Author Archives: Philip LaRose, KEXP

Live Review: Warpaint @ Neumos 3/20

On Sunday March 20 I headed over to Neumos to see Warpaint, with Family Band and PVT opening. I first saw Warpaint back in October 2009 opening for School of Seven Bells, and enjoyed them enough to pick up their EP Exquisite Corpse. By the end of 2010, I’d also bought their debut full-length albumRead more...

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Live Review: Man or Astro-Man? with The Octopus Project @ Crocodile 2/24

On Thursday, February 24, I was excited to be at the Crocodile for Man or Astro-Man?, with the Octopus Project opening. I was unfamiliar with the Octopus Project, but they turned out to be a great match for Man or Astro-Man?. Both bands take inspiration from music of the ‘60s, with the Octopus Project drawingRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2010: Sunday

One of my favorite acts from last year’s festival was DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, and I was excited to see that she would be back this year. So, bucking the late trend of the past couple days, I made it down to Seattle Center just in time for the start of Hobbs’ set at dBRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2010: Saturday

I began Saturday by heading to Seattle Center for dB in the Park. Unfortunately I missed most of Nosaj Thing‘s set; what I heard was pretty killer and I wish I’d caught the whole thing as I’d intended. However, I was immediately intrigued to see Bluetech Presents Satori Social setting up with traditional instruments: saxRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2010: Friday

Once again on Friday I skipped the major showcase at Neumos, focusing just on the Planet Mu Label Showcase at the Baltic Room and the Trust Showcase at Sole Repair, followed by the first dB Afterhours, “Mi Casa Es Su Casa”, at Motor. I got off to a late start and wholly missed local DJRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2010: Thursday

Knowing that Ryan would be covering the scene at Neumos on Thursday and Friday (as he did for Wednesday), I chose to skip those showcases entirely in order to spend more time seeing the other artists. On Thursday I bounced between the Room40 Label 10-Year Anniversary Showcase at Pravda Studios, the Simply Shameless Showcase atRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2010: Wednesday

Last year, by the time Decibel Festival ended, I knew I wanted to attend this year’s event. I’ve been looking forward to it all summer, and it still exceeded my expectations: but with a full five nights of fantastic music and dancing, how could it not? This year’s event was also a challenge for me:Read more...

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Sasquatch 2010: Monday

Last year at Sasquatch, Monday was the one day I spent mostly at the main stage. This year, it was the day I spent mostly at the smaller stages, starting with Past Lives at the Yeti Stage. Although I’d waited longer to get in to the festival this day than the previous two, the crowdRead more...

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Sasquatch 2010: Sunday

Sunday was supposed to be the sunniest, warmest day at Sasquatch, according to the advance weather reports, but instead it was cool, cloudy, and windy all day, with some rain showers rolling in by the evening. The weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits though, as there was so much to be excited about. Too much, really:Read more...

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Sasquatch 2010: Saturday

Last year, I was invited at the last minute to attend the 2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival to help provide online coverage for KEXP. I’d never considered attending before, but ended up having such a great time that I knew even before this year’s lineup was announced that I’d want to go again. Fortunately, the opportunityRead more...

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