Tag Archives: U2

National Radio Week: First Song/Last Song

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independent radioRead more…

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Live Review: U2 at CenturyLink Field 5/14

Amidst massive popularity, U2 has always been a misunderstood band. From theatrical bombast to musical pivots, the band has often followed its own muse as opposed to succumbing to critical constraints, but their artistry may get lost amidst the theatrics. Even now, one may wonder why 30-years later, a band that does not want toRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: With or Without U2

You’ll be running to stand still this Sunday, May 14th, as Irish rock legends U2 celebrate the 30th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album The Joshua Tree here in Seattle. It is the first time in the band’s history that they’ve toured an album from their back catalogue, rather than a new release, and it’s apparentlyRead more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part Two

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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Songs of Freedom: KEXP Video Roundup for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Last night, a sold out crowd took over the Northwest African American Museum for the 17th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party. As KEXP DJs Masa, Riz, Kid Hops, Alex, and Sharlese spun tracks, Seattleites of all races descended on the dance floor, a perfect way to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther KingRead more…

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Monday Music News

It’s been a year since the release of David Bowie‘s Blackstar, the #1 Album of 2016, as voted on by KEXP listeners. And to mark what would have been his 70th birthday, an EP has been released featuring some of the last songs this musical icon recorded, including “No Plan”, “Killing a Little Time”, “WhenRead more…

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Brian Eno!

This morning, John Richards celebrates the 68th birthday of composer, producer and performer Brian Eno, featuring four hours of ambient and other music created, produced and inspired by the all-around musical mastermind. While he’s most directly connected to the genre of “ambient”, a term he coined himself, Eno also collaborated with and produced an amazingRead more…

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Viafucked: A KEXP Video Roundup for the Seattle Viaduct Closure

It has begun: as of midnight last night, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now closed for two weeks while the Highway 99 tunnel machine “Bertha” burrows below. If you haven’t endured the results of the closure yet, get ready, as statistics state 90,000 drivers and 30,000 transit riders are being displaced. You can “strive notRead more…

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Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Martin Luther King Jr.

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. Yesterday marked what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday. This upcoming Monday the national holiday created in his honorRead more…

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