Tag Archives: The Kills

KEXP’s Bumbershoot 2011 Preview!

Bumbershoot has been Seattle’s premier music and arts festival since its inception in 1971, and every year it brings together musicians and artists from around the world to take the stage at Seattle Center. This year’s lineup is no different, fusing the newfound up-and-comers with the classic and renowned, sprawling across this upcoming Labor DayRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week — Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more…

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Live Reveiw: The Kills with Cold Cave, The Entrance Band @ Showbox at the Market, 5/9

I’ve always been a fan of The Kills. Before Monday, however, I had never seen them in concert and I was curious as to how their music would translate live with only two people on stage, neither of whom would be a drummer. I did not lack faith in the awesomeness of the show IRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 9 THE KILLS with Cold Cave, The Entrance Band @ Showbox at the Market After a stint as the lead vocalist for Jack White’s The Dead Weather, Allison Mosshart has once again teamed up with her Kills cohort Jamie Hince. In April, the duo release Blood Pressures, their fourth full-length album and firstRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: The Kills

The first time I saw the Kills was at KEXP for their performance at KEXP in 2005.  I was working in the next room, the production studio, editing a radio story.  Suddenly, a blast of guitar noise nearly blew me off my seat. (The production rooms at KEXP are not soundproof. but usually they keepRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Kills – DNA

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 MorningRead more…

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Out This Week 4/5

Spring is in the air, but you might not know it if you either looked outside or listened to this week’s new releases. That’s not to say there’s not a lot of great stuff hitting record store shelves today. In fact, there’s plenty to chose from. It’s just that, well, many of the week’s recommendedRead more…

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Monday Morning News Fix

The Kills Offer Free MP3 of Single “DNA”: Less than a month before the release of their forthcoming LP Blood Pressures, swaggering art rock duo The Kills are upping the hype ante with a free MP3 download of second single “DNA.” Like their omninous video for debut single “Satellite,” released at the end of January, “DNA” oozes the mysterious-teetering-on-dangerous allureRead more…

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Coming Soon: Record Store Day 2011

If you’re a fan of music, then you’ve heard of Record Store Day, the annual sale that celebrates independent record stores by offering markdowns of most prices, and exclusive or rare vinyl. Time to mark your calendars, because this year’s Record Store Day is slated for Saturday, April 16th, and the event’s UK website hasRead more…

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Video Roundup: February 10, 2011

It’s been a lively day for music videos, with new releases from The Kills, The Black Keys, Mogwai, and Say Hi. Bonnie and Clyde go to the seaside in “Satellites,” the new video from The Kills. It’s a song that’s far from their trademark stripped-down, guitar-and-vocal style – a brooding garage-rock stomper – but it’sRead more…

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