Tag Archives: The English Beat

Live Review: The B-52’s with The English Beat at the Woodland Park Zoo 7/24

While all you hipsters were at the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend, I was across town at a completely. different. event. You had man buns, tattoos, ripped jeans. I had mini-vans, lawn chairs, and sensible khaki cargo shorts. To be fair, we both had to endure screaming crazies with drinks spilled down the frontRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: GEMS

GEMS is the blossoming musical duo of LA-via-DC artists Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher. Their recent debut full length album, Kill The One You Love, has quickly become a KEXP favorite, with the record’s brilliant lead single, “Living As A Ghost”, handsomely showcasing their rich and dreamy mixture of shoegaze, electronic-pop, and R&B styles.Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 11th • Arctic Monkeys at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Movie Mondays Presents Pearl Jam 20 at the Triple Door // All Ages (more info)

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Birthday, John Cusack

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. John Cusack celebrates his 48th birthday tomorrow. That’s right – let that one sink in. Lloyd Dobler is almost 50. Originally bornRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With hardcore Northwesterner’s now back from a cold but successful weekend at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, we have a whole week of great new shows to warm you back in Seattle. On Monday night, we welcome Iris DeMent at The Triple Door, and then on Tuesday we have an exciting night out with Duff McKagan’sRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

As we recover from a beautiful (and hot!) weekend in Seattle, we have a whole crop of new and amazing shows to share with you this week. We start off slowly with some great small club shows at the Tractor with Phosphorescent and Mimicking Birds, and at the Sunset with Southeast Engine and Danielle Henry. Tuesday night,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 4 THE DODOS with Reading Rainbow @ Neumos Bay Area indie rockers The Dodos will kick off the week at Neumos. Their music plays is folky, tribal, tom-heavy, and African-inspired and has been all the rage around KEXP as of late. They’ll be playing a live in-studio set at noon on the dayRead more…

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Bumbershoot Photos from Monday 9/6/10

The third and final day of Bumbershoot 2010 was just as exciting as the first! Sunday brought great indie bands (Surfer Blood, BOAT, The Clientele, Japandroids and The Thermals), vintage soul from Booker T., Canadian heavy metal from Anvil and a whole lot more from Kings Go Forth, Trampled By Turtles, Angelique Kidjo, Bobby BareRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: The English Beat

In reductivist short-hand, The English Beat are the Rolling Stones of second wave ska. Whereas colleagues The Specials could blend truly personal and compelling B&W movie lyrical vignettes with noir post-punk, the (English) Beat dug deeper into the bag of soul and funk for their seminal pre-reggae homages. Early on, they were just as toughRead more…

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