Song of the Day Podcast
Live Video: Strand of Oaks
Bumbershoot Music Lounge
Live Video: Mac DeMarco at Pickathon
Today on KEXP: 8/28/2014
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University of Washington
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I have a personal mission statement in mind for Jazz Theater. That is, to really celebrate the fact that Jazz Is Alive and Thriving. Now!
In recent years, jazz has been cast in an unfortunate historical context -- as something that already happened, and is now over. Or, individual "experts" are too willing to narrowly define jazz - like; it sounds like this, and like that, and like this -- and if it doesn't, it isn't jazz.
I think instead, that jazz, like any vibrant art form, has a mandate to expand and recreate itself -- to try new things, to get better, or at least to be different today than it was yesterday. Certainly jazz has a rich history. But part of that history is expansion and progression. Jazz never has stood still for long, there's no reason to think is should now.
In programming Jazz Theater I look for compelling work by artists who have been willing to blaze new trails. Clearly they have all studied the history of jazz, and thankfully they are not willing to be confined by it. Some of Jazz Theater will be familiar and, hopefully, some of it will be like nothing you've ever heard before.
KEXP's Bumbershoot Music Lounge
KEXP will be live from the Music Lounge at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival with Big Star’s Third, The Head and the Heart, The Both, Mac DeMarco, and many more. All sessions are currently full, but visit the KEXP tent 30 minutes before sessions begin for unclaimed passes. Sponsored in part by Redhook Brewery.
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Midday Show host Cheryl Waters previews Bumbershoot 2014 on this week's Music That Matters podcast. This week's Song of the Day podcasts include Allah-Las, Dilated Peoples and Tomten, and our Live Performances podcast features Chelsea Wolfe and Cloud Nothings.
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Song of the Day Podcasts
A free song every day
- Aug/28Rubblebucket - Carousel Ride
- Aug/27Twin Peaks - I Found A New Way
- Aug/26Dilated Peoples - Cut My Teeth
Music That Matters
DJ curated mixes
- Aug/22 - Bumbershoot Preview 2014 (#422)
- Aug/15 - Bring the Noise (#421)
- Aug/08 - Summer High (#420)
One-of-a-kind in-studio sessions
- Aug/27Cloud Nothings
- Aug/22Chelsea Wolfe
- Aug/20Michael Franti & Spearhead
View our most recent album reviews
- Cymbals Eat Guitars: Lose - 8/22/2014
- The New Pornographers: Brill Bruisers - 8/22/2014
- Merchandise: After The End - 8/22/2014
- Rustie: Green Language - 8/22/2014
- Cold Specks: Neuroplasticity - 8/22/2014
- Avi Buffalo: At Best Cuckold - 8/22/2014
- The Rentals: Lost In Alphaville - 8/22/2014
- SW/MM/NG: Feel Not Bad - 8/22/2014
- Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers - 8/15/2014
- Dilated Peoples: Directors of Photography - 8/15/2014
- Ty Segall: Manipulator - 8/15/2014
- J Mascis: Tied to a Star - 8/15/2014
- Owl John: Owl John - 8/15/2014
- Tomten: The Farewell Party - 8/15/2014
- JJ: V - 8/15/2014
- FKA twigs: LP1 - 8/6/2014
- The Pharmacy: Spells - 8/6/2014
- Celebration: Albumin - 8/6/2014
- Operators: EP1 - 8/6/2014
- Spoon: They Want My Soul - 8/1/2014
The KEXP Variety Chart (8/15/2014 - 8/21/2014)More Music Charts | Top 90.3 of 2013
- 1. Ty Segall - Manipulator
- 2. Spoon - They Want My Soul
- 3. The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi
- 4. Jungle - Jungle
- 5. Alt-J - This Is All Yours
- 6. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
- 7. Total Control - Typical System
- 8. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker
- 9. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
- 10. J Mascis - Tied To A Star
- 11. Operators - EP1
- 12. The Rosebuds - Sand + Silence
- 13. French Style Furs - Is Exotic Bait
- 14. Alvvays - Alvvays
- 15. FKA twigs - LP1
- 16. Allah-Las - Worship The Sun
- 17. JJ - V
- 18. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Sea When Absent
- 19. Bear In Heaven - Time Is Over One Day Old
- 20. Common - Nobody's Smiling
KEXP Recommended Events
- 8/29/2014 Keiko Matsui 7:30 PM, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
- 8/30/2014 Bumbershoot 2014 10:00 AM, Seattle Center
- 8/30/2014 Nine Inch Nails Soundgarden 5:00 PM, White River Amphitheater
- 8/30/2014 Southern Culture on The Skids 7:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 8/30/2014 Keiko Matsui 7:30 PM, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
- 8/31/2014 Bumbershoot 2014 10:00 AM, Seattle Center
- 9/1/2014 Bumbershoot 2014 10:00 AM, Seattle Center
- 9/4/2014 Jherek Bischoff 6:00 PM, The Moore Theatre
- 9/4/2014 Swans with Carla Bozulich 7:00 PM, The Showbox
- 9/8/2014 Owen Pallett 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 9/11/2014 Sturgill Simpson 7:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 9/20/2014 Il Sogno Del Marinaio (Mike Watt) 6:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 9/20/2014 Temples 7:00 PM, Neptune Theatre
- 9/23/2014 Bob Mould Band 6:00 PM, Neptune Theatre
- 9/25/2014 Sam Smith 5:30 PM, Paramount Theatre
- 9/26/2014 Old Crow Medicine Show 6:00 PM, Paramount Theatre
- 9/30/2014 Conor Oberst 6:00 PM, The Showbox
- 10/4/2014 Lily Allen 6:00 PM, Paramount Theatre
- 10/4/2014 Kasabian 7:00 PM, The Showbox
- 10/7/2014 Bombay Bicycle Club with Milo Greene 6:00 PM, The Showbox
- 10/12/2014 Shonen Knife 6:00 PM, The Tractor Tavern
- 10/12/2014 of Montreal 7:00 PM, Neptune Theatre
- 10/18/2014 The Horrors 7:00 PM, Neptune Theatre
- 10/21/2014 Bonobo Dj Set 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 10/24/2014 Yelle 6:00 PM, Neumos
- 10/26/2014 The Airborne Toxic Event 7:00 PM, The Showbox
- 11/1/2014 The Black Keys 5:00 PM, Key Arena
- 11/6/2014 Nils Frahm 7:00 PM, The Showbox