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Capitol Hill Block Party: Saturday, Part 1 - Chromeo, Beat Connection, Poolside, EMA, and more

Every summer, the crowds pack into Pike street between Broadway and 12th to throw a party unlike any other. Capitol Hill Block Party is a tried and true block party, rocking the streets until 12:30 in the morning, showering them with confetti, and giving both attendees and nearby Capitol Hill apartment dwellers a show toRead more...

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Video Roundup: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014, Part One

It’s almost time to shut down the streets of the neighborhood for an amazing weekend of music: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014! This year’s line-up features a great range of artists, both local and visiting, many who’ve stopped by the KEXP studios before! In fact, the list is so long, we’ve split it up intoRead more...

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Song of the Day: Beat Connection - Hesitation

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Hesitation”, the newRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Beat Connection

Seattle’s Beat Connection play a wicked combination of live instruments, electronic beats, synths and samples. The guys who comprise the band met at the University of Washington and have stayed local and loyal to the Pacific Northwest as they grow more and more well-known. We had a chance to catch up with two of the band’sRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Initial Lineup Announced!

Every summer, the streets of Capitol Hill fill with thousands of fans screaming for their favorite bands. The Seattle neighborhood is wild enough, but when the Capitol Hill Block Party takes over in late July (25th-27th), it’s a heck of a good time. Today, the celebrated local festival offers the first glimpse of the 2014Read more...

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Live Review: Rustie w/ Dutty Wilderness at Barboza 12/17/13

Weighing Barboza’s Tuesday night festivities by pictures alone would be a crime. What you don’t see behind camera - in view of the focused eyes of Russell Whyte and Reed Juenger - is a bloody marvelous party. There’s little-to-no room to move or breathe, dozens of couples or just-mets dancing together and laughing along, fratRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: Beat Connection

Seattle’s Beat Connection seem to evolve with grace. As is the case with most young bands, they’ve had plenty of that evolution in the last three years. Their journey from the early house-driven days of 2010′s Surf Noir to the vast, green sound of their 2012 debut LP Palace Garden and even through the presentRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1

Saturday’s Bumbershoot festivities got the 2013 season off to a great start. With the turnout highlight of the day going to rising Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and with a three way tie for most dancing going to !!!, Charles Bradley, and Crystal Castles, the day was an eclectic bunch of gems. Being one of theRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

A great list of shows ahead. Highlights of the week include The Black Angels at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, along with what could prove to be a very interesting Brings Our Sonics Back rally with Geo, Nacho Picasso, Grynch, Dyme Def, Jarv Dee, Tilson, Sam Lachow & Raz Simone, Neema, DJ Nphared and Hosted by Shawn KempRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

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. Cody ChesnuTT at our CMJ broadcast at CMJ Union NYC, 10/17/12// photo credit: Benjamin Mobley (more photos) Michele’s 2012 Top Ten Albums Greetings musicRead more...

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