Tag Archives: The Weeknd

Announcing the 2018 Coachella Music Festival Lineup

The 2018 Coachella alley Music and Arts Festival returns for two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22. Last night the lineup dropped and, as always, there’s plenty to pore over. We already knew BeyoncĂ© would be a headliner this year after she had to drop out from 2017’s lineup when she became pregnant with twinsRead more…

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New Year’s at the Needle with KEXP

For the fourth year, KEXP was invited to curate the soundtrack for Seattle’s New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle in Seattle Center. Global fireworks experts, Pyro Spectaculars, and Master Fireworks Artist Alberto Navarro choreographed the explosions in the sky, as KEXP DJs Kevin Cole and Larry Rose brought the soundtrack, produced by JacksonRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Mura Masa

Mura Masa is the alias of London-based producer Alex Crossan. A native of the small island of Guernsey off the coast of Normandy, he emerged on the music scene in 2014 with the debut mini-album Soundtrack To A Death, introducing listeners to his adventurous and infectious beats. Following a string of hotly-tipped singles over theRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ Sho Nuph

Ever since moving to Seattle from Lansing, Michigan, in 1989, Shomari Shanks (a.k.a. DJ Sho Nuph (f.k.a. Sho Nuff) has been immersed within the local music community, first connecting with seminal 1990s local hip-hop crew Tribal Music before diving into the electronic music scene in the early 2000s. Heavily active within the vibrant jungle/d&b communityRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/2

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: Monday, January 2nd: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Childish Gambino (R) The Late Show withRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/28

Despite being Black Friday, quite a slew of new albums hit the stores last week, including the highly anticipated third album from The Weeknd. It’s a star-studded affair featuring guest appearances from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Swedish psych rockers Dungen share their latest, inspired by their recent work on anRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/28

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: Monday, November 28th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Willie Nelson (R) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice-T,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/21

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: Monday, November 21th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Green Day The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: The PretendersRead more…

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Friday Music News

Happy New Year! Last night, Kendrick Lamar decided to end 2015 with a 7-minute short film called God Is Gangsta. It features tracks from his acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly, “u” and “For Sale? (Interlude).” Watch Kendrick rap and go clubbing in Paris below. [Pitchfork]

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Midnight in a Perfect World: no rome

no rome is the alias of Filipino bedroom musician Rome Gomez. Based in Manila, the young artist has showcased a brilliant fusion of electronic-pop, shoegaze, and R&B with an emotional, kinetic touch on his new Hurry Home & Rest EP as well as an array of stand-alone singles, gaining a growing fanbase and the co-signRead more…

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