Tag Archives: The Black Keys

Friday on My Mind: 2012 KEXP-centric Grammy Nominees

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. For this week, we are looking at KEXP friendly artists who are nominated for Grammy awards this year.

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Monday Music News

“Life is a pre-existing condition,” says Mike McCready . In a video released today, the Pearl Jam guitarist voiced support of preserving the Affordable Care Act in the upcoming Presidential elections. While the band has been known for typically favoring liberal policies and politicians, this particular issue directly hits McCready, who has been living withRead more...

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Monday Music News

More Sigur Rós news: this coming Thursday, May 17th, across EVERY time zone in the world, fans can preview the new album, Valtari, in the world’s first worldwide listening party (don’t quote me on this). Wherever you are, at 7pm, just log on to the band’s website and stream the album in their entirety. KEXPRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We’ve got another great week of shows in Seattle, with a ton of variety. This is a city where you can see a good show just about every night of the week, and this one is no exception. Starting on Monday night, we’ve got some great Northwest connections back in town with former Fleet FoxRead more...

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Thursday Music News

The new Justin Vernon-curated label, Chigliak, has just released its first record. Vernon himself wrote the introduction to the first release, a 12″ vinyl re-issue of Amateur Love’s 2003 (and only) album, It’s All Aquatic: What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminateRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Hip-hop mag XXL recently released its 5th annual Freshman Class, and Seattle’s own Macklemore was deemed worthy of inclusion. Though the up-and-coming MC is nothing new to Northwest hip hop fans, he has yet to receive the amount of national media coverage many 206ers feel he deserves. Hopefully, wielding a gold-dipped pipe in the centerRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In The Black Keys’ recent cover story in Rolling Stone Magazine, drummer Patrick Carney had some choice words on Nickleback and the state of Rock in general. Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of hisRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cheryl Waters

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The highly-anticipated new Black Keys album El Camino was finally released on Tuesday. Reaction has been spreading it’s way throughout the world wide interwebs, and soon that little mini news feed bar on your Facebook page will be filled with notifications of all your friends Spotify-ing the hell out of the new tracks. The ‘KeysRead more...

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Out This Week 12/6

It’s another short list of new releases this week, but there are some killer highlights that will make you rethink your Top Albums of 2011. Akron-to-Nashville duo The Black Keys seventh album hits stores this week, and it’s killer. Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls it “the band’s most vibrant, energetic and just plain rockingRead more...

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