Tag Archives: Vince Staples

Friday Music News

Mere weeks before heading out on his Life Aquatic Tour (yes, inspired by the Wes Anderson film), west coast rapper Vince Staples shares the new single “BagBak.” Listen below. Frankly, I don’t remember any scenes with a bagbak, but you can definitely envision Bill Murray and his band of interns storming the Belafonte to theseRead more…

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Thursday Music News

All throughout the Midday Show on KEXP today, DJ Cheryl Waters has been sharing tracks from the forthcoming Cymbals Eat Guitars album, Pretty Years. Miss a few songs? Had to go into a meeting? You can stream the entire album here, via NPR Music. The band will be crashing through (argh, puns! I can’t helpRead more…

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Album Review: Vince Staples – Prima Donna

While he’s been building steam for quite some time now, California rapper Vince Staples hit most people’s radar hard with last year’s excellent double LP studio debut, Summertime ’06. Here, Vince showcased far more than bloodthirsty hooks and ravaging technique – he also displayed a keen awareness of the world around him, all starting fromRead more…

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Outside Lands Music Festival 2016, Day 2

Everyone says that Outside Lands is cold. Well, it turns out that everyone is right. Today temperatures peaked at 56 degrees, a difficult temperature to adjust to in early August. But Saturday’s crowd was out earlier and in fuller force than the previous day. The merch booth did a steady business selling festival blankets, whichRead more…

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Album Review: Clams Casino – 32 Levels

There are few producers on the scene today with as much silent sway as Clams Casino. Over the last six years especially, the New Jersey beat-maker has completely changed the approach to emotion and empathy in beat-making. Artists like A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Vince Staples have been able to thrive thanks to his uniqueRead more…

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Windsquatch 2016

The sun was beating down on the Gorge and the wind was sweeping dangerously through the canyon- but walking into the Sasquatch! Music Festival this year was magical to say the very least. It was apparent that things were going to get crazy with this year’s genre spanning lineup – including everybody from The Cure to FourRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Vince Staples

Only two songs into the Long Beach rapper’s performance and it was clear that the first big crowd of Sasquatch 2016 belonged to Vince Staples‘ ferocious sunset slot, Dressed in his usual onstage uniform of black pants and a white “Street Justice: Have A Taste”, Staples breathlessly ran through cuts from his instant-classic debut SummertimeRead more…

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Live Review: Vince Staples at Neptune Theatre 3/2/16

While he may not have enjoyed the widespread attention that Kendrick Lamar received last year for his fantastic To Pimp A Butterfly, rising Oakland rapper Vince Staples deserves just as much credit for pushing the culture in new directions with his own 2015 LP, Summertime ’06. Staples’ first full-length outing was a double album conceptRead more…

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Friday Music News

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes are taking a more avant-garde approach to releasing new music. Instead of putting together a full LP, they’ve decided to shared one new song a month as part of their Rave-Sound-Of-The-Month series. Check out the first song of the series, “The World is Empty (Without You),” below. [Stereogum]

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Mizell Jr.

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Larry Mizell Jr.’s 2015 Top Ten Albums artistRead more…

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