Local Artist Spotlight: Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants // Photo by Sunny Martini Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Seattle children’s music project Caspar Babypants, who play KEXP’s Music Heals: Beyond Cancer this Thursday from 6 to 8 PM in the KEXP Gathering Space. Savvy Seattlites will quickly recognize Chris Ballew, aka Caspar Babypants, as the former lead vocalist to The Presidents of the United States of America. [Read Entire Story]

Hydrus Hypnosis: Estuarine’s "Sic Erat Scriptum"

We talk with Hydrus, the mind behind experimental tech-death project Estuarine, featuring two new playthrough videos Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Good Vibe-rations Playlist

I’ve always loved the sound of the vibraphone. Both seductive and celestial, it can sound transparent, cool, and airy, yet it’s capable of filling a room with a soothing warmth. Invented around 1920, this unique instrument soon became a fixture in dance bands and was brought to prominence by jazz musicians like Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton, and Milt Jackson. The vibraphone has aluminum bars, which give it a different sound than a marimba, which has wooden bars. The African ancestor of the marimba [Read Entire Story]

Album Review: JPEGMAFIA – Veteran

The 28-year-old rapper’s latest album is a glitchy, frantic, confrontational album on both a musical and political level. It feels born of an internet wasteland. SOURCE: RSS: Album Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

GIRLSCHOOL 2018: Here are set times for this weekend’s festival

From Carrie Brownstein’s opening remarks on Friday night to Jay Som’s headlining set on Sunday night — and with the likes of Kristin Kontrol and Shirley Manson in between — here are the set times for the third annual GIRLSCHOOL festival this weekend at the Bootleg Theater. A three-day general-admission pass is $60 and available here. Single-day tickets are $22: Friday tickets; Saturday tickets; Sunday tickets. The post GIRLSCHOOL 2018: Here are set times for this weekend’s [Read Entire Story]

Romance & Rebellion ‘Amps & Anthems’ EP

The rock genre has fell on darks days. The Grammys didn’t telecast rock. Avenged Sevenfold skipped the Grammys because rock didn’t get respect. What happened to rock? Did the genre bring the demise on themselves failing to change its sound over the course of a decade? Or is this a coordinate effort by marketers to make rap the dominating genre? Regardless, there are a slew or rock bands that do extremely well. Consider Metallica who doubled their ticket prices and continued to sell [Read Entire Story]

What's going on Wednesday?

Tonight's NYC shows include Black Label Society/Corrosion of Conformity/Red Fang, Ja Rule, Springsteen on Broadway, David Cross, and more. Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Grammys 2018: Artists Sound Off on Sexism, Equality, Power of White Rose

When the Grammys rolled into New York City Sunday night, it appeared the only #MeToo moment would be Kesha's rousing, star-studded performance of "Praying" preceded by Janelle Monae's impassioned call to arms. But earlier in the week, a group of 16 women in the music industry, drawing inspiration from the Time's Up initiative that asked women to wear black to the Golden Globes, formed the organization Voices in Entertainment and led a charge for people to wear white roses to the event. On the [Read Entire Story]

Lorde Addresses Fans In Post-Grammys Newspaper Ad

Lorde was the only female musician nominated for Album Of The Year at the Grammys on Sunday, and not coincidentally, she was also the only nominee who wasn't invited to perform her own music during the ceremony. Only 11 of the 84 awards handed out went to women, and only one of those … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Stephen Colbert slams Trump’s first State of the Union address in live takedown

Despite being left “barely conscious” by Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, Stephen Colbert stayed up late to give his live reaction. During the opening of Tuesday’s special episode of The Late Show, Colbert began by complimenting the “amazing people” who were present at the Capitol. “Honestly, some of the most beautiful, impressive Americans you could imagine,” opined the host. “And the president was there too.” Colbert proceeded to address the president’s comments about the [Read Entire Story]

Will Britni’s Challenge Alliance With Brad Be Her Undoing?

Britni is playing a strong 'Challenge' game, but her alliance with Brad might cost her. SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Song of the Day: Martha – The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues

photo by Meg Lavender By Annie Zaleski Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues” by Martha, a single which is available via Fortuna POP. Martha – The Winter Fuel [Read Entire Story]

The Delicious Terror of Tribulation’s "Down Below"

The Swedish masters of horror reach new heights by settling into their sound Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Album Review: Dommengang – Love Jail

The trio’s second album buffs away some of its debut’s grime and distortion for a set of knotty, pummeling rock that sounds vintage but feels current. SOURCE: RSS: Album Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Rayla ‘Boys Like You’

Rayla dropped her first infectious single “Boys Like You“. Her debut track sums up the current pop mood climate delivering a memorable melody accompanied with her sultry voice. The 16 year old pop singer from NJ has opened for Daya, Olivia Holt, and Jana Kramer. inquiries@thepracticeww.com SOURCE: Kings of A&R - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

are The Smashing Pumpkins reuniting for new LP produced by Rick Rubin?

There may be a tour this year, too, with Billy, James and Jimmy (but not D'Arcy?). Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Original Misfits Announce New Jersey Reunion Show

After reuniting to perform together for the first time in 33 years at Riot Fest a couple of years ago, Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, aka the original Misfits, played two more reunion shows in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Now they've announced another reunion, this time in their home state of New … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Matthew Lewis Is Extremely Modest About His Post-Harry Potter Transformation

Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis spoke with 'Entertainment Weekly' about working with his 'Harry Potter' co-stars and his physical and professional transformation. SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Blake Lively’s hand injury halts production on The Rhythm Section

The Rhythm Section is going quiet. EW has confirmed that the Blake Lively spy thriller has indefinitely shut down production while the actress recovers from a hand injury she suffered while performing a stunt in December. Although filming on the Eon Productions and Paramount project was temporarily suspended after Lively’s injury, her initial surgery did not go as planned and a second procedure will be required, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news. It’s unclear [Read Entire Story]

Announcing the 2018 Pickathon Lineup

Pickathon won’t just return to Happy Valley, Ore. this August 3-5, but it will also mark 20 years of this staple Northwestern festival. More than just gathering your favorite artists in the same place, Pickathon provides a whimsical forest setting with intricately designed stages, yoga sessions, craft beer, and more. In celebration of this momentous landmark, Pickathon has released the lineup for this year’s fest with plenty to gawk at. This year’s poster takes an egalitarian [Read Entire Story]

Spite Brings Back Old Ways on "Antimoshiach"

The power of the old guard revived Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Album Review: Migos – Culture II

Where *Culture* was an event, its follow-up feels more like an occurrence, the quality of its songs handicapped by an album that plays like a long and formless grab bag. SOURCE: RSS: Album Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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