Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Nepal Peace Home Orphanage Benefit at Fremont Abbey Arts Center 8/5

A great line-up for a great cause: on Friday, August 5th, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center hosts a benefit for Nepal Peace Home with Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver, Bryan John Appleby, and Shay Carlucci of Ghost Ship. Nepal Peace Home is a non-profit based in Seattle with its eye on rural Sarlahi. TheRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Pizza Fest VII at El Corazon and Funhouse 8/4-8/6

This weekend, Pizza Fest returns to El Corazon and Funhouse for a seventh year of greasy punk, rock, metal, and of course, pizza.  The three-day festival is appropriately headlined by the long-running, Ramones-inspired, “original” pizza-themed punk band Personal & the Pizzas.  This year’s lineup also includes local favorites Boyfriends, Bread & Butter, SSDD (Steal ShitRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Pickathon 2016

Every year, it seems like the number of music festival in the great Pacific Northwest grows. While it’s easy to get cynical about the overlap and general spectator approach to the music, there are diamonds in the rough. Of these, Pickathon, located on the beautiful Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, may be the mostRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 7/23 + 7/24

“I don’t think it’s a bad thing for The Melvins to be The Melvins,and mean what they mean. I think it’s a rare thing.” — Chris Cornell There’s a superhero element to the way The Melvins documentary is being promoted, from the poster (designed by Shepard Fairey) to the title of the film: The ColossusRead more…

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KEXPort 2016 Live Video Stream

On Saturday, July 16, our friends at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik are throwing the 5th annual KEXPort, a one-day festival of great Icelandic music in collaboration with KEXP. From noon until midnight, 12 bands will perform in 12 hours, proving once again that Iceland is one of the most creative and musically diverse countries inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: BITE of Seattle 7/15-7/17

This weekend, in our backyard of Seattle Center, it’s BITE of Seattle, a three-day food festival featuring over 50 local restaurants and over 30 food product companies. It’s free to attend, and fun to walk around and explore all the different styles of cuisine. And, there’s even a multi-course meal you can participate in forRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 7/14-7/17

In what’s easily become a summer tradition for many KEXP listeners, the 4th Annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival kicks off tonight in beautiful Carnation, WA. It’s more than just a music festival: it’s a beautiful escape to Tolt-Macdonald Park with recreation tree climbing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the nearby Tolt River Beach, andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Ballard SeafoodFest 7/9 + 7/10

There’s a lot more to the Ballard SeafoodFest than just salmon! Founded in 1974 to celebrate the neighborhood’s Nordic roots and connection to the fishing industry, the event has since blossomed into a FREE two-day festival with arts and crafts, a beer garden, and an amazing musical line-up. (And, of course, still plenty of seafood!)Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summerfest July 8-10

There are so many excellent Summer music festivals in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard to know where to invest your time and money. West Seattle Summerfest, July 8-10, is absolutely not one to miss.  Besides being completely FREE, it has the best local music lineup you’re likely to find- Seattle favorites Tacocat, Donormaal, Draemhouse, GraceRead more…

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Macefield Festival 2016 lineup

Macefielders, come out and play! That’s the rallying cry for the independent music and arts festival in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood each fall. Good news for those ready – the Macefield Music Festival, named for Edith Macefield, the fiercely-independent Ballard resident who refused to sell her home to developers, just announced their 2016 lineup, which featuringRead more…

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