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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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KEXP Suggests: The Damned: Don’t You Wish We Were Dead at NWFF

The Damned: Don’t You Wish We Were Dead Northwest Film Forum Screenings:  Friday, August 14 at 8 PM
 Saturday, August 15 at 4 PM
 Saturday, August 15 at 8 PM
 Sunday, Aug 16 at 4 PM
 Sunday, Aug 16 at 8 PM This weekend, the Northwest Film Forum is showing The Damned: Don’t You WishRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The JanSport Bonfire Session with Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, The Belle Game, Dude York 8/15

Summer is winding down, but you can celebrate with one last bonfire this weekend. On Saturday, August 15th, head to Hillard’s Brewery in Ballard for the latest JanSport Bonfire Sessions, a nationwide free outdoor concert series that “brings together music fans, bands and a bonfire under the big sky.” Under Seattle’s sky, we get DanRead more…

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Watch Live Streaming Video from Pickathon!

This weekend, on July 31st through August 2nd, Pickathon, the Northwest’s premiere roots festival, returns to the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon. And once again, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing happen thanks to the festival’s live video webcast. From your very own porch, couch or office, you can see and hearRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Parklife

Join KEXP DJs Michele Myers, Miss Ashley, Chilly, and more at Westlake Park for KEXP Parklife this August! With DJs hand-spinning tunes every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Parklife is sure to brighten up your summer afternoons with music, dancing, and positive vibes all around. Parklife is an event put on as part of theRead more…

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PBR Loves PDX: Project Pabst Is Back and It’s Better Than Ever

After a highly successful run in 2014, Project Pabst returns this weekend July 17-19th at Zidell Yards in SW Portland. This year’s eclectic lineup boasts several impressive big name performers sure to draw a crowd- for example, Blondie, Weezer, and Passion Pit, alongside indie pop band Alvvays, punk rock favorite Thee Oh Sees, and more, to cater to everyone’s taste. Even Run the Jewels isRead more…

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