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Capitol Hill Block Party: Day 2

by Ian Robinson and Jacob Webb Absolute Monarchs - 2:15 - Main Stage Describing noise rock duo Lightning Bolt’s noon set at an installment of All Tomorrow’s Parties, Steve Albini said their loud thrashing was “the best alarm clock I’ve ever had.” It’s likely that the sleepier residents of Capitol Hill had a similar feelingRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

For those who didn’t get their Coachella fix this year (or didn’t get tickets to next year’s fest), festival promoter Goldenvoice has a solution: the S.S. Coachella. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in December, the ship sails to the Bahamas and Jamaica, and while in transit, the cruise will host performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,Read more...

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2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Announced!

About a month after the release of the longlist the 10 finalists for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist have been revealed, and it boasts one of the Canadian music prize’s most diverse roster to date. Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Drake, Cold Specks, Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Japandroids, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Cadence Weapon, and GrimesRead more...

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Video Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party

Warm summer weather has finally reached Seattle, just in time for the Capitol Hill Block Party! Showcasing over 100 artists, CHBP is a perfect time to discover a new artist in between sets from your current favorites. To help you make scheduling your weekend a little easier, we’ve gathered some videos previewing some of (butRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s Capitol Hill Block Party weekend and the Hill is going to be booming! We’ve got some other great shows to share with you this week as well. On Tuesday night, Talib Kweli, J.Pinder, Raz, and DJ Vega The Virgo are at the Crocodile, J. Pinder has a free in-store at Easy Street Records inQueen Anne,Read more...

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Celebrating Independence with... 4AD

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. In this profile, we lookRead more...

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more...

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Friday Music News

Following some festival appearances and a locomotive-powered tour with Skrillex and Diplo, Grimes will be embarking on her own tour with Myths and Elite Gymnastics. On the appropriately titled The Mythical Gymnastics Tour, she’ll spend most of September and October trekking through North America, including a stop at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on OctoberRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

In perhaps the most epic triple header since Florida’s Liturgy/Sleigh Bells/Diplo shows earlier this year, it has just been announced that Grimes, Diplo, and Skrillex will be touring across Canada on a train. They won’t be coming to Seattle at all, but if you don’t mind the drive, the Full Flex Express, as they callRead more...

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Friday Music News

Electro-pop artist Grimes has recently delved into jewelry design, courtesy of her collaboration with Montreal’s Morgan Black.  Unfortunately, the female body part depicted in said jewelry line cannot be appropriately discussed in any gentlemanly detail, so with that, check out the pictures here. Reading and Leeds Festivals, BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend, summer festivals in general: All thingsRead more...

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