Tag Archives: Wire

DRILL: Seattle with Earth, Pillar Point, and Wire @ Barboza 11/21/2013

In March of this year, post-punk legends Wire threw a fantastic party in London with the introduction of DRILL, a festival they curated featuring the band themselves and a legion of sounds all without a doubt influenced by this stalwart band. The end of the festival coincided with the release Wire’s 13th studio album ChangeRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: DRILL: SEATTLE w/ Wire + Interview with Colin Newman

Earlier this year, post-punk legends Wire conceived of a music festival, DRILL. Frontman Colin Newman explains, “The concept is simple: it’s an unpretentious city festival featuring artists from across all genres actively curated by Wire with a lot of input from local, informed media partners. The concerts take place in small venues with great soundRead more...

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Song of the Day: Wire - Love Bends

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by Morning Show host John Richards, is by legendary British post-punk band Wire.Read more...

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Out This Week 3/26

This week’s short list of new releases sees some old names returning with fresh new sounds. 80′s electronic alternative icons Depeche Mode return with their thirteenth studio album, perhaps their strongest effort yet in this post Y2K world. Delta Machine contains the familiar tropes: dark eroticism featuring Dave Gahan’s swooningly romantic lyrics amid swirling keysRead 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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Countdown Predictions: Post Punk

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Video Roundup: Flag Day

237 years ago, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that adopted the flag of the United States on June 14. Today, we celebrate the Stars and Stripes with a video playlist all about flags. From flags Black to Wild, here are some songs we’ve flagged as part of a Flag Day soundtrack for ourRead more...

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Out This Week 8/30

Live at KEXP Volume Seven, the latest in our annual series collecting live performances recorded exclusively for KEXP, hits stores today. On this disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances toRead more...

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Live Video: Wire

Wire have been a band for as long as the lifetimes of many KEXP listeners -- having started as a punk band in 1976, releasing three seminal masterworks in the three following years (Pink Flag in ’77, Chairs Missing in ’78 and 154 in ’79), reinventing themselves as a post-punk band in the late 80′s,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Like the weather overhead, the local live calendar hasn’t given Seattleites much of a reason to leave the confines of their homes as of late. There has, of course, still been a ton of good live music to see, but there haven’t been too many star-studded weeks as of late. That’s changing this week, asRead more...

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