Tag Archives: The Helio Sequence

KEXP Suggests: Ballard SeafoodFest 7/9 + 7/10

There’s a lot more to the Ballard SeafoodFest than just salmon! Founded in 1974 to celebrate the neighborhood’s Nordic roots and connection to the fishing industry, the event has since blossomed into a FREE two-day festival with arts and crafts, a beer garden, and an amazing musical line-up. (And, of course, still plenty of seafood!)Read more…

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KEXP is the New Black: A Jenji Kohan Birthday Video Roundup

If you’re one of those devouring the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, you’ve got this lady to thank: creator/writer/executive producer Jenji Leslie Kohan, who celebrates her 46th birthday today. And if you’re a KEXP listener who watches this show, you’ve surely recognized music from many KEXP artists woven into the sometimes horrifying,Read more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Evie

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Evie’s 2015 Top Ten Albums artist album labelRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Nate

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Nate’s 2015 Top Ten Albums rank artist albumRead more…

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KEXP Presents: R Day at the Old Rainier Brewery, 10/24

This weekend, “R” stands for “rock,” “roll,” and Rainier Beer! Join KEXP this Saturday, October 24th for “R Day,” a fundraiser for KEXP’s New Home. We’ll be celebrating in the Old Rainier Brewery with special musical guests, Beat Connection and The Helio Sequence. KEXP DJ Sharlese will be spinning between bands. For a special treat,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 19th: • DIIV, No Joy, Sunflower Bean at Neumos // All Ages (more info) • Home Slice, Diogenes, OCnotes, Grape God, Rob Castro at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info)

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 28th: • Oh Land, Panic is Perfect at The Crocodile // 21+ (more info)

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 6th: • Shellac, Shannon Wright at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Versing, The Beach Boy, Ice Hockey at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, July 7th: • Porcelain Raft, Katie Kate (solo) at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • Trans Am, Midday Veil, VHS at The Crocodile // All AgesRead more…

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Live Video: The Helio Sequence

When a band self-titles an album midway through their career, it’s usually for one of two reasons: they’ve either run out of ideas or they’ve taken a significantly new tact. For Portland duo The Helio Sequence, the reason is obvious. Rather than mull over songs in their usual slow-going and contemplative process, they took inspirationRead more…

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Out This Week 5/19

It’s an especially exciting week for new releases. Beloved Portland duo The Helio Sequence release their sixth self-titled album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “another impeccably crafted set of atmospheric pop-rock with shimmering guitars, ethereal synths, hazy vocals, soaring harmonies and sparkling song hooks.” Keep an eye out for 20-year-old Las VegasRead more…

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