Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

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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KEXP Suggests: Balanced Breakfast 7/8

Ask any musician who’s made the rather courageous attempt to take their career seriously and they’ll tell you how confusing and complicated the music industry is. Especially in 2017, where the rules are changing at a near-constant speed in an effort to keep up with technology. it can be easy to throw in the towelRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series

What does your typical lunch break look like? Shoving a sandwich in your face in the break room? Enduring the long lines at your favorite food truck? With summer in full force, maybe it’s time to mix it up. The 39th annual Out To Lunch Summer Concert Series, presented by the Downtown Seattle Association, isRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Search Party at Seattle Center 7/1

What’s better than beer and music? Beer, music, and supporting all ages venues; that’s what. This Saturday, Elysian Brewery brings their Search Party festival to Seattle Center and they’re donating all the proceeds from the event to The Vera Project. Not just that, but you’ll get to see fiery performances from acts like Black PistolRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Tangerine’s Farewell Show with Fauna Shade, Emma Lee Toyoda at Neumos 7/1

Saying goodbye is hardly ever easy. Seattle’s been lucky enough to be home to surf-pop band Tangerine over the past few years, watching them grow from their jangly debut EP Pale Summer to last year’s self-assured and vibrant Sugar Teeth. They’ve been easy to latch onto from the start, giving a ray of light in our city’sRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Hot Tramp, I Love You So at Mo’Pop 6/30

One of the most exciting exhibits opening in Seattle this summer is Bowie by Mick Rock, a collection of 65 photographs by Bowie’s personal photographer Mick Rock. And this Friday, June 30th, Mo’Pop kicks off the exhibit with Hot Tramp, I Love You So, an opening reception as dazzling as the show it celebrates. LegendaryRead more…

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