Tag Archives: Wu-Tang Clan

Midnight In A Perfect World: Scratchmaster Joe

Seattle’s Joe Martinez brings old-school skills into a contemporary world every time he gets behind his beloved turntables as Scratchmaster Joe to unleash his wildly unpredictable sets. The renowned turntablist has competed in DJ battles all over the world, and his workmanlike philosophy towards DJ culture has found Scratchmaster Joe hosting a multitude of DJRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Surprise! Baltimore duo Wye Oak have sprung an EP on us titled Tween, out now digitally and available physically on August 5th via Merge Records. The title reflects the contents: via a press release, they explain the songs “don’t make sense for album number five,” but “just because they don’t belong there doesn’t mean theyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Sub Pop Records artist Kyle Craft gets dolled up in the video for “Eye of a Hurricane,” a single from his debut Dolls of Highland. Craft explains the concept via a press release: “One of my roommates had his annual drag birthday get together and it seemed like the story would sort of write itselfRead more…

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Out This Week 12/2

December kicks off with another slew of great reissues, including a deluxe version of Yo La Tengo‘s 1994 release Painful. As frontman Ira Kaplan delightfully quips, “Anyone who ever said they liked our older records more than Painful, I just told them they’re wrong.” The deluxe version, titled Extra Painful, features previously unreleased demos andRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Wu-Tang Clan, Polica, Mac DeMarco, Dude York, and more

Bumbershoot 2014 kicked off Saturday in spectacular fashion. Variable weather didn’t prevent the thousands upon thousands of music fans from flooding Seattle Center throughout the day and celebrating the brilliant and eclectic mixture of art on display today. From cool, R&B grooves of Donnie and Joe Emerson to the hip-hop veteran showcase of the Wu-TangRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Bumbershoot 2014

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. It’s time for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premiere music and arts festival. The fest is set to take over Seattle Center for three daysRead more…

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Thursday Music News

A half-joking song deserves a half-joking video, and that’s exactly what UK trio Alt-J turn out with their clip for “Left Hand Free,” a song the band claim they wrote as a joke to appease their record label. The video, filmed outside of Austin, Texas, features a bunch of teen clichés to complement the “rawk”Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 8/4

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, August 4th: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: Spoon Jimmy Kimmel Live: Disclosure Ellen: JakeRead more…

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Bumbershoot Announces Music Lineup for 2014

Thursday, on the Afternoon Show, we revealed the exciting news that The Replacements will perform the Mainstage at Memorial Stadium during Bumbershoot this year. Now, just announced is the rest of the music lineup for the Seattle festival. There are too many KEXP favorites to list, but we’re definitely excited for The Head and TheRead more…

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Bonnaroo 2013: Friday

Bonnaroo started its first full day on Friday, but the audience was more than warmed up from the night before. The day would mark the weekend’s first headlining performance (Paul McCartney), the first you-had-to-be-there moment (Wu-Tang’s surprise appearance at the hip-hop Superjam), and the weekend’s first late night spectacle (Animal Collective). A steady mix ofRead more…

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