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Bumbershoot 2015, Day 1: Babes in Toyland and Fitz and the Tantrums

Despite the surprise appearance of (perennial Bumbershoot headliner) rain on Satuday evening, the dedicated crowd of Babes in Toyland fans seemed completely indifferent to the downpur. And from Kat Bjelland’s first snarling guitar chord, it was clear that she was too. In a set front-loaded with one sneering, jagged tune after another – “He’s MyRead more…

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Celebrating Independence with… Twin/Tone Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. In an interview almost aRead more…

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Review Revue: Babes in Toyland – Spanking Machine

I will be honest: I never really got into most of the more aggressive, female-led bands of the late ’80s and early-to-mid ’90s (whether Riot Grrl bands or those who, like Babes in Toyland, inspired them). As a young male in his teens, I probably just found them too intimidating, if not downright terrifying, whichRead more…

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