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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Run The Jewels, Anderson .Paak, & Radiation City

The instrumentation in Radiation City tends to add up to more than the sum of its parts, so if the droves of passersby drawn towards the Fisher Green stage early in the Bumbershoot afternoon weren’t sure of the cause for their attraction, that might’ve been why. Instead of screaming guitar solos, convulsing vocalists, and overRead more…

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Music that Matters: Bumbershoot 2016 Pacific Northwestern Showcase

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music that Matters, Vol. 528 – Bumbershoot 2016 Pacific Northwestern Showcase In an episode ofRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural with The Mynabirds, Radiation City, Crater

Seattle, you never cease to amaze us with your passion for music, and we love you for it! Despite rare high temperatures in the mid-90s, over a thousand of you came out last Friday for the latest edition of Concerts at the Mural. And, a little heat was so worth it with the great billRead more…

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This Friday: Concerts at the Mural w/ Crater, Radiation City, The Mynabirds

Tomorrow night, KEXP and Seattle Center bring more amazing music to the Mural Amphitheater lawn with Concerts at the Mural! These shows are always FREE and all ages, with a beer garden for those of you 21 and older. (Please note: the bar is cash only!) Gates open at 5:00 PM, so don’t dilly dally!Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 8th: Wolf Parade at the Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) La Luz, Great Spiders, Mommy Long Legs at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info) Ezra Furman and His Boyfiends, Scarves, Hello, I’m Sorry at The Sunset // 21+ (more info)

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Live Video: Radiation City

Portland band Radiation City have come a long way since their cassette-exclusive underground releases, tapes that quickly earned praise for their vintage stylings, pleasant dream-pop explosions over 60’s harmonies and sways, synth parts that sound like what people thought 1984 would sound like before 1984. Some of these elements have remained, and even on their recently releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Radiation City – Juicy

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Juicy” by Radiation CityRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho 3/23-3/27

Now in its fifth year, the Treefort Music Fest brings its biggest line-up yet to Boise, Idaho. Over the next five days, over 400 bands will take the stage across multiple venues in downtown Boise, including Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/Read more…

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In Stores Now 2/15

KEXP premiered an album stream of the latest from Portland band Radiation City last week, and it’s now in stores. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes their latest, “features a more synth-driven sound for their eclectic dream-pop, combining bright synths and glittering guitars with funk-inflected rhythms, ethereal vocals and sparkling pop hooks.” Longtime KEXP favesRead more…

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Album Preview: Radiation City – Synesthetica

Things haven’t always been sunny for Radiation City. The Portland band may not have been able to illuminate our days with another album had founding couple Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison not set aside their differences to reignite their songwriting process. Their third LP, Synesthetica (out this Friday on Polyvinyl Records), is a fresh takeRead more…

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