Tag Archives: Tom Waits

Video Roundup: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Here at KEXP, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but today, Friday, June 20th, it’s officially a day to have a furry office-mate! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), Take Your Dog To Work Day was initiated to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from localRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Weedster!

In a bizarre act of serendipity, Easter falls on April 20th this year, or, uh, “4/20“. So, be careful what kind of “Easter grass” you use to line your baskets, and your kids might have to battle some adults in the Easter candy aisle. In fact, plenty of different treats will be, um, “baked” thisRead more...

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Video Roundup: Groundhog Day

The Seattle Seahawks aren’t the only creature having a big day today: February 2nd is also Groundhog Day. As you might recall from the 1993 Bill Murray film, the infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from hibernation on this day. Legend has it, if he sees his shadow, he’ll freak out, retreat back into hisRead more...

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Monday Music News

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on a hunger strike, protesting an atmosphere of “slave labor” in her Russian prison. Today, she writes in a letter proliferated by her husband, “I am going on hunger strike and refusing to participate in colony slave labor. I will do this until the administration starts obeying the law andRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

The big news is finally here -- David Bowie will be releasing THE NEXT DAY on Iso/Columbia Records, his first new album in 10 years, and the announcement comes on his 66th birthday. How kind of him to give a present on the day he should be receiving them! The rock and roller has beenRead more...

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Friday Music News

After emerging in 2011, Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers has set a release date for the follow-up to his debut. Entitled Wondrous Bughouse, the ten-track LP will arrive on March 5th via Fat Possum. Powers hasn’t released any music from the new disc yet, but you can check out the tracklisting and artwork over at Pitchfork.Read more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: KCMU’s Top 90.3 of 1987 Revisited

Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you’ve ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives, you’ve probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week,Read more...

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Monday Music News

New Zealand’s fourth most popular comedy folk duo Flight of the Conchords hadn’t produced any new material (visual, musical, or otherwise) since their 2009 hiatus, but this weekend, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie teamed up to release a video for Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids. In the video (which you can watch below),Read more...

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This Is What He Was Building: A New Video by Tom Waits Released Today

Wild speculation following the visual teases sent via email by Tom Waits over the past week finally comes to an end today. Not the tour, the new song, the live album, or some crazy theatrical release like fans were hoping for, a new video for “Hell Broke Luce,” a song from his 2011 album, BadRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Abe Beeson

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more...

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