Tag Archives: Beat Connection

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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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 13 BADLY DRAWN BOY with Justin Jones @ The Triple Door British songwriter Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, broke out in 2000 when his album The Hour of Bewilderbeast won the prestigious Mercury Prize as the album of the year in the UK. In 2002 Nick Hornby contracted Gough to write theRead more...

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Song of the Day: Beat Connection - In The Water

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. Each and every Friday, we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more...

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