Tag Archives: The Helio Sequence

Out This Week 9/11

It’s a mind-blowing list of new releases on perhaps the biggest release date of the year, so let’s get started. You’re going to need all the time you can get to pick these up. First up, the long-awaited second album by The xx is potentially KEXP listeners’ album of the year. While it’s but oneRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 2: The Helio Sequence

With time, Portland’s The Helio Sequence have only gotten better. In the earlier days of their 16 year career, their balance of complicated drum and electronic textures and strong vocal and guitar lines made for a danceable but complex experience. But with Keep Your Eyes Ahead and the forthcoming Negotiations, due out September 11 viaRead more...

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Listen to KEXP from Bumbershoot Music Lounge

This weekend, KEXP returns to the Bumbershoot Music Lounge returns for a glorious seventh year bringing intimate performances from some of Bumbershoot’s biggest names and broadcasting them live. This year’s lineup features an incredibly diverse and talented group of artists, from electro-pop sensations Passion Pit to the legendary indie rockers Low to the Ethiopian funkRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Helio Sequence - October

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. Every Friday, we present a song by a Northwest artist. Today’s selection, featured on the MiddayRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Purity Ring have released a new video for their outstanding single “Fineshrine” from their debut album Shrines, coming out July 24 on Last Gang Records. The video, which documents what appears to be a statued and sickly pair of lovers features plenty of special effects and high-definition dramatic scenes of death and rebirth. Check outRead 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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Music That Matters Podcast: Sasquatch! Roadtrip 2012

All packed for Sasquatch! Music Festival this weekend? There’s one thing you don’t want to forget: road music! No matter where you’re coming from, the Gorge is a haul and you’re going to want the best music to pass the time. KEXP has you covered: Midday Show host Cheryl Waters has once again curated aRead 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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City Arts Fest 2011: The Helio Sequence @ Pacific Science Center Laser Dome 10/21

On Friday October 21, the Helio Sequence played the 2011 City Arts Festival in one of the more unusual venues, the Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome. They played a mix of new songs from their next album-in-progress, songs from their last album, 2008′s Keep Your Eyes Ahead, and even older ones.

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Live Review: The Walkmen with The Helio Sequence @ Showbox at the Market 9/8

I had never seen The Walkmen live before, nor had I known anyone who had seen them live, and yet I was more confident that I was going to be thoroughly entertained Wednesday night than I would have been for just about anything. I’ve always liked and respected The Walkmen - I’d known they hadRead more...

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