Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: It’s Getting Hot in Here – Benefit for the Washington Environmental Council 8/17

While climate change may be something that members of our federal government have decided to ignore and/or flat-out reject, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that summers in Seattle have gotten increasingly warmer. On August 8th we broke the previous record of 51 days without rain, making it the dryest summer since 1951. The WashingtonRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/18-8/20

Here in the Northwest, our love of biking is right on par with our love of local music. The Gigantic Bicycle Festival is the ideal intersection between these two passions, and then some. On August 18 to 20th, the festival returns to Snoqualmie with three days of energizing PNW bands, locally produced short films, and,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: I Am the Blues at SIFF Film Center 8/11-8/13

SIFF is bringing I Am The Blues to Seattle this weekend, and it is well worth a look. Bobby Rush lays out his life story as he returns to the Blue Front Cafe in Mississippi and a reunion gig in Louisiana. Watching him travel The South and greet friends like Lazy Lester, Henry Gray, BarbaraRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Chautauqua Music Fest 8/4 – 8/5

This weekend, Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, the Chautauqua Music Festival takes over the Vashon Eagles on Vashon Island. The festival was founded to benefit elementary and middle school arts programs on Vashon Island. To date, Chautauqua has raised over 14,000 dollars to “help augment [Vashon schools’] ability to ensure every young, promisingRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Pickathon 2017, August 3-6

It won’t just be the record-breaking temps that make this weekend the hottest of the year so far. Besides the start of KEXP’s own Concerts at the Mural series this Friday, down in Happy Valley, Oregon, our friends at Pickathon are at it again. It’s always hard to say that “this year” is the bestRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: StrummerJam 2017 8/1-8/31

KEXP listeners know: we love The Clash. We love them so much, we declared February 7th to be International Clash Day, a holiday not only to celebrate their influential punk rock sound but to acknowledge the band’s activism and political messaging. Over at The Joe Strummer Foundation, a similar mission is upheld. Founded in 2002Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Mali Blues at SIFF Film Center 7/28-7/30

Review by Clare McGrane, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP Fatoumata Diawara doesn’t look like a woman who thought her life was over just a few years ago. She’s a rising star on the world stage, constantly beaming as she performs, draped in the vibrant colors and textures of her homeland: Mali. The country isRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Business Presents in Anacortes 7/14-7/15

What was formerly known as What the Heck Fest, and then most recently known as the Anacortes Unknown Music Series, has now become The Business Presents, a fitting new title as it’s being presented by The Business, a long-running record store (and now, distro!) based in Anacortes, WA. A jam-packed weekend of music is plannedRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: La Marzocco Cafe’s Four Barrel Launch Party with Quasi 7/15

Seattle’s often hyped up as a coffee town. It shows up in every rom-com trope, ad campaign, and your distant relatives who vaguely heard of that “whole grunge thing.” And you know what? There’s some truth to it. Between great coffee and a thriving music scene, we could definitely have a worse reputation to uphold.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summer Fest 7/14-16

On any given day, The Junction in West Seattle is home to some of the most vibrant sights and scenes in the city: the mom and pop shops, Easy Street Records, and delicious local food. During the 35th annual West Seattle Summer Fest, all of this gets heightened to another level by throwing in liveRead more…

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