Tag Archives: The Magnetic Fields

Thursday Music News

Stephin Merritt likes to keep it clever with his long-running project The Magnetic Fields. From 1999’s 3-CD set 69 Love Songs, to his recent A-Z tour (performing a song starting with each letter of the alphabet), and now a five CD set titled 50 Song Memoir scheduled for a March 3rd release on Nonesuch. MerrittRead more…

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El Toro’s Last Show: “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”

After ten very happy years working at KEXP, on-air and behind-the-scenes, tonight is my final show before I move to Tucson, AZ. Tune in starting at 9:00 PM Pacific Time to hear four hours of highlights from some of my favorite in-studios, podcasts, and musical discoveries. I don’t imagine I’ll have many opportunities to hostRead more…

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Rabbit In Your Headlights: A KEXP Easter Video Roundup

Easter is right around the corner, this Sunday, March 27th. Though widely regarded as a Christian holiday, it’ll come as no surprise that the pagans have their hand in this holiday’s traditions, too. Apparently in medieval times, rabbits were thought to be hermaphrodites who could reproduce without loss of virginity… kinda like the Virgin Mary,Read more…

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Dueling Banjos: A KEXP Video Roundup to Make You Squeal

It was on this day in 1973 that the song “Dueling Banjos” became one of the few instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record that decade. Thanks to its chilling use in the movie Deliverance, the song won a Grammy Award that year, and even went on to reach No. 2 for four weeks onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Evocative Canadian artist Peaches shares a fun new video for the track “I Mean Something” off her latest album Rub, out now via I U She Music/INgrooves. In the clip, directed by Silas Howard, Peaches parties at the pool with burlesque legends Kitten Natividad, Satans Angel, Tiffany Carter, Dusty Summers, and Shannon Doah. (Sadly, althoughRead more…

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Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Heartache for Your Valentine’s Day!

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. If you are in a relationship and have a partner, then Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! If you aren’t in a relationship or yourRead more…

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Video Roundup: Celebrating Gay Pride

We celebrate gay pride all the time here at KEXP, but every year, at the end of June, the nation honors those who marched in 1970 in remembrance of the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This Sunday, June 29th, Seattle itself celebrates the 40th Anniversary of our own Pride Parades,Read more…

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Gay-E-X-P 2014

I swear KEXP gets gayer every year. Granted, the station was pretty gay to begin with. So many of the artists you hear on a regular basis on KEXP are members of the LGBT community: The Magnetic Fields, Sleater-Kinney, Bob Mould, Antony & the Johnsons. Plus the Pacific Northwest scene teems with amazing queer musiciansRead more…

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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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