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City Arts Fest 2011: Mad Rad and Katie Kate @ Neumos 10/20

Originally I’d planned to spend the opening night of the 2011 City Arts Festival at Chop Suey, but with various last-minute cancellations and lineup changes, I ended up only spending the early part of the evening there before heading to Neumos for Mad Rad and Katie Kate. Katie Kate’s music had been catching my earRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

This week begins with a veritable hurricane of news or non-news for fans of the long-defunct dance-rock group The Stone Roses. Rumors of a band reunion began circulating Friday, when a mass of press invitations were sent out for a “special announcement” at a London hotel later in the week. When contacted, a PR representativeRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Of course all the talk this week will be about the second annual Heineken City Arts Festival. This year, the three-day fest will take place October 20-22, featuring headlining acts Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built to Spill, Crystal Castles, and Ozomatli playing at various venues around town. Additional artists include  Shabazz Palaces, Campfire OK, The Fucking Eagles, Grand Hallway, The HelioRead more...

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Live Video: Bumbershoot Music Lounge, Sunday

Fans were singing the gospel of Pickwick during KEXP’s broadcast over Labor Day weekend during the Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival. Sunday was our second day live from the Music Lounge and all five bands that day were worthy of rejoicing. Local hip hop maniacs Mad Rad kicked it off by bringing everybody in attendanceRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2011, Sunday: Still More Bands, More Photos

The 2011 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival may be done now, but we’ve still got more to write about and more photos and videos to show you. For now, here’s a selection of yet more bands that played on Sunday this year. Keep an eye on the blog for more Bumbershoot coverage.  

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2011, Sunday: Mad Rad

It’s next to impossible to talk about Seattle hip-hop quartet Mad Rad without referencing their more notorious antics (the Seattle Weekly referenced them just last week), but regardless of their on or off-stage high jinks, Mad Rad gets people’s attention. Whether or not it’s an illusion of danger created by these seemingly sweet, crazy, hipRead 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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Out This Week 8/30

Live at KEXP Volume Seven, the latest in our annual series collecting live performances recorded exclusively for KEXP, hits stores today. On this disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances toRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week -- Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more...

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Live Video: The 9th Annual KEXP BBQ!

Part of this month’s Concerts at the Mural series, the KEXP BBQ has been a tradition running nine years at the station, first starting out literally as a barbecue in our parking lot and now a free event for over a thousand fans. This year the lineup included Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, School ofRead more...

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