Tag Archives: Sonic Youth

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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Monday News Roundup

This week begins with a veritable hurricane of news or non-news for fans of the long-defunct dance-rock group The Stone Roses. Rumors of a band reunion began circulating Friday, when a mass of press invitations were sent out for a “special announcement” at a London hotel later in the week. When contacted, a PR representativeRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

The week begins with Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen‘s iconic E Street Band saxophonist, who was reported “seriously ill” after a stroke on Sunday. Clemons was hospitalized, but after a couple brain surgeries is reported to be in responsive and stable condition. Though the E Street Band was on hiatus, Clemons has kept himself busy byRead more…

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Review Revue: Ciccone Youth – The Whitey Album

In the late ’80s, the members of Sonic Youth joined up with Mike Watt to form a joke band called Ciccone Youth (Ciccone, of course, being the given surname of the pop icon known as Madonna). Of course people forming joke bands and one-off experimental projects is nothing new (I’ve been involved in several), butRead more…

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Sonic Youth/Nirvana Documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke Coming to DVD

In 1991, Sonic Youth embarked on a European club and festival tour that was documented by director Dave Markey. The band’s opening act, a little group known as Nirvana, are also heavily featured, and the film was released on VHS way back in the day. Now, an enhanced special edition of the film is beingRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

The new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are in: Next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John. Leon Russell will be receive The Award For Musical Excellence (formerly the Sideman category) and industry legends Jac Holzman and Art Rupe will both receive the AhmetRead more…

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