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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016, Day 1

And so we witnessed another amazing music festival! This time it was the 4th annual Macefield Music Festival that took place this weekend across Conor Byrne, Tractor Tavern, The Sunset Tavern, and the charmingly bricked streets of Ballard Ave. Macefield Music Festival was named after Edith Macefield, who was the famously strong-willed Ballard tenant whoRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Macefield Music Festival 9/30-10/2

For the fourth year, KEXP is proud to sponsor the Macefield Music Festival, happening this weekend, Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd, throughout Ballard. As always, the line-up looks like a KEXP playlist, with this year’s headliners including Zola Jesus, legendary UK art-rock band Psychic TV, reunited early-Sub Pop band Hazel, Fly Moon Royalty,Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Sassyblack, NAVVI, Absolute Monarchs, & Sashay

While the Saturday lineup of Capitol Hill Block Party leaned heavily on Seattle’s DIY punk and electronic strengths, Sunday was where got to see the city’s pop strengths shine through. And truly, our fair city is not lacking in this department. On the Vera stage, Sassyblack put her incredible voice and production techniques on displayRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Not a heavy schedule but a little something for everyone this week with a small but fun selection of local choices and touring bands. On Monday night, an intimate evening in the back bar with Chris Brokaw and Jennifer O’Connor at the Crocodile. On Tuesday night, the New York duo of White Ring will be bringing the WitchRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Hannah Levin

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012. You can see what our listeners voted for as their Top Albums of 2012 here. Father John Misty at KEXP, 5/7/12 // photo credit: Hilary Harris (more photos) Hannah’s 2012 Top Ten Albums Artist Album Label Godspeed You! BlackRead more…

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Live Video: Concerts at the Mural 8/17

The music at the third installment of the Concerts at the Mural, on Friday, August 17, might have been a bit heavier and more grungy than the other concerts in the series, but it was sunny and the Space Needle shiny and orange. The Wayfinders told a little tale about a certain conception in saidRead more…

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Concerts at the Mural Preview: Wayfinders, Absolute Monarchs, & Love Battery tonight!

Join us tonight for the third free show in the 2012 Concert at the Mural series, presented by KEXP and Seattle Center, featuring three local groups known for their distinctly familiar sounds.

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Live Around Town This Week

Another special week of shows lies ahead. On Tuesday, we spend the first of two nights with the talented Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars at the Triple Door. Also on Tuesday, we have Jack White and Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three at WaMu Theater. Cold Specks are at Barboza on Wednesday night and then things start really heatingRead more…

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Live Video: Absolute Monarchs at CHBP

A set from Seattle’s Absolute Monarchs is sure to be filled with one thing – lean, muscular rock. Easily one of the loudest bands to grace Barboza all weekend during KEXP’s broadcast at the Capitol Hill Block Party, the Joel Schneider (My Goodness) led quartet unleashed a five-song sonic assault on a rapturous audience onRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party: Day 2

by Ian Robinson and Jacob Webb Absolute Monarchs – 2:15 – Main Stage Describing noise rock duo Lightning Bolt’s noon set at an installment of All Tomorrow’s Parties, Steve Albini said their loud thrashing was “the best alarm clock I’ve ever had.” It’s likely that the sleepier residents of Capitol Hill had a similar feelingRead more…

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