Tag Archives: The Hold Steady

Feelin’ Minnesota: KEXP Video Roundup

This Wednesday, June 7th, on what would have been Prince’s 59th birthday, KEXP will be Feelin’ Minnesota as we celebrate with a spotlight on bands from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. From 6AM to 6PM, you’ll hear from artists like Hüsker Dü, Brother Ali, Poliça, and The Jayhawks, leading up to a four-hour extravaganza onRead more…

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Monday Music News

Just last week, we had Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) in the KEXP studios in support of his forthcoming solo LP, We All Want The Same Things. Even earlier this year, Finn did a small Living Room Tour, which you can see in the video to “Tracking Shots.” Director Julian Muller captures scenes ofRead more…

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Hot Potato: KEXP’s National French Fry Day Video Roundup

They say there’s a day for everything, and maybe they’re right, because today happens to be National French Fry Day. It’s been said that french fries date back to the 1600s, when the residents of a region formerly known as the “Spanish Netherlands” (currently: Belgium) had the custom of accompanying their meals with fried fish.Read more…

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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You’re A Gift! KEXP’s Christmas Song Roundup

It should never go without saying that we at KEXP are amazed by the ongoing support by our listeners and friends. This year, you’ve helped us maintain our fiercely independent programming and find a new home, and now you’re continuing to help us fully compete it so that we can reach more of you thanRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

While we wait for a new Parquet Courts full-length, the boys from Brooklyn tease fans with two split 7″ releases instead. Today, they unveil a collaboration with Vermont artist Joey Pizza Slice (which is a GREAT name, btw): only 500 copies will be pressed of this August 11th release via Wharf Cat. On August 14th,Read more…

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Video Roundup: Star Wars Day

It’s May 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Like many pop-culture phenomenons, the epic space saga has made its way into music, influencing everything from band names, lyrics, and even stage attire. (Looking at you, Gnarls Barkley.) To celebrate the Lucas legacy, today we’ve compiled a galactic force of songs, bands, or lyrics inspired by StarRead more…

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

If you were listening to The Midday Show on KEXP yesterday, you may have heard DJ Cheryl Waters present the US debut of a new song from SBTRKT, featuring guest vocals from Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. If you missed it (or just wanna hear it again), you can now stream the track “New Dorp,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 7/21

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Tuesday, July 22nd Conan: the Hold Steady Last Call with Carson Daly: Midlake Wednesday, July 23rdRead more…

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