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Video Roundup: La Fête Nationale 2015

Canada had their day. Of course, America did. And now France celebrates their independence on Bastille Day, or “La Fête Nationale” as they call it. It was on this day in 1789 that the Parisian prison The Bastille was stormed, culminating in the French Revolution. France, and Paris in particular, has long served as anRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Erin O’Connor

Erin O’Connor is a renowned DJ from Seattle and has held residencies all over the Northwest for a good portion of 18 years, most recently and currently part of the beloved monthly Train Car House Party nights that take place at the Orient Express (every last Saturday). Her sharp ears, mixing prowess, and infectiously enthusiasticRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 13th: • KEXP Presents Eternal Summers, Nic Hessler at Barboza // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, July 14th: • KEXP’s Wo’ Pop Presents Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley // All Ages (more info) • Graham Nash at Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Marriages, Branden Daniel & TheRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 7/13

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, July 13th: Last Call with Carson Daly: King Tuff (R) Conan: Death Cab for CutieRead more…

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Music That Matters: Multi-Love

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 468 – Multi-Love Join Midday Show host Cheryl Waters forRead more…

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Macefield 2015 Full Lineup Announced

Last night at Chop Suey, the full lineup for the third annual Macefield Music Festival was announced. The 2015 lineup is the best yet, featuring a deep roster of NW artists including Mark Lanegan, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Grace Love & the True Loves, Thunderpussy, Fox & the Law, OC Notes, Blood Drugs,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summerfest 7/10-12

There have been so many excellent summer festivals, it’s been hard to keep up, but one line-up you shouldn’t miss is the one at the 33rd Annual West Seattle Summer Fest! From Friday, July 10th to Sunday, July 12th, the West Seattle Junction will be bustling with entertainment, shopping, and fun for kids (giant Jenga,Read more…

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Live Video: Christopher Owens

Christopher Owens is in love with himself. Chrissybaby Forever, his third solo album, finds the former Girls frontman getting back to basics by writing and recording almost entirely alone. Aided by engineer J.J. Wiesler, Owens performed all instruments, only calling in a few friends for backups. As ever, his lyrics are blatantly confessional, but theRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: East India Youth

London’s William Doyle creates innovative, beautifully-constructed, critically-acclaimed music under the name East India Youth. While he’s only been active for a few years at this point, he’s quickly turned heads with his 2014 Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Total Strife Forever, and his recent 2015 album, Culture Of Volume, for his new label XL Records. His exclusiveRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 6th: • Shellac, Shannon Wright at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Versing, The Beach Boy, Ice Hockey at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, July 7th: • Porcelain Raft, Katie Kate (solo) at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • Trans Am, Midday Veil, VHS at The Crocodile // All AgesRead more…

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