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KEXP’s Community Partnership & Benefit Show: Amara

This month, KEXP’s Community Partnership Initiative, is proud to spotlight Amara, a local nonprofit that prepares and supports loving, adoptive families for children in foster care. For 90 years, Amara has been providing services to families and children, pioneering programs to meet the changing needs of our community’s children, youth and families. Because every childRead more...

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KEXP’s Seek & Destroy Welcomes Neurosis to the Showbox this Saturday

Aaron Beam, bassist for Portland’s Red Fang, once told me that he believed the long-standing punk-versus-metal dichotomy died when Metallica’s 1984 sophomore album Ride the Lightning came out. I believe he is correct, and the fact that Oakland, California’s Neurosis formed in 1985 only provides more evidence for that historical marker. Few bands with nearlyRead more...

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Interview with Metronomy

Named after the musical term for the measurement of time by an instrument, Metronomy is a UK four-piece dance-meets-rock project helmed by multi-instrumentalist and producer Joseph Mount. Their third album, The English Riviera, is full of electronic-fused indie pop gems with summertime vibrations, heavy-hearted dance moves, and cool melodies. Recently nominated for the prestigious MercuryRead more...

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Decibel Festival starts Wednesday!

Seattle’s premier electronic music event Decibel Festival is entering its eighth year on the circuit. dB Fest concentrates on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology-based education, and has quickly become renowned around the world as the one-stop location for all your electronic needs. Last year, the Festival pulled in over 18,000 peopleRead more...

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Bumbershoot: KEXP + Vera Project at Free Yr Radio Stage

KEXP has teamed up with The Vera Project, the venerable all-ages music and arts venue, and Toyota’s Free Yr Radio, a program supporting non-commercial and indie stations across the country, to bring you a truly unique experience at Bumbershoot this weekend. Over the past few weeks, young music fans from Vera have been instructed byRead more...

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KEXP’s Bumbershoot 2011 Preview!

Bumbershoot has been Seattle’s premier music and arts festival since its inception in 1971, and every year it brings together musicians and artists from around the world to take the stage at Seattle Center. This year’s lineup is no different, fusing the newfound up-and-comers with the classic and renowned, sprawling across this upcoming Labor DayRead more...

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Concerts at the Mural preview: Seapony with Gold Leaves and Math and Physics Club, 8/12

KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concerts at the Mural series continues! Every Friday in August, KEXP and Seattle Center are hosting a free concert at the Mural Amphitheater, featuring different bands and artists that frequent the KEXP airwaves. Each week, doors open at 5PM, with music starting at 6PM. The events are all-ages, with a 21+Read more...

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The 9th Annual KEXP BBQ Preview!

This evening will see the kickoff of the KEXP Concerts at the Mural series, ushering in the weekend with FREE live performances from The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, and Black Whales. Of course, if you can’t make it or just want some more great FREE music, there’s always Saturday, where KEXP’s 9th Annual BBQ will beRead 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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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again -- for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more...

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