Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/27-5/30

From outside the windows of KEXP’s New Home, we can see them setting up: it’s almost time for the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival! This Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th through 30th, Seattle Center will transform itself into a multi-cultural arts and music extravaganza. This year’s focus is “The Power of the Human Voice through Song,”Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie at Benaroya Hall 5/26

On Wednesday, May 25th, KEXP will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs with a day full of exclusive interviews, special programming on The Roadhouse on KEXP, and a live streaming video session with Bill Frisell, Gerald Collier, and John Doe. The following evening, Thursday, May 26th, Frisell, Collier, and Doe willRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 5/20-5/22

Is it really only the fourth annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival? In just a few years, this Northwest fest has established itself as a must-see musical bonanza. This year is no exception: from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, the streets of Everett, Washington will shake with the sounds of 80+ bands over justRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Under the Cherry Moon at the NW Film Forum 5/19

As the world continues to mourn the passing of Prince (like with DJ Kevin Cole’s incredible memorial show, streaming here), our friends at the Northwest Film Forum present their own tribute this Thursday, May 19th with a screening of the 1986 comedic caper Under the Cherry Moon. The film marked Prince’s directorial debut, starring himselfRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Debacle Fest at Columbia City Theater 5/13 & 14

This Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th, Seattle’s Debacle Records brings the ninth edition of Debacle Fest to the beautiful Columbia City Theatre for two nights of transportive experimental, ambient, drone, noise, psych, and get-lost-in-your-head-I’m-floating-in-space music from artists across the country and Pacific Northwest, representing some of the best in underrepresented, underground sounds. TakeRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Face The Music

The line-up has been announced for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival, May 19th through June 12th! Over the next few weeks, SIFF will screen 421 films representing 85 countries: 181 features (plus 4 secret films), 75 documentaries, 8 archival films, and 153 shorts. The films include 54 World premieres (29 features, 25 shorts),Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Inside the Music of KEXP at KEXP’s New Home

It’s your last week to step Inside the Music of KEXP, a collaboration between KEXP and Microsoft. 4,000 square feet of currently vacant office space is transformed into an interactive installation. Check it out Monday through Friday from 12 PM – 7 PM, or Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM. The exhibitRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Woody Guthrie’s Pacific Northwest Legacy at Town Hall 4/29

Loyal listeners of The Roadhouse on KEXP may have noticed host Greg Vandy was absent a bit last year… well, now you can hold in your hand the reason why: 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest, out now via Sasquatch Books. ThisRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: 2016 EMP Pop Con, April 14th-17th

The EMP and by extension Seattle have been blessed with hosting Pop Conference for most of its 14 year existence, and the 2016 instillation is back again this week, April 14th-17th. This year’s conference offers the most diverse and expansive list of panelists and roundtable discussion’s yet, all tying into the theme “From A WhisperRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Sub Pop Turns 28 at Barboza 4/1

Comedian Patton Oswalt has a bit about how you should only really be allowed 20 birthdays. There’s only about 20 birthdays you should be allowed to celebrate. And the others? You’re wasting cake and paper. Here are the 20 you can celebrate: 1 through 9, you get a birthday. Cause you’re a little kid! ARead more…

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