As you may have heard, KEXP has combined forces with the Seattle Center this summer to present the 2009 Concerts at the Mural series. Things got off to a grand start at last Friday’s opener, with some memorable performances from the mighty Blitzen Trapper and native sons Throw Me The Statue. The free and all-ages series continues this weekend with local ill-rhymers Dyme Def and Fresh Espresso set to go Friday evening, followed by the 7th Annual KEXP BBQ from 2-9pm on Saturday.
A special inclusion to the Mural series, this year’s BBQ features an incredible, fuzzrock-heavy lineup—Dinosaur Jr., Cymbals Eat Guitars, Viva Voce, Japandroids, Born Anchors, Champagne Champagne — and is now a free (yes, free!!) event. A full beer garden will be on hand for the over-21-and-thirsty crowd, along with food available for purchase from Ballard Bros, Korman, Whole Foods, and Big O’s Barbecue.
Check out the tunes and video footage below from some of the performers, and don’t miss what is sure to be one of the musical highlights of the summer!
Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You To Know (MP3)
Viva Voce – Octavio (MP3)
Born Anchors – In Disguise (MP3)
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Cold Spring (MP3)
Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire (MP3)
Champagne Champagne – Magnetic Blackness (MP3)