Tag Archives: TV on the Radio

KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest 2015 3/25-3/29

The name says it all with Boise’s Treefort Music Fest — think intimate clubhouse, and since this is the Northwest, think very big tree. The line-up is tremendous: not just national acts, such as Foxygen, TV on the Radio, Viet Cong, Rubblebucket, Trampled by Turtles, and hometown heroes Built to Spill, but emerging artists fromRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2014: A Video Roundup!

As 2014 comes to a close, we thought we’d take one last look at the albums KEXP listeners chose as their favorites of 2014 and present to you the mother of all video roundups, featuring 91 videos — 53 of which were filmed by KEXP’s own video crew — covering the Top 90.3 albums asRead more…

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Friday Music News

TV on the Radio shared the video for the intense Seeds track “Lazzerray.” The band takes their talent to a skate park where they play for some very talented skaters. The video was directed by photographer Atiba Jefferson. Watch below. [Pitchfork]

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting has ended, but tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks made the list. Run the Jewels // photo by Brittany Brassell (view set) Larry Rose’sRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2015: Initial Lineup Announced

You’ll want to make the climb to the 2015 Treefort Music Fest the weekend of March 25th – 29th, 2015 in downtown Boise, Idaho. Though only in its fourth year, this seedling of a music festival has firmly planted their roots in their community. In fact, they were recently named Boise’s Economic Cultural Ambassador forRead more…

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Monday Music News

Remember when The Decemberists performed on the NBC show Parks & Recreation? Well, now one of the stars of that TV show, Nick Offerman, stars in the video for the Portland band’s track “Make You Better.” Watch their hilarious spoof on a ’70s German interview show below. The Decemberists’ upcoming release What a Terrible World,Read more…

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Out This Week 11/18

Seattle’s own The Young Evils return with a new EP this week. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes it as “a strong set of dark, ‘80s-influenced pop-rock with buzzing guitars, energetic rhythms and noirish male/female harmonies.” Another highlight is the compilation While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records. The “venerable ChicagoRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 11/17

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, November 17th: Late Show with David Letterman: Damien Rice The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Morrissey revealed yesterday the source of his ongoing health problems, which have led to tour date cancellations in the past two years: he was being treated for cancer. Moz told Spanish-language newspaper El Mundo that he currently feels “good” but also stated “If I die, then I die. And if not, then I don’t.” ReadRead more…

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