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Forecastle Fest, Day Two: LCD Soundsystem, JD McPherson, Sturgill Simpson, Beach Slang, Lucy Dacus, Vince Staples

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Written by Morgen and Amie Schuler Day two of Forecastle Music Fest started the same way day one did: hot. That didn’t stop me from getting there as early as I could to start capturing the fantastic musicians they had scheduled. Lucy Dacus kicked it off with her sweet voice and low-key performance. That’s notRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/26

Two strong reissues came out this past Friday, one being the expanded 20th anniversary edition of Radiohead‘s 1997 album OK Computer, featuring three previously unreleased tracks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “while not classic Radiohead, they’re all fine examples of the band’s brooding prog-rock.” The other stand-out reissue this week comes from Prince. OnRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/26

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, June 26th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Vince Staples The Late Late Show withRead more…

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Friday Music News

Mere weeks before heading out on his Life Aquatic Tour (yes, inspired by the Wes Anderson film), west coast rapper Vince Staples shares the new single “BagBak.” Listen below. Frankly, I don’t remember any scenes with a bagbak, but you can definitely envision Bill Murray and his band of interns storming the Belafonte to theseRead more…

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Thursday Music News

All throughout the Midday Show on KEXP today, DJ Cheryl Waters has been sharing tracks from the forthcoming Cymbals Eat Guitars album, Pretty Years. Miss a few songs? Had to go into a meeting? You can stream the entire album here, via NPR Music. The band will be crashing through (argh, puns! I can’t helpRead more…

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Album Review: Vince Staples – Prima Donna

While he’s been building steam for quite some time now, California rapper Vince Staples hit most people’s radar hard with last year’s excellent double LP studio debut, Summertime ’06. Here, Vince showcased far more than bloodthirsty hooks and ravaging technique – he also displayed a keen awareness of the world around him, all starting fromRead more…

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Outside Lands Music Festival 2016, Day 2

Everyone says that Outside Lands is cold. Well, it turns out that everyone is right. Today temperatures peaked at 56 degrees, a difficult temperature to adjust to in early August. But Saturday’s crowd was out earlier and in fuller force than the previous day. The merch booth did a steady business selling festival blankets, whichRead more…

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Album Review: Clams Casino – 32 Levels

There are few producers on the scene today with as much silent sway as Clams Casino. Over the last six years especially, the New Jersey beat-maker has completely changed the approach to emotion and empathy in beat-making. Artists like A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Vince Staples have been able to thrive thanks to his uniqueRead more…

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Windsquatch 2016

The sun was beating down on the Gorge and the wind was sweeping dangerously through the canyon- but walking into the Sasquatch! Music Festival this year was magical to say the very least. It was apparent that things were going to get crazy with this year’s genre spanning lineup – including everybody from The Cure to FourRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Vince Staples

Only two songs into the Long Beach rapper’s performance and it was clear that the first big crowd of Sasquatch 2016 belonged to Vince Staples‘ ferocious sunset slot, Dressed in his usual onstage uniform of black pants and a white “Street Justice: Have A Taste”, Staples breathlessly ran through cuts from his instant-classic debut SummertimeRead more…

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