Tag Archives: STRFKR

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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Live Around Town This Week

It’s the Spring Fundraising Drive on KEXP all this week. What a great way to be a part of the celebration of amazing listener powered music and make a donation to power the music that you love. (Make a donation at: 206-903-5397) Right after you do that, there are plenty of good shows to pickRead 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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Song of the Day: Blackbird Blackbird – All

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, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is by San Francisco electronic shoegazeRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 1

Allen Stone and his band were the first act on the mainstage Friday night, and without a doubt, they opened up Sasquatch! with a bang. Stone’s set was 45 minutes of pure energy. He played all of the crowd favorites, including “Sleep”, “Satisfaction”, “Unaware”, and his wonderful version of Bob Marley’s classic “Is This Love”.Read more…

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Sasquatch! has arrived!

For those of us out here at the Gorge, Memorial Weekend has started. Camping grounds are packed full of tents and cars are blowing their speakers on pump up tunes. Waiting in massive lines exchanging tickets for wristbands, we got to meet new friends and share our love for the bands we are excited toRead 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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Out This Week 3/8

Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls Parts & Labor‘s new album, Constant Future, “an excellent set of anthemic noise-pop that rivals their previous 2007 high point, Mapmakers.” Of course, let’s not forget 2008’s KEXP favorite “Nowheres Nigh,” still a staple in DJs’ playlists — the Brookyn trio’s fifth album is full of similar noisy yetRead more…

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