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Music That Matters Podcast: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3

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. 413 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3 KEXP’s Resident RunnerRead more…

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Live Review: STRFKR w/ Blackbird Blackbird @ Neptune Theater 2/26/13

Portland synth rock group STRFKR have pretty much always put on a great show. But Tuesday night’s tour opener in support of new record Miracle Mile was an especially raucous occasion. As Tuesday was release day for the record, the band was a tad light on the Miracle Mile material, but with a back catalogueRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: STRFKR w/ Blackbird Blackbird @ Neptune 2/26/2013

This Tuesday, Portland synth pop band STRFKR kick off their tour in support of new record Miracle Mile at the Neptune with San Francisco electronic shoegaze artist Blackbird Blackbird. The bill is solid. STRFKR are back stronger than ever on Miracle Mile building off of the perfected pop textures we saw on Reptilians and progressingRead more…

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Song of the Day: STRFKR – While I’m Alive

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 song comes from Portland psych-rock electro pop all-around good time STRFKR. “While I’m Alive” leadsRead more…

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Lineup Update

While some festivals choose to drop their entire lineup at once, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest is taking a different route. After releasing a video revealing Atlas Sound, Baroness, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Starfucker as parts of the lineup, a new video has been released announcing Rakim, Lagwagon, and Seattle’s The Head and TheRead more…

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MFNW announces 2012 lineup

Today, Willamette Week announced the lineup for Portland’s premier music festival, MusicfestNW 2012. Celebrating its twelfth year, and featuring one if its best lineups ever, MFNW will own all of the Northwest from September 5th through 9th, as over 150 bands perform at 16 clubs around town. This year’s headliners include Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit,Read more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2011, Saturday: STRFKR

Portland-based dance-pop outfit Starfucker recently signed to Polyvinyl Records to release their most recent LP, Reptilians, earlier this year. On the label website, their music is described as “dance party meets Roxy Music,” a description I have to commend for its accuracy. Put into layman’s terms, this amounts to “insanely catchy.” Reptilians is an albumRead 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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Live Review: Starfucker @ The Vera Project 4/23

Portland’s Starfucker have been touring constantly since South By Southwest in support of their sophomore album Reptilians, a danceable synthpop meditation on death and the afterlife. Despite being thematically grim, Reptilians is one of the better releases this year, combining pulse-pounding synth riffs with murmured vocals and plucked guitars, and it translates well in aRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, April 19 MASERATI with Sleepy Eyes of Death @ Sunset Tavern Maserati – We’ve Got The System To Fight The System (9:00 pm, $10, 21+)

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