Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Paul’s Boutique Tribute in Brooklyn 11/16 + Exclusive Interview

This Wednesday, November 16th, Brooklyn is stepping out to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys’ 1989 masterpiece Paul’s Boutique, an album that KEXP dissected last year. The event is being organized by the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, a non-profit based in New York with a worldwide reach, and a mission to “educate underprivileged people globallyRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Macefield Music Festival 9/30-10/2

For the fourth year, KEXP is proud to sponsor the Macefield Music Festival, happening this weekend, Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd, throughout Ballard. As always, the line-up looks like a KEXP playlist, with this year’s headliners including Zola Jesus, legendary UK art-rock band Psychic TV, reunited early-Sub Pop band Hazel, Fly Moon Royalty,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Chance of Rain Festival 9/28-10/2

With Decibel Festival ending its incredible decade-long run, there was a void in Seattle that the Chance of Rain Festival is poised to fill. The inaugural five-day fest kicks off tonight, presenting art, fashion, and music in nightly showcases at venues across the city: Q Nightclub, Crocodile, Re-bar, Monkey Loft, Artifact Gallery and the IslanderRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Nevermind25 at the EMP Museum 9/24

It should come as no surprise, but we’re not the only ones celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Our Seattle Center neighbors the EMP Museum are hosts to the world’s most extensive exhibition of Nirvana memorabilia, a collection commemorated in the book, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. And while this exhibit is partRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Vision of Paradise at SIFF Film Center 9/14

“This a movie of knowledge and a movie of understanding.” – Lee “Scratch” Perry Will anyone ever unravel the enigma that is Lee “Scratch” Perry, the Godfather of Reggae? German filmmaker Volker Schaner comes close with his documentary Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Vision of Paradise, which screens tonight, Wednesday, September 14th, at the SIFF Film CenterRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: One More Time With Feeling at SIFF Cinema

To say that fans of Nick Cave have mixed feelings this week is an understatement. Tomorrow, the sixteenth studio album by the much-revered Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be released, accompanied by a feature-length film of performance and conversation, shot in both black-and-white and colour, and shown in both 3D and 2D. WhileRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Miss Sharon Jones! at Northwest Film Forum 9/2-9/8

This Labor Day weekend, the Northwest Film Forum presents the Seattle premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!, a documentary chronicling one of the most challenging years in the life of Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings). The film was directed by two-time Academy Award-Winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream), who paints aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Vibrations 8/28

This Sunday, August 28th, from 3-10 pm at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater marks the final edition of Cairo’s Vibrations Festival, an afternoon of free all-ages fun in the sun showcasing local music and art. Oh, and strawberry popsicles! (fingers crossed) Plucky DIY Capitol Hill fixture Cairo – the music, arts and retail venue tucked awayRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Project Pabst Portland

Across the last three years, Project Pabst has quietly become one of the more reliably interesting festivals in the Pacific Northwest, which is no small feat considering its large-scale competition to the north of its site in Portland, Oregon. It’s essentially the Room on Fire of Northwestern music festivals – not reinventing the playbook butRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Vera at the Waterfront 8/13

This Saturday, August 13th, The Vera Project & Friends of Waterfront Seattle present Vera at the Waterfront: a much needed, free, all-ages excuse to pretend the summer’s end isn’t rapidly approaching. Complete with a stacked lineup of local musicians and art installation provided by Vera’s screenprint collective, Vera at the Waterfront will take place from 3PMRead more…

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