Tag Archives: The Hold Steady

Out This Week 3/25

At this pace, 2014 is well on its way to outdoing 2013 in new releases. The streak continues this week, topped by a terrific new album by Future Islands, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a masterful set of impassioned, ‘80s-steeped electro-pop with glittering synths, streamlined guitars and driving rhythms accompanying Samuel T. Herring’sRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Last night in Australia, Arcade Fire celebrated what would’ve been the 54th birthday of Michael Hutchence with a cover of the INXS classic “Devil Inside.” Watch their performance from Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl below. [Spin]

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Monday Music News

Congratulations to Macklemore x Ryan Lewis for last night’s win for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album” at the 2013 American Music Awards. The Seattle duo accepted their award while on tour in Florida, via video remote, and used the opportunity to speak out on racial profiling -- watch their video below: [MTV.com]

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Live Video: Craig Finn

There are few songwriters who can tell as story vividly and poignantly as Craig Finn. While his songs with The Hold Steady typically depict the lives of the down-and-out -- gutter rats, barflies, drug addicts and a lot of people who make some pretty bad choices -- their overwhelming appeal lies in the fact thatRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

A nice extended weekend (President’s Day), usually leads to a good week of shows. This week starts with Grimes at the Sunset Tavern on Monday night (sold out, sorry!). On Tuesday, Veronica Falls, Bleached, and Seapony are at the Tractor, and Damien Jurado plays a free in-store set at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. WednesdayRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Of course all the talk this week will be about the second annual Heineken City Arts Festival. This year, the three-day fest will take place October 20-22, featuring headlining acts Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built to Spill, Crystal Castles, and Ozomatli playing at various venues around town. Additional artists include  Shabazz Palaces, Campfire OK, The Fucking Eagles, Grand Hallway, The HelioRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 16th TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Freelance Whales and Arkell’s @ Neumos Fresh off a performance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, indie rockers Tokyo Police Club will lead off the live week at Neumos on Monday. Their debut full-length, Elephant Shell, which was released on Saddle Creek in 2008, played intoRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Hold Steady - Hurricane J

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more...

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Out This Week 5/4

A lot of super music out today! On Heaven Is Whenever, the Minneapolis power group The Hold Steady turn a more sonically diverse and dynamic though no less hard-hitting fifth album. Gone is mustachioed keyboardist Franz Nicolay, but here to stay are the clever lyrics of songwriter Craig Finn and the band’s epic sound. BrokenRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that after quite a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru has passed away. He was only in his 40s [the exact date of his birth is in question.] Guru suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma from which he finally passed. RIP.

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