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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017, Day 2: Karl Blau

Our second live performance of the day came from Mr. Karl Blau, long a fixture of the local music scene in Anacortes, WA, who has released upwards of 30 records since the early-90s. Playing tracks from a forthcoming record, as well as his interpretations of songs from the 60s and 70s presented on 2016’s Introducing Karl Blau, Karl Blau playedRead more…

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KEXP’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit Broadcast in Pioneer Square Begins Again!

The first day of the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit is over, but a second day of performances is just beginning. Tune in to hear KEXP’s coverage from the Little London Plane in Pioneer Square. For the next two days, KEXP will broadcast programming, as well as exclusive live performances, all from our second home inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Upstream Music Fest + Summit 5/11-13

It’s easy to take the Northwest’s thriving local music scene for granted. Each day it  feels like a new artist is popping up. From snarky indie rockers to enigmatic rappers and avant garde electronic artists, there’s always some incredible new act to be discovered. If you’re not keeping your ear to ground, you might be missing outRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 7/14-7/17

In what’s easily become a summer tradition for many KEXP listeners, the 4th Annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival kicks off tonight in beautiful Carnation, WA. It’s more than just a music festival: it’s a beautiful escape to Tolt-Macdonald Park with recreation tree climbing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the nearby Tolt River Beach, andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/27-5/30

From outside the windows of KEXP’s New Home, we can see them setting up: it’s almost time for the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival! This Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th through 30th, Seattle Center will transform itself into a multi-cultural arts and music extravaganza. This year’s focus is “The Power of the Human Voice through Song,”Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Karl Blau Benefit Show at Black Lodge + Victory Lounge 1/8

Last month, beloved local troubadour Karl Blau lost all of his instruments and recording gear in an accidental fire that destroyed the Anacortes Music Channel, an all-ages DIY art space, concert venue, recording studio, and online radio station that he established last year in Anacortes, Washington. Ever the community-minded optimist, Blau wrote on his FacebookRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Other Stuff at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

Yeah, yeah, sure — The Replacements, Wu-Tang, Elvis Costello… Everyone knows how amazing this year’s musical line-up is for the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, but, Bumbershoot has always been more than just the tunes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the art exhibits, lectures, and comedy shows you can check outRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Anacortes Unknown Music Series, Vol. III

A mere 90-minute drive north of Seattle lies the dreamy town of Anacortes, and if you haven’t visited yet, lemme tell ya, this is the weekend to do so! The third annual Anacortes Unknown Music Series, kicks off Friday, July 19th and runs through Sunday, July 21st. Unknown is a continuation of the long-running WhatRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Just a few shows this week. Why? Because it’s Christmas! Two nights of The Dusty 45s at Tractor Tavern on Friday and Saturday, and two nights with Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction at Neptune Theatre. For the list of shows for the week check below: Friday, December 28, 2012 The Dusty 45s, Redneck Girlfriend, Side Saddle, The Rainieros atRead more…

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