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Bumbershoot 2011, Monday in Photos

We’ve already written about performances by Sharon Van Etten and Purity Ring on Monday at Bumbershoot 2011—not to mention all of the Bumbershoot Music Lounge sets. Here are photos from some of the other performances we saw on Monday, and of course you can check our Bumbershoot category for yet more coverage.

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2011, Monday: Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley is a living legend. His life is one of those rare success stories, a street kid that found his way out of hard times through sheer chance and perseverance.  He spent his childhood in Brooklyn on the streets, wound up in Maine in a service job for 9 years in which he gotRead more...

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KEXP’s Bumbershoot 2011 Preview!

Bumbershoot has been Seattle’s premier music and arts festival since its inception in 1971, and every year it brings together musicians and artists from around the world to take the stage at Seattle Center. This year’s lineup is no different, fusing the newfound up-and-comers with the classic and renowned, sprawling across this upcoming Labor DayRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Charles Bradley

The story goes that soul singer Charles Bradley walked into the Daptone Records label in Brooklyn, New York for the first several times wearing plumber gear and carrying a toolbox. He worked on the pipes for a while before being discovered as a vocalist by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth, who found Bradley doing a James Brown-inspiredRead more...

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Live Video: Charles Bradley at SXSW

If you thought they just don’t make souls singers like they used to, you definitely haven’t seen or heard Charles Bradley. Sure, there are a lot of terrific retro-soul singers or soul inspired musicians today, like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Fitz and the Tantrums, Aloe Blacc, Amy Winehouse and many others, but even theyRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW: Videos from Mellow Johnny’s, Day 2

As promised, here’s more live performances from our 2011 SXSW broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Old school-styled singer and Daptone artist Charles Bradley kicked off the second day with an inspired set of hip-jerking, heart-rending, full-on soul as good as his idol, James Brown. Next up, 80′s heartthrobs OMD prove they haven’t missed aRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 2: Charles Bradley

Like fellow Daptone signee Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley has traveled an unconventional road to success. Born in Florida but raised in Brooklyn, he spent most of his childhood on the streets. After seeing James Brown live at an early age, he decided he wanted to be a performer and struggled to keep bands together andRead more...

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KEXP @ SXSW Preview

Next week, KEXP is broadcasting live from Austin, TX, during the 2011 South by Southwest Music Conference, running March 16th through the 18th. We are broadcasting from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, where we’ll bring you exclusive live sets from Wild Flag, The Head and the Heart, The Black Angels, Yuck, Steve Wynn & The MiracleRead more...

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Song of the Day: Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 the MiddayRead more...

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