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Tagged With: KEXP Documentaries

Happy Birthday Sid Vicious! A Tribute To The Sex Pistols

With only two years and one studio album, the Sex Pistols made themselves punk royalty. In a riveting feat the first commercially successful punk band soared to the top then self-destructed as nations watched on TV. Vocalist Johnny Rotten, bass-player Sid Vicious, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook were humbly born kids from London. … Continue reading »

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Educate a Nation on Equal Rights with “Same Love”

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis now has more than 275 million views on YouTube. Its┬ápopularity paved the way for recent national radio airplay of the band’s anthem supporting gay marriage – “Same Love.” Both songs are from the group’s 2012 full-length The Heist. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5UAanh-U8Q] Ben Haggerty A.K.A. Macklemore, a notoriously humble man, is … Continue reading »

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Educate a Nation on Equal Rights with "Same Love"

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis now has more than 275 million views on YouTube. Its┬ápopularity paved the way for recent national radio airplay of the band’s anthem supporting gay marriage – “Same Love.” Both songs are from the group’s 2012 full-length The Heist. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5UAanh-U8Q] Ben Haggerty A.K.A. Macklemore, a notoriously humble man, is … Continue reading »

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Quote: The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne on Music as Medicine

“Music is amazing. There’s some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone…truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.” – Wayne Coyne The Flaming Lips are a band of strange musical brothers based in the small town of … Continue reading »

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