Tag Archives: Beat Connection

DJ Alex’s dB Festival 2011 preview

Are you ready for Decibel Festival 2011? You better be! There’s tons to enjoy, experience, and just generally be enthusiastic about on this year’s line-up! Briefly, for the uninitiated, Decibel Festival is an internationally-renowned electronic music, arts, and new media event that was birthed in 2004 by music fan/curator/DJ/producer Sean Horton aka Nordic Soul. NowRead more...

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Decibel Festival starts Wednesday!

Seattle’s premier electronic music event Decibel Festival is entering its eighth year on the circuit. dB Fest concentrates on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology-based education, and has quickly become renowned around the world as the one-stop location for all your electronic needs. Last year, the Festival pulled in over 18,000 peopleRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week -- Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more...

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In Attendance at the Capitol Hill Block Party: Saturday

Some prior obligations cut my Friday at the Block Party short (Kurt Vile was great, but I was dreadfully disappointed I had to leave before I could see Woods), so I was rested and ready for the long haul on Saturday. My afternoon started at the Vera Stage, where Yuni in Taxco played at 3:00Read more...

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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again -- for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

The big story this week, of course, is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which runs Friday through Sunday and takes over a big chunk of the neighborhood. TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, The Head And The Heart, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Ra Ra Riot, and Les Savy Fav are someRead more...

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Live Review: of Montreal with Painted Palms & Beat Connection@ Showbox at the Market 5/11

The Showbox shook Wednesday night. It was to turn out to be a very strange night, but that would have to wait until headliner, of Montreal took the stage. Opening things up were Seattle’s Beat Connection.  An eager crowd gathered around before the two members as they took the stage in a cloud of smoke.Read more...

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Out This Week 4/12

It’s a huge week for new releases, and just in time for Record Store Day. The latest from Low, TV on the Radio, Elbow, Panda Bear, and The Feelies... yes, The Feelies are back after a 19 year break! Seattle band Beat Connection is re-issuing their debut EP officially and with bonus tracks, while localRead more...

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Monday News Fix

While those of us in the indie world rejoice at the victory of Merge recording artists The Arcade Fire, others in the music biz aren’t so hot on the Grammys. Yesterday, record executive Steve Stoute, who has managed Nas over the years, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times‘ Style Section, callingRead more...

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Live Video: Beat Connection

KEXP Song of the Day alumni and local Seattle chillwavers Beat Connection specialize in a balearic blend of surf-psychedelia and dance pop. Seattle listeners may recognize the group’s debut EP, Surf Noir, from last year, when it was released for free via Bandcamp. Surf Noir has withstood the test of time, however, and the EPRead more...

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