Category Archives: Event Spotlight

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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Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012’s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more…

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Event Spotlight: Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative Launch

This weekend, the City of Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport invite you to Experience the City of Music. Join us on Saturday, January 28, for the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative | Experience the City of Music Launch Party with free performances to celebrate this new initiative showcasing the Northwest region’s music culture throughout the airport. ThisRead more…

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Concerts At The Mural: The 7th Annual KEXP BBQ this Saturday!

As you may have heard, KEXP has combined forces with the Seattle Center this summer to present the 2009 Concerts at the Mural series.  Things got off to a grand start at last Friday’s opener, with some memorable performances from the mighty Blitzen Trapper and native sons Throw Me The Statue.  The free and all-agesRead more…

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KEXP & Seattle Center Present: Concerts At The Mural Series

Need a little spice in your Friday evenings? Ticketmaster service fees got you down? Well, my friend, KEXP has got just the prescription for you. Starting this weekend, KEXP is teaming up with the good people behind Seattle Center to present a weekly series of free, all-ages concerts on the lawn of the Mural Amphitheater.Read more…

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Preview: PDX Pop Now! Festival 2009 July 24-26th

If you’re a KEXP listener residing in Portland, or you find yourself less Block Party-inclined this weekend, don’t miss the sixth annual PDX Pop Now! Festival going down Friday through Sunday at The Rotture. The three-day event is a celebratory showcase of Stumptown’s vibrant and DIY-spirited music scene, with over 40 Portland-area bands playing hour-long,Read more…

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Free concert with Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter tonight!

Starting tonight at 5 PM, for the first time ever, KEXP has partnered with Seattle Center to present KEXP Concerts at the Mural. Kicking off the new series of sweet summer performances at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre is headliner Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter with The Maldives. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 16, is RockRead more…

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Pitchfork Music Festival adds to lineup, KEXP to broadcast live

More bands have just been announced for the lineup of the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival, held at Chicago’s Union Park on July 18-20. Added to Friday, when Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow’s Parties present another night of the “Don’t Look Back” series, is Mission of Burma, who will perform their 1983 classic Vs. inRead more…

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Event Spotlight: John in the Morning at Night 9/22/07

Years ago I realized that I really won’t be able to go out any more… getting up at 4am every day and getting older is no way to see shows. You can survive with the hundreds of in-studios and events we have here but, man, a good ol’ weekend out with many beers and manyRead more…

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Live Review: Lebowski Fest Opening Ceremonies, Louisville, KY 7/20/07

The Dude or Dr. Dog? Sixth-Annual Lebowski Fest Opening Ceremonies Louisville, KY, Friday, July 20 Review by Abby Tonsing Photos by January Jones In the Midwest, a 75-degree night with no humidity at the end of July is certainly a rare occurrence. So is getting handed a Tootsie Pop from a complete stranger dressed inRead more…

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