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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 3

Just like that, another year of Bumbershoot festivities has come to a close. Quite similar to Saturday and Sunday, Monday was packed to the gills with a nearly endless list of acts worth your time and attention. We braved the impossible for the third day in a row and tried to catch them all. FindRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: The Joy Formidable

As Americans we are no longer surprised by European artists who bring their amazing music to our humble shores. The Joy FormidableĀ is another among the ever-growing list of impressive British talent that has taken the US by storm. In 2007, childhood best friends Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd left their previous band Sidecar Kisses,Read more…

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MFNW 2013 Lineup Announced!

Seattle has no shortage of summertime music festivals and events, so why does KEXP travels= down to Portland, OR, to broadcast during MusicfestNW each year? One reason is the comfortable, neighborhood-like atmosphere of the festival itself. The other is the stellar lineup that just keeps getting better and better. Today, MFNW announced its 2013 lineup,Read more…

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Bumbershoot Announces 2013 Music Lineup!

Tonight, during the Prom Night with Allen Stone: The Official Bumbershoot 2013 Music Lineup Announcement at The Crocodile — you guessed it — the music acts of the Seattle summer festival were revealed. One of the most exciting acts? Local heroes Death Cab for Cutie performing Transatlanticism in its entirety. Other mainstage performers include MGMT,Read more…

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Live Video: The Joy Formidable

Fans of The Joy Formidable are used to seeing guitarist and vocalist Ritzy Bryan thrashing about wild-eyed on stage, practically destroying her guitar, her amps and the audience’s ears. She and bassist/vocalist Rhydian Dafydd and percussionist Matthew James Thomas always seem to keep it together, though, even on the verge of chaos. That’s their gift,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With hardcore Northwesterner’s now back from a cold but successful weekend at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, we have a whole week of great new shows to warm you back in Seattle. On Monday night, we welcome Iris DeMentĀ at The Triple Door, and then on Tuesday we have an exciting night out with Duff McKagan’sRead more…

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Album Review: The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law

Since breaking out of their native Wales in late 2010, The Joy Formidable have straddled a line that few bands in a post-Internet world have been able to. They’re not quite artsy enough to be fully embraced by the Pitchfork crowd, and they don’t have the commercial-baiting hooks that both television and modern rock formatRead more…

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Out This Week 1/22

Finally! With all of these great new releases, 2013 is coming on with a roar. Well, maybe not The Big Roar this time, but rather Wolf’s Law, the new and much anticipated second album from The Joy Formidable. Fans wondering how the Welsh trio could possibly follow up their hard hitting debut after such aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Welsh trio The Joy Formidable have released a new video preview/cinematic experience for their upcoming album Wolf’s Law due out early 2013. The video, which involves plenty of high-contrast black and white Tree of Life style shots of different things happening (including bears fighting, a person being born, a volcano, and some surgery) in anRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 4

Gold Leaves opened up the Yeti stage on Monday, the final day of the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival, with a strong set.

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