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TV Eye: Week of 9/1

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, September 1st: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: Jack White (R) Jimmy Kimmel Live: BobRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Valerie June

With a voice nurtured by her Tennessee church roots, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Valerie June skillfully combines gospel, folk, bluegrass, and a bevy of other genres in her music. Known for her distinct voice, June was determined to succeed as a solo artist and taught herself to play guitar, ukelele, and banjo. She’s been active since 2006, self-releasing three albumsRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 1st • Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival at Seattle Center // All Ages (more info) Wednesday, September 3rd • Earth, King Dude at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • The Flavr Blue (DJ Set) + Kung Foo Grip at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Spits, Constant Lovers, Unnatural HelpersRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Day 3 Begins

Time flies when you’re having fun, which has been evident at the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival! It’s hard to believe it’ll be our final day broadcasting from the Music Lounge, and we’ve got another wonderful line-up, including soulful sweetheart Valerie June; New Orleans-based Americana group Hurray for the Riff Raff; legendary psychobilly trioRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Polyrhythmics

Seattle’s own funk masters Polyrhythmics have become well known for their dynamic, hard-hitting live performances and today’s Bumbershoot audience was experience it first hand. Polyrhythmics has made such a huge impact for such a young band, the eight piece orchestra was founded in 2010 by friends Ben Bloom and Grant Schroff. Their impressive roster includesRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third

While we consider all our Bumbershoot Music Lounge sessions “special,” there’s something undeniably extra-special about this one. When main songwriter Alex Chilton passed away in 2010, followed shortly by the passing of founding bassist Andy Hummel the same year, most assumed we’d never hear from the legendary band Big Star ever again. (Co-songwriter Chris BellRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Day 2 begins!

The light rain didn’t keep the crowds away from attending the first day of the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and the improving weather will only make today more enjoyable. No doubt people will come rain or shine for legendary bands like Big Star’s Third and The Replacements, but you may not need yourRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Both

text by Jacob Uitti and Anna McClain Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are both clever, melodically-inclined songwriters with a knack for harmonies, so while their past careers aren’t that similar on paper (Mann emerged in the ’80s with new wavers ‘Til Tuesday, Leo in the ’90s with hardcore punks Citizens Arrest) their joint project TheRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Mac DeMarco

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco is quite the chameleon. At first glance, he might seem like a lovable slacker with a handful of likable melodies strung over jangling guitars. But take a closer look and you’ll find some brilliantly well-constructed commentary on the state of the in-betweeners. Just takeRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2014: Day 1 Begins

The word “bumbershoot” means “umbrella,” so perhaps it’s fitting that the first day of the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is under a steady stream of rain. But rain or shine, it’s going to be a great first day of music out on the Seattle Center grounds, with Afghan Whigs, Elvis Costello, Poliça, andRead more...

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