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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 26th • SIFF Presents Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble at SIFF Cinema Uptown // All Ages (more info)

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Live Video: Throwing Muses

“Seriously? Another song?” Kristin Hersh, frontwoman for Throwing Muses, teased KEXP’s DJ El Toro (a.k.a. Kurt Reighley) in mock-exasperation during their in-studio session, “We are so old, Kurt — why are you doing this?” The veteran alt-rock legends are doing it for their latest release, Purgatory/Paradise, their first new album in a decade, and theirRead more…

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Live Review: Throwing Muses at the Triple Door 2/26/14

I feel like I need to preface everything in this review with the phrase, “I don’t mean this in a bad way, but…” For example: I gotta say it was a little strange seeing the veteran rockers Throwing Muses at the classy, beautiful Triple Door. The band’s new album, Purgatory/Paradise, is… well, it’s angry! SongsRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Inform, Educate, Entertain

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 394 – Inform, Educate, Entertain Music is the perfect companion.Read more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Janice Headley

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. janice’s 2013 top ten albums To reiterate from previous years, I’m not a DJ, but one ofRead more…

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Out This Week 12/3

As the days get shorter, so do our lists of new releases, but don’t give up on 2013 just yet. You may need to revise your own Top Ten list of 2013 after you consider some of the new releases hitting record store shelves today. A definite contender: Purgatory/Paradise by Throwing Muses, their first albumRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Kurt Vile does a surprising cover of “Down In It” by Nine Inch Nails for A.V. Club – while the pairing seems totally odd the result actually works well as a Vile/Reznor hybrid. Where Reznor’s original felt like a something from a 90s action sci-fi movie, Vile’s take is fuzzier and has a slightly psychedelicRead more…

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Sharing her medicine: Kristin Hersh makes music for and with her fans

Interview by A.V. Crofts I am sitting across a table from Kristin Hersh at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland, Maine. She’s here to headline. I’m here because of Twitter. Hersh gets social media. I am one of her nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. The Throwing Muses founder, along with her power guitar trio 50FOOTWAVE, andRead more…

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Weird At My School: 4AD 4VR

Tonight I’m thrilled to be hosting in-studio performances by two influential artists: At 9 PM we’ll be broadcasting a session with Robin Guthrie (formerly of Cocteau Twins), followed by another from Brendan Perry (formerly of Dead Can Dance) at 11 PM. And since both those men got their start recording for the iconic independent labelRead more…

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Kristin Hersh: Rat Girl Live!

In 1985, Kristin Hersh was a eighteen-year-old kid, sleeping in her car or abandoned apartments, playing shows every week with her band Throwing Muses. In one tumultuous year, she would be signed to major label, diagnosed as bipolar, and become pregnant. This is the story told in her new memoir, Rat Girl. In 2010, KristinRead more…

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