This week in music kicks off with a man who has made many laugh at his in-studio performances. Joseph Arthur plays The Triple Door on Thursday. Arthur put out his 14th solo album this year, not to mention a ton of work he’s done with groups like Fistful of Mercy and RNDM. Go see him live, you’ll thank me.
On Thursday, one of the sweetest, most talented soul singers in the world, Charles Bradley plays The Neptune. Last time he was in town, Charles Bradley was kind enough to play KEXP’s gathering space for a bunch of fans who stuck around to get hugs from him. Here he is covering Black Sabbath’s “Changes”, the title track of his new album.
On Saturday, check out English indie rockers Bloc Party, also at The Neptune. Here they are doing a very stripped down set live on KEXP a few years ago. Their new album Hyms came out earlier this year.
For a dose of pure, unadulterated 80s nostalgia, check out Tears For Fears, Sunday at Chateau St. Michelle Winery. The British pop rockers have been reportedly working on a new album since 2013. They formed way back in 1981.
And finally, Los Angeles indie rockers Warpaint are back in town Monday at The Showbox. Here’s Warpaint doing a stripped down take on “Love is to Die” live on KEXP. Their new album Heads Up comes out next Friday.
It was 20 years ago today that rapper Tupac Shakur passed away, six days after being shot while riding in a car with Suge Knight in Las Vegas. Tupac was only 25 when he was killed. Despite his life being cut short, he remains one of the best-loved and best-selling American artists of all time.
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