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Barsuk 15, Day 4: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Ben Gibbard, Rocky Votolato, & Laura Gibson

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more…

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Live Video: Little Big Show #4

photo by Dave Lichterman

Last month, KEXP, STG and Starbucks hosted the fourth Little Big Show at the Neptune Theatre and raised over $13,000 for 826 Seattle, Seattle’s first dedicated center to helping young people improve their written communication skills through free tutoring, mentoring, and writing. The sold-out show featured two folk acts with ties to the Pacific Northwest:Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It may have turned for the worse outside, but there’s still plenty to see inside. City Arts Fest dominates most of the schedule with an amazing week of music ahead in almost every venue in town. It’s a busy week with a ton of great choices for everyone. On Monday night Beth Orton sets theRead more…

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KEXP at Pickathon, Part 1

I’m just going to say it outright: Pickathon is incredible. The scenic location on the hillside of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just a quick commute from Portland, and facing Mt. Hood; the tasty and more than reasonably priced food; the free and plentiful water; the like-minded local purveyors and peddlers; the environmentally friendlyRead more…

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Pickathon 2012 Schedule Released!

Pickathon 2012 is only a little over a month away, but you can start planning your weekend right now! The schedule for the Portland, Oregon event was released this morning, and alongside the set times for all of its great acts, they’ve announced a slew of previously unannounced non-musical activities to make this year’s PickathonRead more…

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Live Video: Laura Gibson

Rising out of the crowded Portland music scene is no small feat, but reed-voiced songstress Laura Gibson has emerged to make waves in the fast-growing folk revival. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Gibson fills her songs with subtlety. Whether it’s the soft pedal steel that creeps through “Skin, Warming Skin” or the soft-but-imperativeRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s the 2012 Summer Fundraising Drive, the Seventh Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge, and it’s Noise For The Needy 2012 week, so suffice to say this is the time to give. What a great excuse (as if you needed one) to get out and enjoy some local music with friends! Noise for the Needy is taking place between June 1st – 10thRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We finally say goodbye to January, and wave hello to February. This week starts off slowly with a highly anticipated show at the Crocodile with the very talented Alabama Shakes and guests Quiet Life. If you can’t get into that one, check out The Family Crest, who wrap up a month-long residency in Seattle, with Valley Fair,Read more…

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Out This Week 1/24

If 2012 is really the apocalypse, we’ll at least be serenaded by lots of great music as our world goes up in flames. Yes, it’s another great week of new releases filled with KEXP favorites, new and old. In fact, we’ve long been fans of Nada Surf, who return with their sixth album this week,Read more…

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Preview: PDX Pop Now! Festival 2009 July 24-26th

If you’re a KEXP listener residing in Portland, or you find yourself less Block Party-inclined this weekend, don’t miss the sixth annual PDX Pop Now! Festival going down Friday through Sunday at The Rotture. The three-day event is a celebratory showcase of Stumptown’s vibrant and DIY-spirited music scene, with over 40 Portland-area bands playing hour-long,Read more…

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