Tag Archives: Tom Petty

KEXP Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Tom Petty

In the weeks since Tom Petty‘s sudden death, dozens of musicians have honored the rocker by covering his songs. The breadth and depth of these tributes is awe-inspiring: Sure, artists have gravitated toward the hits — “American Girl,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’” — but musicians haveRead more…

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R.I.P. Tom Petty

Rock icon Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66, following a full cardiac arrest on Sunday night that left him with no brain activity. On Monday, October 2nd, the decision was made to pull him off life support. His longtime manager Tony Dimitriades released the following statement: “On behalf of the TomRead more…

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Video Roundup: 50 States/50 Bands

Take a musical road trip with DJ Kevin Cole: today, on The Afternoon Show on KEXP, he presents 50 States/50 Bands. From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, he’ll be playing a band from every state in the U.S.A. in celebration of Independence Day. Tune in and see who he chooses for your home state. YouRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Yo La Tengo will release their latest album Stuff Like That There on August 28. The album will include covers of the Cure, Hank Williams, and others, as well as some reworkings of Yo La Tengo’s own music. Today you can hear their cover of Special Pillow’s “Automatic Doom” and an updated version of theirRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPetty

It’s time to move on. KEXP is moving to a new home. There’s still a great deal of work to be done before it’s up and running, but the waiting doesn’t have to be the hardest part, thanks to KEXPetty, a benefit for KEXP’s new home campaign. On Tuesday, May 5th, you’ll get lucky withRead more…

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Review Revue: Tom Petty – “Change of Heart”

Poor Tom Petty. He gets no love. Actually, that’s not true. He probably has lots of money and lots of people, including some prominent contemporary songwriters, do love him, but back in the day, KCMU DJs couldn’t seem to be bothered even to comment on the single for “Change of Heart”, which was added toRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Tom Petty!

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. The show to be at tonight is going to be Tom Petty way over in George, Washington, at the Gorge. Yeah, IRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Petty Fest Seattle

Hey! Whatever you’re looking for, don’t miss Petty Fest, Wednesday, April 9th at the Showbox at the Market, a night to celebrate the music of Tom Petty and support musicians in need through Sweet Relief. Petty Fest is the latest incarnation of Best Fest, which started as a celebration of Bob Dylan’s 60th birthday inRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs for Your Seafair Weekend Soundtrack

It’s time for Friday on My Mind, our weekly post where we look at songs and videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News. This week in honor of the Blue Angels airshow, we’re looking at Songs for Your Seafair Weekend Soundtrack.

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