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KEXP Suggests: Every Little Counts at Neumos 12/3

On Thursday, December 3rd, Seattle pays tribute to the music of New Order with Every Little Counts at Neumos. The Manchester-based band have held an influential place in music since the ’80s, and local fans Marco Collins and Mike Lucero have curated an evening celebrating their songs. The line-up includes Lucero’s own FM Collective (featuringRead more…

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Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 2016: Lineup Announced

It may be winter, but you won’t want to hibernate once you see the line-up for the 2016 Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, held January 29th through 30th in beautiful Leavenworth, WA. This year, the event warmly welcomes Strand of Oaks, Fruit Bats, Grace Love & the True Loves, Iska Dhaaf, Hibou, The Young Evils, IndustrialRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Converse Rubber Tracks Pop-Up 11/2-11/6

Any local bands want a free studio session? Converse, the iconic footwear of indie rockers, presents the Converse Rubber Tracks Pop-Up Studio. Last month, across the country, Converse offered free recording sessions to bands in legendary studios like Abbey Road Studios in London, England; Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica; Toca do Bandido in Rio deRead more…

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Kristin Hersh Shares Five Favorite Vic Chesnutt Songs

It was a pact Vic Chesnutt held with Kristin Hersh, his long-time friend and frequent tourmate: “Don’t suck, don’t die.” The two prolific songwriters shared not only the stage, but struggles with major labels and with mental health. But, sadly, Chesnutt did die, from an overdose on Christmas 2009 at the age of 45. HershRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Modern Sky Festival 10/11

East meets West with the Modern Sky Music Festival, a jam-packed one-day show happening this Sunday, October 11th at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater. The series, which has held previous shows in New York City and Beijing, combines a fantastic line-up of bands from both America and China. So, in one afternoon, you’ll get theRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Austra at the Tractor Tavern 10/7

Red Bull Sound Select are at it again: the caffeine-packed beverage people throw concerts around the world, curated by local taste-makers (KEXP has curated a few of these shows ourselves). This time around, legendary label Sub Pop Records have picked the bill, and on Wednesday, October 7th, you can see Austra, Gazebos, and USF atRead more…

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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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