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Live Around Town This Week

Hello and welcome to another week of great live music! Monday kicks off with Scream Queen, Warm Soda, Fuzzy Cloaks, and Fury Things at Chop Suey and Hollow Earth Radio will host Neighbors, Boys, Pony Time, and So Pitted. On Tuesday (and Wednesday), Vieux Farka Toure will fill Jazz Alley with joyous, guitar-centric melodies. AlsoRead more...

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Music News: Pickathon 2012 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Portland’s Pickathon Music Festival is now out! Headlining the festival will be Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Also featured at the festival will be rock and folk-rock acts like The Cave Singers, Handsome Furs, The Barr Brothers, The Mynabirds, Langhorne Slim, and Vieux Farka Touré. TheRead more...

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In the Studio: KEXP Photos from August

Month after month we have great bands, brilliant singer-songwriters, international acts and cutting edge indie acts into our studio to perform some live music for broadcast and on-demand listening. In August we had some world class performances pile out of their vans and into our intimate studio. This is a collection of select images fromRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 9th BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY & THE CAIRO GANG with Sir Richard Bishop @ Showbox at the Market Kentucky-born musician Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie “Prince” Billy has been playing and recording his solemn, lyrical folk for close to two decades. While 1999′s I See A Darkness is considered by many to be his magnumRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2009 photos

Several KEXP photographers roamed of the grounds of the Bumbershoot 2009 Music and Arts Festival, capturing the energy of the live performances, the sometimes bizarre spectacle of the artists and fans, and the enthusiastic spirit that makes Bumbershoot one of the greatest festivals in the country. Here’s one perspective, through the eyes photographer Jim Bennett:Read more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Vieux Farka Touré

photos by Dave Lichterman intro by Christy Thacker Thank God for teenage rebellion; otherwise we wouldn’t have musical prodigy Vieux Farka Touré. His famous Malian guitarist father, Ali Farka Touré thought the music world was too harsh for his son, but Vieux wouldn’t listen. He found a mentor in Toumani Diabate “the world’s greatest playerRead more...

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Bumbershoot Preview: The Music Lounge presented by KEXP

by Chris Estey Maybe it’s how the bands bond intimately with who they know are big fans. (Last year, Two Gallants put on one of the best performances of the festival there.) Maybe it’s the excellent sound (hey, Kevin Suggs!) in the tucked-away special venue. Perhaps it’s the posh, comfortable seats in a cool settingRead more...

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