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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Swedish Death Candy

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. This week’s feature is of psych-rock band Swedish Death Candy.


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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Gloria

Today, we kick off sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. This week’s feature is of psychedelic girl-group inspired band Gloria.


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Sasquatch Music News KEXP Suggests

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018 Lineup Announced

Sasquatch! returns May 25-27 with Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, and more!


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Upstream Music Fest + Summit Daily Roundups

Upstream Music Fest + Summit Announces 2018 Guest Curators

Upstream Music Fest + Summit returns to Pioneer Square for its second year on June 1-3. As festival goers may remember from last year, one of the most unique parts about Upstream is its utilization of guest curators to build out their club stages. It's a tradition they'll cement this year with a ...


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Trans Musicales

Trans Musicales: Day Four

Today is our last day in Rennes filming bands during Trans Musicales. We woke up early and headed back to the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts and started setting up for our last two bands of the week.Trans Musicales. We woke up early and headed back to the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts and started settin...


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Trans Musicales

Trans Musicales 2017: Day Three

We made it out to the Trans Musicales festival grounds last night after we wrapped up filming for the day. The festival grounds are located at the Park Expo, which is a complex of large buildings, a couple of which are the main festival areas, like the food court, for a lack of a better term and ...


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Trans Musicales

Trans Musicales 2017: Day Two

We’re back for our second and final day at the Halle de la Courouze for another day of filming bands during the 39th annual Trans Musicales Festival in Rennes, France. It’s another cold day here, but it turned out to be bright at sunny this morning, so we decided to take advantage of the light an...


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Trans Musicales

Trans Musicales 2017: Day One

The KEXP road crew and I left Seattle last Sunday to head back to France for our second year filming bands at the 39th annual Trans Musicales music festival in Rennes, France. We had such an amazing time last year capturing video from 12 bands, all of which you can check out here. The spirit of T...


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Trans Musicales

KEXP Returns to Trans Musicales de Rennes 2017

KEXP is heading back to Rennes, France, for our second year at the Trans Musicales de Rennes, December 6th through 10th! Our goal, as always when partnering with international festivals like Les Trans, is to discover and share new music from across the globe with you from artists that we may not ...


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Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: HAM

Closing out this year’s video stream live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves music festival were legendary Icelandic rock band HAM. It was with a few gigs opening for the Sugarcubes in 1988 that HAM’s popularity bloomed, especially in Nordic countries (this part of the world does love their heav...


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Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: GlerAkur

Next on the video stream live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was Icelandic atmospheric metal band GlerAkur. The solo project of sound designer for National Theater of Iceland Elvar Geir Sævarsson, creating post-rock flavored metal. His debut record The Mountains Are Beautiful ...


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Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2017, Day 4: Lido Pimienta

Next on our video stream live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Colombian-Canadian musician Lido Pimienta. The queer-identified musician, visual artist, and curator blends Afro-Colombian and indigenous music with experimental electro-pop. Her first album “Color” was released in 2010 (KUDETA...


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