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Live Video: KEXP at Pickathon, Part 3

You know you’re in for something special when a band brings a full sized harp and pump organ into the woods for an acoustic performance. For the session we recorded with them at Pickathon, The Barr Brothers decided not to compromise and hauled all their gear into the “Bunny Glade,” one of the festival’s dedicatedRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2012 lineup announced!

The lineup was announced today for the 2012 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Headliners Jane’s Addiction, Tony Bennett, SKRILLEX, and M83 are joined by a wide range of artists including many KEXP favorites: The Helio Sequence, Blitzen Trapper, Passion Pit, M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan &Read more…

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Live Video: The Barr Brothers at SXSW

Earlier, we covered The Barr Brothers as they delivered an eye-opening set from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Store at SXSW 2012.  Based in Montreal, The Barr Brothers, consisting of members Andrew and Brad Barr (of The Slip), Sarah Page and Andres Vial, are a folk quartet known for their sometimes ambient, sometimes in-your-face blues numbers and unorthodox instrumentation, relying on oblique instruments like antiqueRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another busy schedule of shows this week. On Monday, Hot Snakes are at Neumos with The Bangs and Spider Fever, and Kelly Hogan is at the Triple Door with Puddles Pity Party. On Tuesday, there’s a free performance by The Lumineers at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, Rodrigo y Gabriela are at Paramount, Kathleen Edwards isRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP at SXSW, Part 1

After presenting 15 exclusive sessions at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW, we’re now back in Seattle furiously sorting through and editing the incredible amount of amazing footage to share with you. Here’s a first glimpse at these electrifying performances, featuring the rich textures of Montreal’s The Barr Brothers, the retro-rock of Minneapolis’Read more…

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Listen Now: KEXP @ SXSW from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, Day 1

If you didn’t get a chance to tune in to listen to Day 1 of KEXP’s live SXSW performances from Mellow Johnny‘s Bike Shop in Austin, you’re in luck. The sessions are now available for your streaming pleasure. We’re currently in the midst of an incredible second day of performances, so make sure to tuneRead more…

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SXSW 2012, Day 1: The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers first caught the attention of KEXP when they opened for Deer Tick at The Tractor Tavern last November. The performance was so incredible that we invited them to play an in-studio session the very next morning, which you can watch here. Originally from Montreal, The Barr Brothers released their self-titled debut albumRead more…

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Day 1 of KEXP @ SXSW is Nearly Underway from Mellow Johnny’s!

At 11:30 PM in Austin and 9:30 PM in Seattle, Minneapolis rockers Howler will kick off KEXP’s exclusive lineup of SXSW performances from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin. We will be bringing you three full days of performances, all broadcast live on 90.3 FM in Seattle and around the world at KEXP.org. And, ofRead more…

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Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012’s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more…

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Music News: Pickathon 2012 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Portland’s Pickathon Music Festival is now out! Headlining the festival will be Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Also featured at the festival will be rock and folk-rock acts like The Cave Singers, Handsome Furs, The Barr Brothers, The Mynabirds, Langhorne Slim, and Vieux Farka Touré. TheRead more…

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