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KEXP Suggests: Moji & the Midnight Sons at Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center 6/13

Next Tuesday, June 13th, journey to the land of the midnight sun as the Iceland-based trio Moji & the Midnight Sons lights the skies of the Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center. We were thrilled to discover this blues-rocking US/Icelandic trio while at Iceland Airwaves last years, and even more excited now that they’re performingRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scored by The Invincible Czars

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars Festival Screenings:  Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 PM – The Triple Door During the last week of this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, Austin band The Invincible Czars will perform an original soundtrack to the 1920 silent film classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: ACLU and Planned Parenthood Benefit with Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists and Sera Cahoone at Paramount Theater 6/9/17

There’s been no shortage of benefit concerts popping up the last six months, specifically for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. With every stress-inducing news alert we get on our phones, there’s no reason to believe this trend will be slowing down. Local heroes Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists will do their part towardRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/19

Yesterday VanFest announced the lineup for their 7th iteration this summer, August 19th. If you’ve never heard of the scrappy DIY fest with the heart of gold then you’d be forgiven since the fest takes place deep in the woods of Maple Valley but you should start paying attention because this tiny festival has becomeRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: On The Road

On The Road (UK, 2016, 112 Minutes, Directed by Michael Winterbottom.) Festival Screenings: Wednesday, May 31, 2017- SIFF Cinema Egyptian Friday, June 2nd, 2017- SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, June 7th, 2017- SIFF Cinema Uptown Michael Winterbottom has made a career out of keeping busy, constantly reinventing his directorial style with every new film. His second-most-recent film, one ofRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Videoasis at Northwest Film Forum 5/24

Remember spending nights staying up watching MTV, waiting for your favorite video to come on? Over three decades after the network’s launch and the official dawn of the format for mainstream audiences, music videos have continued to be a major way for fans to interact with music. The Northwest has added to the pantheon over theRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Chavela

Chavela (Directed by Catherine Gund, 2017, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 19 at 6PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Saturday, May 20 at 11AM- AMC Pacific Place [Director Catherine Gund scheduled to attend the Friday screening] Chavela Vargas seems an ideal candidate for a documentary. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela rose to fame in 1950s MexicoRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Upstream Music Fest + Summit 5/11-13

It’s easy to take the Northwest’s thriving local music scene for granted. Each day it  feels like a new artist is popping up. From snarky indie rockers to enigmatic rappers and avant garde electronic artists, there’s always some incredible new act to be discovered. If you’re not keeping your ear to ground, you might be missing outRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The 2017 Seagaze Festival at LoFi Performance Gallery 4/20-4/23

Only in its second year, the 2017 Seagaze Festival continues to lift their heads to spotlight some of the Northwest’s finest shoegaze, post punk, and psychrock bands this Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd at the LoFi Performance Gallery. Blackpool Astronomy guitarist Jeff McCollough has planned an impressive four-day schedule featuring beloved artist/producer ErikRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: David Byrne on Here Lies Love

Back in 2010, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim collaborated on the concept album and “disco musical” Here Lies Love, which tells the story of former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. Following award-winning runs in New York, London, and Adelaide, Australia, the project has now arrived in Seattle, with performances running through May 28thRead more…

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