Tag Archives: Yo La Tengo

Pickathon 2016: Saturday

Friday evening brought plenty of good sleep. For those at Pickathon who were sung to sweet dreams by Yo La Tengo’s intimate stripped down set the night before, or for those who danced themselves to exhaustion at Ty Segall, a few hours of rest were well appreciated. After all, there is very little on SaturdayRead more…

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Pickathon 2016: Friday

You won’t believe the golden light you wake up to crawling out of your tent at Pickathon. The tree-lined hills of the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon make you feel like you are in an other-worldly paradise. Taking a light walk around the Back 40 to enjoy the surroundings, among the sleepy collection ofRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 1st: Flogging Molly, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Chuck Ragan at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, August 2nd: KEXP Presents Hurray For The Riff Raff, Promised Land Sound at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) KEXP Presents Uptown CounterCulture Night Out at Counterbalance Park // All Ages (moreRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Pickathon 2016

Every year, it seems like the number of music festival in the great Pacific Northwest grows. While it’s easy to get cynical about the overlap and general spectator approach to the music, there are diamonds in the rough. Of these, Pickathon, located on the beautiful Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, may be the mostRead more…

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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last weekend, Disclosure headlined their Wild Life music festival in Brighton, UK. During their performance they premiered a new song called “Boss.” You can get a pretty good feel for the song thanks to some fan footage. Hopefully a studio version will be out soon. [Pitchfork]

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Yo La Tengo

While gale winds canceled some early main stage shows, a different force of nature was met with far warmer reception on the Bigfoot stage. Yo La Tengo is certainly a force of nature in the indie music scene and a walk back through their discography is a long one, as the group have consistently releasedRead more…

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Boys Don’t Cry: KEXP’s Robert Smith Birthday Video Roundup

10:15 on a Thursday morning, and today happens to be the birthday of Robert Smith, godfather of goth (even though he hates that term) and legendary frontman of The Cure. It’s hard to believe, but The Cure will be here Memorial Day weekend, headlining the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Throughout his forty year music career,Read more…

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Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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Pickathon 2016 Lineup Announced

This morning, Pickathon announced its 2016 lineup, and it’s a doozy! Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy headlines along with Yo La Tengo, Beach House, and Ty Segall & The Muggers, plus so many other KEXP favorites – like Black Mountain, Thee Oh Sees, Dan Deacon, Ibeyi, Fruit Bats, My Bubba, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Julia Holter…Read more…

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