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Wednesday Music News

That David Byrne is unstoppable. The influential icon was just in town, launching a run of his musical Here Lies Love at the Seattle Repertory Theater (watch an exclusive KEXP interview about it here). And now, upon his return home, he’s announced a “music-related variety show” to held for one night only at the TownRead more…

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Live Review: The xx with Sampha at WaMu Theater 4/24

“I feel like all 4,000 people in this room should hug right now,” the mid-30s woman beside me says to me as the house lights go on after The xx show last Monday night. I nod my head in approval. I understand what she means – not hugs of comfort but hugs of recognition ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s Car Seat Headrest is no stranger to covers: founder/frontman Will Toledo has previously taken on tracks by Radiohead and Bowie. Today, they add another musical icon to the list: The Smiths. Listen to his lovely, acoustic cover of “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” below. Car Seat Headrest play a kinda-close-to-hometown show at the Sasquatch!Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

UK trio The xx are heading out on tour soon (including a Monday, April 24th stop at CenturyLink Field), but before they go, they’ve shared a video for the track “Say Something Loving.” Director Alasdair McLellan captures young Londoners caught in lazers and love. On Facebook, the band state, “We wanted to celebrate our hometownRead more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part One

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

As we mentioned earlier this month, Seattle’s own Soundgarden are set to reissue their 1988 debut LP Ultramega OK. Like previous reissues, it’ll come bundled with cool previously unreleased bonus tracks, like this early demo of “Beyond the Wheel.” Sub Pop explains, “The [early versions] were recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape by Jack EndinoRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/9

2017 is off and running with some long-awaited LPs out now, like the latest from The xx. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “This London trio’s excellent third album brings a brighter, more varied and pop-inflected sound to their spectral electro-pop courtesy of band member/producer Jamie xx, though the emotional focus remains on Madley CroftRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 1/16

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 16th: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Steve Jones (of Sex Pistols) The Late LateRead more…

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Monday Music News

Anyone who got to kick off 2017 with Sleater-Kinney is already very lucky, but it sounds like the show was even better than we could’ve imagined. For their New Year’s Eve concert at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, the ladies paid tribute to artists we’ve lost this year: David Bowie and George Michael. BetterRead more…

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Monday Music News

Barely a year away from the release of her sixth album Short Movie, UK singer/songwriter Laura Marling has announced a new album, Semper Femina, due out March 10th on her own label, More Alarming Records (via Kobalt Music Recordings). Via a press release, she elaborates: “I started out writing Semper Femina as if a manRead more…

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