Tag Archives: Soundgarden

Friday on My Mind: Songs About the Sun

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. This week the sun has remained with Seattle for more than a few consecutive days, so in honor of this momentous occasion,Read more...

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Celebrating Independence with... Sub Pop Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. Chances are that if you’reRead more...

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Agitated Atmosphere: C.J. Boyd - West Coasting Volume 1: Dreams Like This Must Die

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more...

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Friday Music News

Passion Pit is back!  Sort of!  Check out their pulsating remix of Swedish duo We Are Serenades‘ first single, “Birds” off of their album debut, Criminal Heaven, here. He is now, quite literally, the king of pop.  Pepsi is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s seminal album Bad by adorning one billion cans with hisRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Silversun Pickups are now streaming their new album Neck Of The Woods via MTV. If you are a fan of the band’s past work, Neck Of The Woods will not disappoint in the slightest. Listen to it below and grab it when it comes out next week! Also, make sure to see Silversun Pickups atRead more...

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Video Roundup: Grunge is/not Dead!

Perhaps no other day marks Seattle music history like April 5. Eighteen years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his life. Eight years later, on April 5, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley died from a drug overdose. But also on April 5, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was born. (AIC’s original bassist Mike Starr wasRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 25 I think we are all still recovering from the Block Party today. Tuesday, July 26 *Fences @ Sonic Boom Records (Ballard) (FREE) (info) Fresh off an amazing performance at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Christopher Mansfield (aka Fences) plays a much smaller stage at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. Come check outRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Grunge” - Soundgarden

The first grunge-era band to get signed to a major label was Seattle’s own Soundgarden.  They got started officially in 1984, naming themselves after a sound sculpture near Seattle’s Magnuson park.  One of six bands to appear on the first grunge compilation, Deep Six, released in 1986, Soundgarden’s original sound was psychedelic garage -- veryRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s only taken 15 years, but Soundgarden are finally putting out a new album. The yet-to-be-titled release will be their first since 1996′s Down on the Upside and comes in the same year as Pearl Jam‘s 20th anniversary as well as the just-as-triumphant return of the Foo Fighters, who in addition to releasing a newRead more...

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Live Review: Jubilee, Artis the Spoonman @ The Triple Door 1/31

Tonight’s entertainment in the palatial, opulent, and downright smart and swanky Triple Door quietly begins when local legend Artis the Spoonman unassumingly strolls onto the candlelit venue’s dark stage and squats on his haunches, barefoot, and arranges his spoons in a cloth carrying case in front of him. He starts to chat with the audienceRead more...

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