Category Archives: City Arts Festival

City Arts Fest 2011: Capsula @ Comet Tavern 10/22

Last month, KEXP listeners got another chance to see Spanish band Capsula since their performance at the KEXP BBQ this summer when they tore through the Comet Tavern during the 2011 City Arts Festival. Photographers Dave Lichterman and Miguel Edwards were there to capture the action (and yes, drummer Nacho is rocking a KEXP tee!):

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City Arts Fest 2011: That 1 Guy @ Chop Suey 10/20

To my mind, one of the best features about any music festival is the opportunity to discover new bands I’ve never heard before. (Really, that principle applies to most shows, which is why it’s always worthwhile to catch the opening acts.) This was demonstrated beautifully on Thursday October 20, the opening night for the 2011Read more...

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City Arts Fest 2011: The Helio Sequence @ Pacific Science Center Laser Dome 10/21

On Friday October 21, the Helio Sequence played the 2011 City Arts Festival in one of the more unusual venues, the Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome. They played a mix of new songs from their next album-in-progress, songs from their last album, 2008′s Keep Your Eyes Ahead, and even older ones.

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City Arts Fest 2011: Shabazz Palaces and Metal Chocolates @ the Triple Door 10/21

The 2011 City Arts Festival continued for me on Friday October 21 with Shabazz Palaces and Metal Chocolates at the Triple Door. KEXP’s DJ Riz was spinning mellow rnb/soul to warm up, with more hiphop during the break between acts.

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City Arts Fest 2011: Mad Rad and Katie Kate @ Neumos 10/20

Originally I’d planned to spend the opening night of the 2011 City Arts Festival at Chop Suey, but with various last-minute cancellations and lineup changes, I ended up only spending the early part of the evening there before heading to Neumos for Mad Rad and Katie Kate. Katie Kate’s music had been catching my earRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

This week begins with a veritable hurricane of news or non-news for fans of the long-defunct dance-rock group The Stone Roses. Rumors of a band reunion began circulating Friday, when a mass of press invitations were sent out for a “special announcement” at a London hotel later in the week. When contacted, a PR representativeRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Of course all the talk this week will be about the second annual Heineken City Arts Festival. This year, the three-day fest will take place October 20-22, featuring headlining acts Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built to Spill, Crystal Castles, and Ozomatli playing at various venues around town. Additional artists include  Shabazz Palaces, Campfire OK, The Fucking Eagles, Grand Hallway, The HelioRead more...

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City Arts Festival 2011 schedule announced: Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built To Spill to headline

After tremendous success last year, the second annual Heineken City Arts Festival has announced their lineup. This year, the three-day fest will take place October 20-22, 2011, and will feature headlining acts Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built to Spill, Crystal Castles, and Ozomatli playing at venues as varied as Benaroya Hall, The Paramount Theatre, Showbox SoDo,Read more...

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Live Review: Foals @ City Arts Fest, Neumos 10/23

A storm had blown in from the Pacific; for this reason, Neumos looked distressingly empty from the outside on a Saturday night. However, Sub Pop band Foals performed to a packed Neumos to cap off the first ever City Arts Festival. They are from Oxford, England, and have a distinctly Anglo-European feel, an early BlocRead more...

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Live Review: Roky Erickson @ City Arts Fest, Neumo’s 10/21

The audience was full of energy as I got to Neumo’s right before Roky Erickson came on stage. Dubbed one of the initiators of psychedelic rock, Mr. Erickson, now 63 years young, has been in the music scene out of Austin, Texas since the mid ’60′s when he was a founder of 13th Floor Elevators.Read more...

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