Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Macefield Music Festival 10/2-10/4

It’s hard to believe this festival is only in its third year: Macefield Music Festival takes over Ballard this weekend, from Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th, with an amazing array of local artists across many venues. The festival was named in tribute to Edith Macefield, the fiercely-independent neighborhood resident who refused to sellRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes 9/23

This Wednesday, September 23rd, don’t miss the one-night-only worldwide screening debut of the Arcade Fire documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. The screening will feature 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences. Directed by Kahil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes chronicles the creation of the band’s 2013 LP, Reflektor. (NotRead more…

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Live Preview: Decibel Festival 2015

I have to remind myself every single year, every time I look at the lineup, every time I hit a single event and walk into work dog tired the next day – Seattle is so lucky to play home to the visionaries that put on Decibel Festival year after year. There are so many electronicRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Director Penelope Spheeris at SIFF 9/18

SIFF is screening two of Penelope Spheeris’ directorial masterpieces, Decline of Western Civilization Part 1 and Wayne’s World on Friday, September 18th as part of their highly anticipated annual Women in Cinema showcase, which kicks off this week. The former is an intimate documentary that covers the late ’70s Los Angeles punk rock scene, and prominently features some of our favorites — AliceRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Human Highway at Northwest Film Forum 9/4 – 9/6

Filmed in the 1970s, premiered in select theaters in 1982, and now recut and travelling the festival circuit in 2015, Human Highway is widely regarded as one of the strangest, head-scratching films ever created. And now it’s come to the Pacific Northwest – this weekend, September 4th through 6th, Northwest Film Forum is screening the director’s cut of HumanRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: LAKE 10th Anniversary Event 8/22

It’s hard to believe, but LAKE are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band this year. The charming Northwest outfit formed in Olympia, debuting at frontman Eli Moore’s birthday party, and since then, have released eight full-lengths, four of those on legendary local label K Records. Over the decade, the line-up has shifted to andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Light in the Attic’s Summer Spectacular 8/15

It’s a busy weekend in Ballard this Saturday, August 15th (see here)! Local reissue wranglers Light in the Attic Records are teaming up with City Arts Magazine for the second annual Light in the Attic Summer Spectacular. This year, Texas soul legend Barbara Lynn headlines the event. The now 73-year-old singer/songwriter had an R&B smashRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Cairo Vibrations 8/16

Soak up some serious summer vibes this weekend by checking out Cairo’s VIBRATIONS, an annual community focused arts and music festival. The festival takes place at Volunteer Park this Sunday, August 16th! The music headliner is local favorite Chastity Belt; others on the lineup include So Pitted, iji, Appendixes, KEXP DJ Sharlese, and more. In addition, there’s also a diverse lineup of visual artists, as well as aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/15

With a brimming abundance of food, art, and music festivals this year, summer in the PNW has never been better. Now adding to that is the fifth annual VanFest, taking place this Saturday, August 15th in Maple Valley, WA. This year’s lineup is one of the largest yet, boasting an impressive 36 bands, all playing to benefit theRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Helsing Junction Sleepover 8/14-8/16

Sorry, kitty – only humans are invited to the Helsing Junction Sleepover in Rochester, WA, this Friday, August 14th through Sunday, August 16th! This annual weekend-long extravaganza is run by legendary local label K Records, and as always, they’ve assembled an eccentric line-up of acts including Arrington De Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa, Generifus, PETS, MegaRead more…

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