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Decibel Festival 2012: dB Finale @ Neumos

Finishing up Decibel Festival, the Finale was a powerful and well-rounded night of music at Neumos. The turnout was far better than anyone could have expected for a Sunday evening after five days of nonstop partying. Some artists who had entertained earlier in the week came by for the closing ceremonies, including Seattle’s own Lusine.Read more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Ghostly International Showcase

Ghostly International are no strangers to Decibel Festival. In fact, the imprint has had a showcase at Decibel every year since its founding in 2003. Without a doubt, this year’s edition was nothing to pass up. With visuals supplied by Scott Sunn and diverse sets by Seattle electronica artist Lusine, instrumental art rock band Tycho,Read more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Jet Jam Presents, featuring Shlohmo, Baths, and Star Slinger at Neumos

The Jet Jam Showcase may have been the biggest party at Decibel Festival this year. Between three very different acts, the crowd got three very different sets, but one thing stayed consistent throughout: they were all ridiculously fun. A DJ set by Shlohmo got the night started off right, with a bland of his ownRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Ariel Pink and Friends @ Crocodile

Ariel Pink, Dam-Funk and BODYGUARD and may have been the most brilliant booking of the weekend. The three acts couldn’t be more different. BODYGUARD blends dark electronic with traditional African instruments. Dam-Funk mixes funk, soul, and (as we saw ) punk into a whirlwind of sultry sound. And Ariel Pink? Well... he’s Ariel Pink. ButRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Halcyonic, featuring Orbital and Paul Chambers @ Paramount Theatre

Thursday night, history visited Decibel Festival. UK electronic pioneers Orbital came to the Paramount Theatre and dazzled us with their game-changing sound. Even so many years after their debut, Orbital can still tear the roof off. Between the bonkers light show and their waves and waves of sound, the Halcyonic showcase was one of theRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Kimbra with The Stepkids @ Showbox Market

Wednesday night’s festivities at the Showbox were a dazzling spectacle of color and sound. Breakthrough pop star Kimbra and psychedelic funk rockers The Stepkids both brought their own unique flair to the stage and gave those present a wonderful time. The Showbox was packed to the absolute brim. Whether those present were die hard KimbraRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: The dB DNB Showcase

Drum and bass is nothing new to the Baltic Room. After all, they’ve held the nation’s longest running weekly DNB night every Tuesday for the last 15 years. That being said, the crowd didn’t look drastically different than any other DNB night. After all, west coast jungle has a pretty specific following, and those thatRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more...

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Decibel Festival Reveals 2012 Lineup

Decibel Festival founder/curator Sean Patrick Horton stopped by KEXP’s Morning Show today with some big news: the full lineup of this year’s Decibel Festival! In its ninth iteration, the festival will run from September 26-30 and feature what Horton calls its “most adventurous and complete lineup to date,” including performances from Orbital, The Cannabinoids featuringRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012 Lineup Revealed (well, half of it anyway)

Decibel Festival founder, president, and curator Sean Horton stopped by The Morning Show to reveal the first half of the 2012 lineup first to KEXP listeners. Seattle is beyond fortunate to feature one of the world’s preeminent festivals of electronic music, running September 26-30, and based on this early look at this year’s lineup (60Read more...

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