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Live Review: Project Pabst 2016 Day 1: Duran Duran, Ice Cube, STRFKR, Andrew W.K., Kyle Craft, and more

The MusicfestNW / Project Pabst teamup makes plenty of sense on paper – one had a great location on the Portland Waterfront last year, and one had a truly unique, interesting lineup – and at the end of day one of the newly-combined fests, it turns out it works in practice too. Despite being soldRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: STRFKR, VHS, The Cave Singers

There are, without any doubts, few live acts that measure up to the ecstatic energy, out-of-this-world playfulness, and endless fun that is experienced at a STRFKR show. They’ve got it down to a science and hopefully we’ll see more of their mastered craft after they reminded us tonight that they’re working on a new record. If you’veRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: Final Lineup Announce

Back in February, Capitol Hill Block Party teased its 2016 lineup with 25 great artists. Today, they released the full roster, featuring over 50 bands, adding such terrific acts as Washed Out, Woods, Emancipator, Laura Gibson, Pillar Point, DoNormaal, Prism Tats and many others. Being that it’s the festivals 20th anniversary (can you believe it?),Read more…

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Music That Matters: The Shining Path

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. 505 – The Shining Path Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Song of the Day: STRFKR – Never Ever

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. Every Friday, we feature a song by a Pacific Northwestern artist. Today’s song, featured onRead more…

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Live Video: STRFKR

Portland synth pop legends STRFKR are no strangers to KEXP, but they came through the studio once again after returning stateside from a quick jaunt over to Japan and played a quick set that included cuts spanning their whole career. Their sound has often been difficult to define: at times straight-ahead pop, at times a poundingRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: Initial Lineup Announced!

Summer’s gonna be steamy! The initial lineup for this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party was announced this morning, and it’s hot! On Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, celebrates the festival’s 20th anniversary! Says Jason Lajeunesse, Capitol Hill Block Party’s owner and producer: “Reaching a 20 yearRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Summer Meltdown Festival 8/7-8/10

Now in its 14th year, the Summer Meltdown Music Festival in Darrington, WA is always a great time, and 2014 is an especially good year to make the 90-minute trip up north for it. Back in March, a mudslide in nearby Oso killed 43 people. The Stillaguamish Valley area is still working towards economic recovery,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, July 29th • The Donkeys, Ephrata, Keaton Collective at Sunset Tavern // 21+ (more info) Wednesday, July 30th • Out to Lunch Concert Series Presents Michael Powers at Metropolitan Park North Tower // All Ages (more info)

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Announcing the 2014 Summer Meltdown Lineup

One thing’s for sure about the Pacific Northwest — we love our outdoor music festivals! And this morning, the line-up was announced for the 14th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival, held at the beautiful Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington, Washington, just 90 minutes northeast of Seattle. From August 7th through the 10th, campout by the riverRead more…

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