Seattle, you never cease to amaze us with your passion for music, and we love you for it! Despite rare high temperatures in the mid-90s, over a thousand of you came out last Friday for the latest edition of Concerts at the Mural. And, a little heat was so worth it with the great bill we had. Local ladies Crater presented us with a full-band experience, recruiting members of Bod to bring the dark electro-pop of their debut, Talk to Me So I Can Fall Asleep, to life. Portland’s Radiation City truly radiated (sorry) in the rays — knocking everyone out every time they unleashed their flawless three-part harmonies. (HOW they did sound so impeccable?) And, as the sun set, The Mynabirds took flight (sorry again) with an absolutely gorgeous, heartfelt, warm performance. With her husky vocals and personal lyrics, it felt like frontwoman Laura Burhenn was everyone’s new best friend (and after that performance, we all wish she was!).
There’s just one more event in the 2016 Concerts at the Mural series for you to attend: this Friday, it’s Donor Appreciation Day! Wear your KEXP swag (t-shirts, belt buckle, okay, probably not hoodie) and you’ll have a chance to win special prizes. And, really, the line-up is a prize in itself: Pickwick, Kyle Craft, and Industrial Revelation. Come say goodbye to summer with KEXP and Seattle Center this Friday! Free and all ages, as always.