing to prove after decades spent as part of one of the most influential bands of all time, Sonic Youth.  The guitarist, singer, and songwriter has long been worshiped by SY fans and adored by critics as Sonic Youth evolved from brash indie upstarts in the 80s, to semi-commercial success on aRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Well, that Paul McCartney/Nirvana thing happened. Macca “jammed” with former grunge-rockers Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic (plus Foo Fighter Pat Smear) at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden last night. The quartet (or “Sirvana,” as Spin has dubbed them) debuted a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack,” which features some furiousRead more...

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Monday Music News

Electronic music making husband/wife duo Peaking Lights will be releasing a remake of their most recent album Lucifer, on which they make their already dub heavy tracks into dub dance solid beauties. Lucifer in Dub will be out on December 11th, but you can listen to their re-working of “Dream Beat,” which is now theRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: KCMU’s Top 90.3 of 1987 Revisited

Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you’ve ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives, you’ve probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week,Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s latest video from his 2011 release, Wolfroy Goes To Town, is, despite the fact it revolves around two animated bunnies in love, probably the most depressing cartoon I’ve seen a while. “Time To Be Clear” stars two rabbits, one of which bears striking resemblance to Will Oldham himself, who fall in loveRead more...

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Song of the Day: Disappears - Replicate

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Memorable Musical Couples

It’s time again for the weekly installment of Friday on My Mind. This post is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News, in which we mull around a musically inclined idea each and every week. Yesterday would have marked the 44th wedding anniversary of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Today we’re salutingRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 11/15

As you probably know by now, Sonic Youth frontcouple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have called it quits. The future of the band remains uncertain, as Moore continues his solo tour, so if you’re looking to relive that live Sonic Youth experience, look no further than this pretty-good recording of what may become their finalRead more...

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