Tonight, Thursday, April 20th, KEXP and Goodwill team up to present Break Up 4 Good, part of Goodwill's Sustainable Sounds series. Local faves Acapulco Lips, Cataldo, Prom Queen, Star Anna, and Goodbye Heart will take the stage of the Tractor Tavern, covering some of the best break-up songs. (Prom Queen, in particular, have a hilarious surprise choice in store!) (Also, SISTERS are listed in the graphic above, but sadly, they had to drop out. Happily, Star Anna is stepping in!)
Why break-up songs? Because Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and Goodwill is asking you to "break-up" with an item and donate it, instead of adding it to a landfill. Last year, Seattle Goodwill kept over 53 million pounds of useful goods out of landfills. And, even better, these donations help fund Goodwill’s free job training and education programs. Last year, Goodwill was able to help over 9,700 people.
Need some inspiration to "break-up for good"? We asked KEXP DJs to share some of their favorite break-up songs. Check 'em out below, and think about doing some breaking up of your own:
John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, Mondays-Fridays 6AM-10AM:
Morgan, Saturdays Noon-3PM:
DJ Mr. Smith, fill-in host:
DROP – RED HOUSE PAINTERS“All the love in an instant makes my life stop, But then my hate for you makes my feelings altogether drop”
NO REGRETS – TOM RUSH“No regrets, no tears goodbye, Don't want you back”TURN AROUND – WHISKEYTOWN“We used to have it all, now I just got some”SONG FOR THE DUMPED - BEN FOLDS FIVE“I want my money back, And don't forget To give me back my black t-shirt”GOING, GOING, GONE – BOB DYLAN“So I'm going, I'm just going… I'm gone”LATELY – HELIO SEQUENCE“I don't think about your face, or anything you've said”HALL & OATS“I need a drink and a quick decision, Now it's up to me”QUITS – DANNY O’KEEF“Call it what you want to darlin’, I'll just call it Quits”FLING - BUILT TO SPILL“One week later there's Melody”
Darek Mazzone, host of Wo'Pop Tuesdays 6PM-9PM:
Stas Thee Boss, host of Street Sounds, Sundays 6PM-9PM:
Gets me every time, whether I'm dumping or on the receiving end of a "goodbye."
Mike Ramos, fill-in host for Street Sounds, Sundays 6PM-9PM:
Not a typical KEXP song but Future - "Throw Away" is the most intense and emotional break-up song ever written (so intense it's two songs in one). He wrote it right after he and Ciara got divorced. (You gotta wait 'til after the 2:10 minute mark to hear the whole thing.)
Reeves Richards, Tuesdays 1AM-6AM:
'Cause she's the devil.
(Not true, but I figure it'd be funny)
John Gilbreath, host of Jazz Theatre, Sundays 1AM-3AM:
DJ Shannon, Thursdays 9PM-1AM:
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