Tag Archives: The Cure

Monday Music News

Boston punk band The Real Kids had a surprise hit in 1977 with the track “All Kindsa Girls,” and now all-girl trio Ex Hex give it a modern spin with their rendition, shared below. Lead vocalist Mary Timony described it to NME as, “just a great song, the kind of song that you wish youRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

The past couple days have been very busy for The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. Just yesterday he released his newest single “Where No Eagles Fly,” and today he’s shared the official music video. It won’t be remembered for being a high-concept or polished video, but it’s still extremely captivating. [CoS]

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Video Roundup: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Here at KEXP, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but today, Friday, June 20th, it’s officially a day to have a furry office-mate! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), Take Your Dog To Work Day was initiated to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from localRead more…

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Video Roundup: World Goth Day 5/22

Compiled by Matt Pritchard and Susan Hood Layer on the black eyeliner and cue up Siouxsie Sioux — it’s World Goth Day! For those of us with a love of all things grimly fiendish, this Thursday is a day to celebrate our darker sides and pasty pallors. Initiated in 2010, May 22nd marks a holidayRead more…

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Live Review: Austin City Limits 2013, Saturday

No one knew it at the time, but Saturday would be the end of Austin City Limits 2013. Rain had been threatening all weekend, and around 9:45 p.m., it finally showed up, and as of Sunday morning, it hasn’t left. That being said, Saturday would have been a hard day to top. The weather wasRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia

Join KEXP, CityArts, and Neumos in supporting the 8th edition of Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia — A Tribute to The Cure and Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . On February 9th at Neumos some of our favorite Seattle bands will be covering songs by The Cure. The lineup includesRead more…

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Video Roundup: It’s (Maybe) The End Of The World As We Know It

NASA thinks otherwise, but according to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, the world will end today. Even if the Mayans couldn’t rightly predict their own demise, who knows? We may have only one more day left on Earth. If that’s the case, we’re going out swinging! All day, KEXP DJs are playing songs to soundtrackRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About the Cold

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. The weather has taken a turn for the cold, so this week were looking at songs about the cold. Seattle cold isRead more…

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Into the Trees: A Goth Video Roundup

All day today, we’re playing celebrating Robert Smith’s (April 21) by playing your favorite songs by The Cure and other goth favorites. As a genre and a style, “goth” is pretty easy to stereotype (see The Damned’s “Grimly Fiendish” for a particularly campy version), but the truth is its influence spreads far and wide. GothRead more…

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