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Sasquatch! Sunday!

Sunday began as another beautiful day at the Gorge with young Chicago rockers Smith Westerns, followed by a sunny set by The Drums to get the crowd dancing early before Fitz & the Tantrums blew the roof off. And that was just the first three acts on the main stage. Cotton Jones, Typhoon, Other Lives,Read more...

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Sasquatch! is coming!

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Northwest plays host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Columbia River Gorge in George, Washington. Founded by Adam Zacks, the festival has been bringing concertgoers a blend of big-name headliners and unsung all-star undercards since 2002. 2011 marks the festival’s 10th year, and the first ever expanded four-day lineup.Read more...

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Monday News Roundup

Bon Iver‘s highly anticipated follow-up to 2007′s acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago is finally coming out via Jagjaguwar on June 21, and now it seems that the band is taking to the stage in support of the self-titled record. A short string of US tour dates have been announced, though sadly, it seems there areRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Some concerning news starts off this week’s roundup as Jenny Conlee, the lovely Decemberists’ mulit-instrumentalist, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, the cancer was caught early and the “prognosis is very very good for a full recovery.” As per Jenny’s request, no tour dates will be canceled, but the band will certainly be playingRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Pixies are the latest to cancel shows in Israel. A couple of weeks ago, Elvis Costello canceled his shows there, citing Israel’s poor treatment of the Palestinians. Now, the raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla has prompted Black Francis and company to call off would would be their first ever concert in Tel Aviv. TwoRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

LCD Soundsystem are streaming their entire new album over at their website. This choice may or may not have been influenced by leaks of a bunch of tracks from This Is Happening, the highly anticipated third album from the band. It’s being released May 18th on DFA/Virgin Records. They’ll be playing Sasquatch May 30th andRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

That right there is a new music video for The Monsters of Folk‘s song, “Dear God,” which was just released. You won’t see the monsters themselves, though. Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis let director and Michel Gondry protege Lauri Faggioni do her thing instead.

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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that songwriter/frontman Alex Chilton, of Big Star and other bands, passed away yesterday in New Orleans at the age of 59. He began his career when he was just 16 years old as the lead singer of the Box Tops. They had a No. 1 hit with “The Letter” inRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ‘cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

Wha?!?!? Apparently Amazon has a page up for a forthcoming new Animal Collective album! It’s set for release December 8th on Domino Records. Just in time for them to take numbers one and two on year-end top 10 lists. And speaking of “forthcoming,” both Thom Yorke and his band Radiohead should have new albums outRead more...

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