Tag Archives: Tom Petty

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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To Those We Lost in 2017, Part Two

By Annie Zaleski Where musician deaths are concerned, 2017 was another tough year: We lost Tom Petty, Walter Becker, Grant Hart, Charles Bradley and Gregg Allman, and that’s just to name a few. (Part one of the list can be found here.) KEXP is celebrating the lives of all these artists on the air, today, Thursday, December 14th. Join DJs John Richards, TroyRead more…

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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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