Category Archives: Concert Previews

This Week in Concerts: Cults, Sleigh Bells, Andrew Bird, and more!

This week is a big week for Seattle shows, and thankfully, a handful of the best ones aren’t sold out yet! Here is a list of some you might not want to miss! Saturday, April 7, Manhattan indie pop duo Cults will be playing at the Neptune. Cults has a pop sound all unto themselves,Read more…

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Preview: The Rainy Dawg Birthday Festival

At KEXP, this month’s community partnership initiative non-profit of the Month is Rainy Dawg Radio, the University of Washington’s college radio station – which coincidentally and happily is also celebrating its 9th birthday. To properly toast this event, the entirely student-run station is throwing a three-night minifest with an impressive, genre-spanning lineup. Beginning the night ofRead more…

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Vive Latino: 2011 review & artist interviews / 2012 preview

(This review originally appeared in the L.A.M.C. 2011 guidebook.) I love Mexico City. I spent three weeks there in 2010 and when the folks at Vive Latino invited me to visit their music and arts festival in April 2011 I hopped at the chance to return. Set at Foro Sol stadium, an adjoining fútbol fieldRead more…

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Concert Preview: Lana Del Rey at Easy Street Records this Saturday!

If you haven’t heard of any mention of Lana Del Rey in the past few months, you’ve probably been living under a rock. This reserved pop singer came out of the woodwork with her beautiful and haunting single “Video Games”. The song was featured on Gossip Girl among other things, and quickly gained popularity. OnceRead more…

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Music News: Pickathon 2012 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Portland’s Pickathon Music Festival is now out! Headlining the festival will be Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Also featured at the festival will be rock and folk-rock acts like The Cave Singers, Handsome Furs, The Barr Brothers, The Mynabirds, Langhorne Slim, and Vieux Farka Touré. TheRead more…

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Concert Preview: Miniature Tigers, Chain Gang of 1974, & Geographer @ Tractor Tavern

Tonight, Tractor Tavern will host three of my favorite Brooklyn indie-pop acts (one of which is sort of from Denver). Miniature Tigers are releasing a new album on March 6th entitled Mia Pharoah. The album is full of playful electro-pop with addictive falsetto melodies – think Hot Chip and Of Montreal mashed together with aRead more…

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Event Preview: Girl Walk

If you haven’t heard of the party-rocking mashup art-form known as Girl Talk, your life is about to change forever. Once a biomedical engineer, Philadelphia native Greg Gillis decided one day that he wanted to take songs and bash them together until they stuck. For over ten years, Gillis has been releasing music under theRead more…

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Concert Preview: Eleanor Friedberger @ The Crocodile 2/9

Eleanor Friedberger is playing at the Crocodile Thursday night, February 9. If you haven’t heard “My Mistakes”, the lead single off of her debut solo LP Last Summer, listen to it above, and I’ll probably see you on Thursday. You may know the Friedberger name from The Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor’s band with her brother Matt.Read more…

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Concert Preview: YACHT @ The Crocodile 2/8

DFA dance-punk legends YACHT are playing a show this Wednesday, February 8, at the Crocodile. But if you go, be careful – you might join a cult. The band has been freaking us out for years now. Their newest album Shangri-La was a 10 track trial by fire through the wacky YACHT philosophy (if youRead more…

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KEXP’s Local Holiday Concert Preview

It’s that time of year again, where musicians and artists everywhere come together to spread holiday joy to fans everywhere! Whether it’s releasing massive box sets of Christmas music (Sufjan Stevens, anyone?) or simply putting on a show, the holiday atmosphere is notorious for bringing out the spectacle. KEXP has put together a smattering ofRead more…

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