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KEXP Suggests: Other Stuff at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

Yeah, yeah, sure — The Replacements, Wu-Tang, Elvis Costello... Everyone knows how amazing this year’s musical line-up is for the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, but, Bumbershoot has always been more than just the tunes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the art exhibits, lectures, and comedy shows you can check outRead more...

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Thursday Music News

James Mercer and Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Broken Bells, share a new video today for the track “Control,” featuring archival footage of space travel and alien encounters. No J Mascis cameo though. Check out the video below, and watch them perform more songs from the album After the Disco in the KEXP studios here. [Pitchfork]

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Review Revue: Gary Heffern - Bald Tires in the Rain

If I were a better blogger, I would have gone into KEXP armed with the Bumbershoot lineup and found an album from one of the many fine bands playing at this weekend’s festival (Negativland, say, or maybe Jonathan Richman) so as to bring you a remotely topical post for this week. Instead of that, IRead more...

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Live Video: Strand of Oaks

For creators and fans alike, music has always provided catharsis, relief and healing. But Few artists tap so directly into that power as Tim Showalter, whose project Strand of Oaks goes so far as to name its most recent album Heal. Like pages from a diary, the Philly-based songwriter’s lyrics delve into moments of crisis,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Rubblebucket - Carousel Ride

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Carousel Ride” by Rubblebucket fromRead more...

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural Swingin’ Roadhouse Night 8/22

It was a raucous, rollickin’ way to close out the 2014 Concerts at the Mural series! Last Friday, August 22nd, hundreds of Seattleites gathered beneath the Space Needle for an evening of music curated by our specialty show DJs, Don Slack of Swingin’ Doors and Greg Vandy of The Roadhouse on KEXP. Pianos in theRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has cut his acting chops on IFC’s Portlandia, and he’s joined by the show’s co-creator Fred Armisen in his video for the track “Every Morning.” (Keep an eye out for a cameo from James Mercer of The Shins!) J will be LIVE on KEXP from NYC this Friday, August 29thRead more...

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Live Video: Mac DeMarco at Pickathon

Earlier this month, KEXP returned to the magical space of the Bunny Glade during Pickathon 2014 to capture intimate acoustic sessions in this wooded oasis. Each of the 17 exclusive performances were special, but we couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our final day than with the charming slacker-pop of Mac DeMarco.Read more...

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Album Review: Rustie - Green Language

The kids are coming up from behind - James Murphy called it 12 years ago and not much has changed since then. Seen nowhere stronger than in the realm of dance music, youthful vigor and forward thinking to an increasingly younger audience seems to dominate the scene as the spectrum of influences seems to doubleRead more...

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Song of the Day: Twin Peaks - I Found A New Way

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “I Found A New Way”Read more...

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