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KEXP BBQ: Ready…

The 7th Annual KEXP BBQ is set up, ready and waiting… for you! Come on down to the Mural Ampitheatre at Seattle Center for a great free show. The beer garden opens at 2, the music starts at 2:30 with Champagne Champagne, and the food vendors are serving now.

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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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KEXP Video of the Week: Live at the KEXP BBQ

In order to ask the questions that no one wants to hear, DJ Sharlese lurked backstage at the 6th Annual KEXP BBQ, accosting hapless musicians, staff, and assorted industry types. Watch as she tries to find out what makes for the perfect summer barbecue:

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KEXP BBQ: The Dexter Street Stompers

by Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse What’s a Summer BBQ without some jug band music? The Dexter Street Stompers obliged like that crazy drunk uncle who shows up early and leaves late at family functions. Ya wanna like ‘em, but who exactly are these guys? They show up in rope belts, overalls, and strawRead more…

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KEXP BBQ: The Dandy Warhols

review by Jamie H If you’re anything like me, you probably have bands that you’re in love with from their infancy and bands you’re turned onto really late. Last night at the KEXP BBQ, I was made aware that I have been ignorantly depriving myself of fantastic rock shows when I saw The Dandy WarholsRead more…

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KEXP BBQ: Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts

review by Jim Beckmann Joseph Arthur‘s exquisite stripped down set during his recent in-studio at KEXP just wasn’t enough for us. We had to bring him back for the 6th Annual KEXP BBQ — this time, though, with his full band, The Lonely Astronauts — which seems only fitting for an artist as prolific asRead more…

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KEXP BBQ: The Helio Sequence

review by Jason Kinnard I’ll have to admit: I was worried there for a while. From the comfy confines of the VIP tent, I had just watched Common Market finish one of the wettest sets in BBQ history and here was my favorite band, The Helio Sequence about to go on. Their extended set-up time turned outRead more…

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KEXP BBQ – Common Market

review by Eric Mahollitz Seattle’s Common Market had the unfortunate duty of playing right when the rain came. Fortunately, MC RA Scion was upbeat and handled the foul weather with a grain of salt, leading the audience through an amazing transition from The Saturday Knights to The Helio Sequence. With the rain coming down, muchRead more…

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KEXP BBQ: The Saturday Knights

review by Chris Estey My dear writer friend Mairead Case (BUST, etc.) was in from Chicago to see The Saturday Knights with me, and as we watched their wonderful whirlwind of a set she couldn’t help from exclaiming several times, “Good Lord! People at a Seattle show are actually dancing!” Including the most adorable littleRead more…

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