Tag Archives: Wye Oak

Live Review: Dirty Projectors with Wye Oak @ Showbox at the Market 7/23

From the very first moment they were mentioned in the blogosphere, there has always been plenty of talk about the complexity, technicality, and thematically-singular vision of the music of Dirty Projectors. Critics and journalists (myself included) have written thousands of words breaking down bandleader Dave Longstreth’s meticulously crafted, nearly-unclassifiable songs, but comparatively little has beenRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We hope you’ve got a little bit of energy left from the Block Party weekend to enjoy some great shows this week.  On Monday, there’s a highly anticipated show at the Showbox with two amazing bands: Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak. On Wednesday, Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, Big Sant, and Tito Lopez shake things up at Neumos,Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak at Showbox at the Market on 7/23

Some bands are well known for their improvisation-heavy live performances, but it’s unlikely that Dirty Projectors will ever be one of those bands. Bandleader Dave Longstreth has made a name for himself as a notoriously rigid band leader, but while his records are expertly and meticulously crafted, his focus truly pays off during the band’sRead more...

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Monday Music News

The Dirty Projectors -- sans vocalist Angel Deradoorian (pictured above), who is on hiatus -- have just announced a huge summer tour with openers Wye Oak and Purity Ring to follow suit.  A full track list, as well as tour dates and presale information, can be found here. Feist and Mastodon’s upcoming collaborative effort, Feistodon,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Did everyone survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping last week? We certainly hope so because there’s plenty to do this week as we head into even more holidays in the busy December holiday schedule. We appropriately kick off Cyber Monday at Chop Suey with a fantastic electronic duo you need to check out: Africa Hitech. OnRead more...

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Song of the Day: Caveman - Thankful

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on The MorningRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  Another great week for music in the Northwest. The week starts off strong with great shows from Wye Oak, Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines, and then much harder bands later in the week at Neumo’s as part of the Seattle Tattoo Expo. On Friday, come down to the Seattle Center for Concerts at theRead more...

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Tuesday News Catchup

We here at KEXP hope that our listeners had a fun but safe Fourth of July -- the fewer limbs blown off, the better in our book. Now that everything’s mostly back to normal, here’s a look into what music news you may have missed while lighting fuses and running in the opposite direction. WonderingRead more...

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Sasquatch! is coming!

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Northwest plays host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Columbia River Gorge in George, Washington. Founded by Adam Zacks, the festival has been bringing concertgoers a blend of big-name headliners and unsung all-star undercards since 2002. 2011 marks the festival’s 10th year, and the first ever expanded four-day lineup.Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

All right, it was one of those weekends, so this week’s edition of “Live Around Town...” will take the form of a media overload, comprised solely of pictures, videos, MP3s, album reviews by KEXP Music Director Don Yates, and absolutely nothing that required any kind of original thought from myself. Enjoy: Monday, March 28 WYERead more...

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