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Video Roundup: Pickathon 2014

This Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd marks the 16th Annual Pickathon Music Festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, and every year, the festival continues to live up to its city’s name! The festival features a line-up of over fifty joy-inducing bands — including The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Valerie June, Foxygen,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Bands and a Bonfire Under a Big Sky 6/28

If you loved seeing live music at Hilliard’s Beer Taproom during KEXP’s last Hood-to-Hood broadcast, then you’ll love this great bill happening on Saturday, June 28th. JanSport bring their fifth annual Bonfire Sessions back to Seattle with an excellent bill of Northwest music including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, La Luz, and Craft Spells. Enjoy the music,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Too stuffed from holiday treats to get up and change the record? Why not put on this 22-minute-long new track from Portland psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra! Grandma will love it! [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

David Bowie has decided to spread the love a few months early this year. He’s released the music video for the track “Valentine’s Day” off of his recent album, The Next Day. The video doesn’t try to overwhelm you with visuals, there’s just Bowie and his guitar. The simplicity really allows you to notice justRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Following in the wake of their reunion-EP-of-sorts Songs for Slim, which benefited guitarist Slim Dunlap’s recovery from a stroke, The Replacements have announced they will be performing together again as The Replacements for the first time since 1991’s infamous “It Ain’t Over ‘Til The Fat Roadie Plays” show. The band will perform at Riot FestRead more…

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Live Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra at SXSW

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a bit of a conundrum, at least when it comes to classifying them. Not really a “band,” UMO is really the project of Ruban Nielson, who wrote and recorded songs in his bedroom and even posted the insanely catchy “Ffunny Ffrends” first online anonymously. Not really a local group, Nielson isRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Humming computer drawn lines mimic the synth and steady vocals in Liars‘ video for “The Exact Color of Doubt” off their 2012 album WIXIW. 3-d faces appear distorted and shimmering, floating in a black background throughout the song, while the lyrics confess “I’ll always be your friend” – it’s a beautiful video for a songRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With SXSW just winding down and the hometown folk all but headed home, we’re ready for more concerts and a new festival in Boise Idaho. It’s the inaugural year of the Treefort Music Fest which runs from Thursday March 21 – Sunday March 24; featuring music from National, Local, and Regional acts. Some great bandsRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day One: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Over the past few years, we’ve heard an R&B and soul music revival bubbling up from within everything from electronic to rock – and on the psychedelic end of that revival comes Unknown Mortal Orchestra. First grabbing attention in 2010 with an anonymously posted track “Ffunny Ffrends” as the project of New Zealand native RubanRead more…

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Out This Week 2/5

Damn, 2013, you are looking good! You just keep hitting us week after week with one killer list of new releases after another. This week, there’s no way we’re not going to run out to pick up the latest from long-time KEXP favorite Frightened Rabbit. As if there was any doubt that this would landRead more…

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