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Thursday Music News

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, aka The Both, stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night for a rousing rendition of “Volunteers of America” off their self-titled debut collaboration. Drummer Matt Mayhall, who you may recall from their Bumbershoot Lounge performance, joined the fun. Watch below, and keep watch on KEXP’s TV Eye columnRead more...

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Live Video: The Both at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

What brought two already well known and respected artists together to collaborate on a new project? The internet, of course. Though Aimee Mann and Ted Leo shared a casual friendship and a liking for each other’s music, they bonded over things “#dumb” on Twitter. Eventually, a 140-character comedic repartee turned into a tour, and aRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Lonely Forest, Elvis Costello, The Both, The Afghan Whigs, and Mavis Staples

The Lonely Forest – 3:30 p.m. The Lonely Forest played its last ever show (before heading on hiatus) on a drizzly, gray Saturday afternoon to a medium-sized crowd of local fans and their hometown following from Anacortes, and it couldn’t have been any more fitting. Emotional, but never overbearing, the band certainly acknowledged that the bandRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Both

text by Jacob Uitti and Anna McClain Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are both clever, melodically-inclined songwriters with a knack for harmonies, so while their past careers aren’t that similar on paper (Mann emerged in the ’80s with new wavers ‘Til Tuesday, Leo in the ’90s with hardcore punks Citizens Arrest) their joint project TheRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2014: Day 1 Begins

The word “bumbershoot” means “umbrella,” so perhaps it’s fitting that the first day of the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is under a steady stream of rain. But rain or shine, it’s going to be a great first day of music out on the Seattle Center grounds, with Afghan Whigs, Elvis Costello, Poliça, andRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Ever since we debuted this song on the air yesterday, it’s become the #1 requested track at KEXP: new music from Alt-J! Stream the track “Hunger of the Pine” below, from their sophomore album This Is All Yours, due out September 22nd via Warner Music. (Alas, yes, that is Miley Cyrus sampled from her singleRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley We were lucky to get The Both (that’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) in The Cutting Room studios for a live KEXP session earlier this month, and Vulture.com lucked out into getting the duo to perform a medley of TV theme songs. Watch and see if you canRead more...

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Thursday Music News

With two sharp shooters like this, it’s sure to be a great chat: Northwest noodler Stephen Malkmus sat down for a chat on Marc Maron‘s celebrated WTF podcast. The conversation covers Portland, Pavement, parenting, and Poe (as in, Edgar Allen). You can download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes. [Spin] In the video forRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

With SXSW just winding down and the hometown folk all but headed home, we’re ready for more concerts and a new festival in Boise Idaho. It’s the inaugural year of the Treefort Music Fest which runs from Thursday March 21 - Sunday March 24; featuring music from National, Local, and Regional acts. Some great bandsRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Unlike the two-year trickle of press quotes and leaks that preceded their last album, The Strokes have taken a rather quiet approach to publicity behind their forthcoming fifth album, Comedown Machine (out 3/26 through RCA). However, after some coaxing from BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture spoke, albeit vaguely and briefly, withRead more...

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