Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

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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KEXP Suggests: The Round at Fremont Abbey Arts Center 4/11

Tuesday, April 11th is a very special edition of The Round at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, curated by Audioasis on KEXP’s DJ Sharlese! The showcase will feature amazing female talent from the Seattle area: musicians QOQO ROBOQS, Haley Heynderickx (PDX), guest poet Imani Sims, and live painter Sienna Dawn. [UPDATE: Second place winner ofRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID 3/22 – 3/26

Is March too early to get your festival season started? We don’t think so and, frankly, we don’t care. Treefort Music Fest, running now until Sunday, March 26 in downtown Boise, Idaho, is too good to miss. Looking at headliners alone, the festival boasts two of the biggest names in independent music today, lovable goof Mac DeMarco and indie goddess Angel Olsen. ApartRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Sound Off! Semi-Finals #3 at the MoPOP Museum 2/24

Week by week, we get closer to MoPOP’s Sound Off! finals on Saturday, March 11th, which will be broadcast LIVE on KEXP’s Audioasis! Now in its 16th year, this all-ages “battle of the bands” has introduced us to acts like The Lonely Forest, Naked Giants, Manatee Commune, and more. Last week’s winners were Federal WayRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: A Benefit for the ACLU at The Crocodile 2/26

This Sunday, February 26th, not only can you hear new music from beloved local band Pickwick, but it will be for a great cause! Over at The Crocodile, Galen Disston and crew will perform tracks from their highly-anticipated upcoming LP LoveJoys. And, also on this impressive bill are Beat Connection, Telekinesis, Erik Blood (who producedRead more…

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