Tag Archives: Ra Ra Riot

Live Around Town This Week

What a great week for shows, including a first look at the 2013 Sasquatch! lineup with a Launch Party & festival announcement on Monday night at Neptune Theatre with Built to Spill, Cody ChesnuTT and a surprise guest! If that wasn’t enough excitement, Ben Folds Five and Nataly Dawn are at Showbox at the Market. On TuesdayRead more…

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Song of the Day: Cayucas – Cayucos

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection comes from California band Cayucas. “Cayucos” hails from their 7″ single “Cayucos”/”Swimsuit”, out nowRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

After the departure of cellist Ali Lawn earlier this year, Ra Ra Riot continued onward and have now announced the release of their third record, Beta Love. Their first record without Lawn, Beta Love (out January 22 through Barsuk) will be supported with a tour that runs across both coasts that runs from January toRead more…

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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again — for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The big story this week, of course, is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which runs Friday through Sunday and takes over a big chunk of the neighborhood. TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, The Head And The Heart, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Ra Ra Riot, and Les Savy Fav are someRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 24 OLD 97’S with Langhorne Slim @ Showbox at the Market Most of us are familiar with the Old 97’s (if you’re not, here’s a review of their most recent stop by the Showbox last June). Rhett Miller and Co. bring it every single night, never leave anyone disappointed, and are just aRead more…

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Monday Morning News Fix

We’re sad to report the passing of Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, who, according to the Throbbing Gristle website, “passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 24th November 2010 at his home in Bankok.” A founding member of the controversial and groundbreaking Throbbing Gristle, notably the first ever “industrial” band, Sleazy was also a successful artistRead more…

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Live Video: Ra Ra Riot @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

It’s hard to believe the upstate NY band Ra Ra Riot are only on their second album. Not only have songs like “Can You Tell” and “Dying Is Fine” have been featured regularly on KEXP for the past few years, but the five-member band sound like they’re old pros on their 2010 Barsuk release, TheRead more…

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Bumbershoot Photos from Sunday 9/5/10

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Wowzers, there were a lot of bands at Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center on day two. We have some great images here from a little Courtney Love to a lot of Weezer. So many bands we just don’t have the time to explain them all! (You should know all these great performersRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge videos: Monday

From the final day of our broadcast from the Music Lounge during the 40th anniversary of the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival — check out the melodic orchestral pop of Ra Ra Riot, the stripped down and soulful sound of The Moondoggies, the seductive and tantalizing rhythms of Bomba Estéreo, and the high-energy punch ofRead more…

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