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KEXP at POP Montreal 2017

It all began three years ago at an Operators show. KEXP friend Dan Boeckner (Operators, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs) had a conversation with us about how we had to get up to Montreal, knowing how much KEXP regularly champions bands from Canada. He introduced KEXP to producer James Benjamin of Breakglass Studios, whoRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017, Day 3: Conor Oberst, Boris, Swans, Lor, L.Stadt, MORE

We just finished having breakfast with our friends from Don’t Panic! We’re From Poland, an awesome organization that promotes Polish culture across the world, who assisted KEXP in coming to and broadcasting from the OFF Festival. Just as an aside, the Polish people do not mess around when it comes to breakfast. The buffet atRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017, Day 2: PJ Harvey, Talib Kweli, Bastard Disco, Silver Apples, Kikagaku Moyo, MORE

We wrapped up day two of the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland in the wee hours of the morning, tired but very happy and with the desire to reflect on the many positive aspects of the festival. We have been so impressed with OFF Festival, not just because of the high caliber of the lineupRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017, Day 1: Guiding Lights, Shame, Trupa Trupa, Beak>

Now in its 12th year, the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland has established a place as one of the most unique and enjoyable in Europe. Established in 2006 by renowned Polish musician and self-proclaimed music fan, Artur Rojek, it has grown into a destination for over 15,000 music fans per day to descend uponRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017: Live Broadcast from Katowice, Poland 8/4-8/6

KEXP is excited to be heading back to Katowice, Poland for our third year at the OFF Festival, this Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th! (See our coverage from years past here.) Our goal, as always when partnering with amazing festivals like OFF, is to discover and share new music from across the globeRead more…

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Trans Musicales Music Festival: Day Four

Bon Dimanche! It’s written in graffiti on several buildings all over Rennes. Happy Sunday! Sunday is the day of rest for the French people and even our crew got to take a small break on the final day of filming during the Trans Musicales festival. Normally, we’re up by 6am, breakfast at 7, out theRead more…

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Trans Musicales Music Festival: Day Three

When we last left off, the crew and I were on our way to the Parc Expo where a majority of the Trans Musicales shows are held. It’s a 15 minute shuttle ride from the neighborhood where we are staying. The Parc Expo is a large compound of warehouses the size of airline hangers toRead more…

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Trans Musicales Music Festival: Day Two

We just returned from our second day of filming live sessions from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, and our host at the Magic Hall Hotel is playing a killer French funk LP from an artist named Michel Jonasz. And here I thought we’d be discovering only new bands, but now I have aRead more…

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Trans Musicales Music Festival: Day One

One of my favorite things about humanity is when we discover common bonds between us regardless of environment and background. Of course there are the basic necessities: food, water, shelter, but the commonality we share that is the most interesting, because it is abstract, is music. We all create and seek music; it’s a partRead more…

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