Music

The Mekons On World Cafe

7 hours ago

The Mekons' devoted following and long history — the band formed in 1977 — has inspired a new documentary film called The Revenge Of The Mekons.

Maybe the name Ex-Breathers is a punk joke, like how in the '90s every zine and show flyer listed the former members of bands in parenthesis to help y'all keep track of the Page Six punk drama. It's just as well, because three years after their debut album, the Tallahassee punks almost sound like a different band, or at least an evolved one.

KEXP Presents: Wilco

10 hours ago

Wilco recently performed for a packed room of KEXP donors at Columbia City Theater in Seattle. You've never heard a sold-out crowd so reverently quiet and enraptured, whether the band was performing old favorites or songs from its new album Star Wars.

Songs We Love: Wand, 'Dungeon Dropper'

10 hours ago

WAND has made three albums in the past 18 months. By the standards of a '60s pop group under contract to a major label—churning out records filled with cover versions and mashed-together selections of songs released as singles in other countries—this might not seem so difficult.

Fifties girl group crooning and echo chamber drums. Sixties wall of sound. Seventies California canyon sway. Eighties laser-sharp production. Nineties alt-country twang. Aughts vocal callbacks from Neko Case to Jenny Lewis to Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast.

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Earthsongs,Thursdays at 10:00am and repeating on Saturdays at 11:00am on 90.3fm KNBA. This week... 

  Steven Rushingwind, award-winning Native American flutist of Rushingwind & Mucklow and the Rushingwind Project shares with us his third solo album and latest release, “Red Beaten Path”. Steven is from Pomona, California of Cahuilla/Opata and Mexican descent. Building on his healing flute music that incorporates rock elements and world beats, this new project launches in a new direction for Steven, branching out with more contemporary elements and instrumentation.

World Cafe Next: GospelbeacH

Aug 31, 2015

Pacific Surf Line, out Oct. 3, is a sunny, breezy debut from the group GospelbeacH. The band's members have been part of Beachwood Sparks, Further, The Tyde, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and Everest, among others. With the buoyant, country-influenced sound of Beachwood Sparks in mind, these musicians clearly clicked in the studio, as you'll hear in the two songs featured here.

Watching Mitski perform at my desk, there are moments when I was worried for her. In her opening song, "Townie," the boys "are driving and they'll be drinking" — and a verse later, Mitski sings of love in ways that feel vengeful, not fruitful.

And I want a love that falls as fast

As a body from the balcony, and

I want a kiss like my heart is hitting the ground

I'm holding my breath with a baseball bat

Though I don't know what I'm waiting for

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