KEXP D.J. John Richards has the latest on music news and events happening in the Seattle area.

This is KEXP's list of the Music that Matters for the week of 3/14:


THURS, 3/16: @ The Neptune. The Danish electropop singer Karen Aagoord Ørsted Andersen kicks off the week at The Neptune.

FRI, 3/17: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ The Crocodile. The band also just released their brand new album The Tourist and has previously played live on KEXP.

SAT, 3/18: Japandroids @ The Neptune. The Vancouver, BC rockers newest album Near to the Wild Heart of Life came out earlier this year.

SUN, 3/19: Meat Puppets @ The Crocodile. The Meat Puppets played live on KEXP a few years ago and have influenced artists like Pavement, Soundgarden, and Dinosaur Jr.

SUN, 3/19: The Coathangers @ Chop Suey. John Richards calls this the best "squeakie toy solo in all of punk rock." Their record Nosebleed Weekend came out of Suicide Squeeze Records last year.


FRI, 3/17: Conor Oberst, Salutations. Oberst's new album comes out on Friday and this is his eighth studio release.