Tag Archives: The Joy Formidable

KEXP Video Roundup: Bumbershoot Music Lounge Memories

Back in the day, before KEXP was on the Seattle Center campus, we would hold annual “secret” intimate performances from the Charlotte Martin Theatre during the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Nowadays, we have a spacious Gathering Space where pass holders can come see artists like Moon Duo, Crater, and The Maldives, and a luckyRead more…

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Live Video: The Joy Formidable

Originally hailing from North Wales and now based in London, The Joy Formidable is a powerhouse dream rock trio. The live show-dominating, wild-eyed outfit recently released their third studio album, Hitch, once again demonstrating their emotional shoegaze and melody-driving arena pop. However, to mix things up a bit and to preview their set at Capitol Hill BlockRead more…

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KEXP DJs Sound Off: Capitol Hill Block Party Picks

Music lovers across the Northwest are pretty pumped for this weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, and you’d be hard pressed to find a bigger bunch of music nerds than the KEXP DJs. (We mean that as a compliment!) So, who are your on-air hosts excited to see at the festival? Find out below! John Richards:Read 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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Live Review: The Joy Formidable with Everything Everything at Neumos 4/2/16

If everything else in the world seems to be going crazy at the moment, take solace knowing that The Joy Formidable still shamelessly tour with a gong. The Welsh trio’s stage presence has always been one that’s far larger than whatever venue they’re playing in – inside or outside – and the gong that sits behindRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 28th: • SOLD OUT Iggy Pop at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Sidekicks, Pinegrove at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • White Denim, Sam Cohen at Neumos //Read 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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Tuesday Music News

The Joy Formidable have shared new details about their highly-anticipated album, Hitch. The LP, which is the band’s first full-length since 2013’s Wolf Law, will drop on March 25. Today they’ve shared the first single “The Last Thing On My Mind” and it’s video. Frontwoman Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan described the track and visual: “It’s aRead more…

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Fish in the Percolator: A Birthday Video Roundup for David Lynch

The owls may not be what they seem, but neither does David Lynch. As a director, writer, musician, actor, artist, even furniture designer, he truly does it all. It’s no surprise that his surrealistic influence extends to the music world, so on today, his 69th birthday, KEXP pays tribute to Lynch with a roundup ofRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, March 18th • Shabazz Palaces, Erik Blood, Ricky & Mark at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Leslie Wood, Feral Children, Local Strangers at A Night of Prosperity: Benefit for Whole Planet Foundation (6:00 PM) at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • Nils Frahm, Douglas Dare at Triple Door // All Ages (moreRead more…

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