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KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/18-8/20

Here in the Northwest, our love of biking is right on par with our love of local music. The Gigantic Bicycle Festival is the ideal intersection between these two passions, and then some. On August 18 to 20th, the festival returns to Snoqualmie with three days of energizing PNW bands, locally prod...


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KEXP Suggests: I Am the Blues at SIFF Film Center 8/11-8/13

SIFF is bringing I Am The Blues to Seattle this weekend, and it is well worth a look. Bobby Rush lays out his life story as he returns to the Blue Front Cafe in Mississippi and a reunion gig in Louisiana. Watching him travel The South and greet friends like Lazy Lester, Henry Gray, Barbara Lynn, ...


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KEXP Suggests: Chautauqua Music Fest 8/4 - 8/5

This weekend, Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, the Chautauqua Music Festival takes over the Vashon Eagles on Vashon Island. The festival was founded to benefit elementary and middle school arts programs on Vashon Island. To date, Chautauqua has raised over 14,000 dollars to "help augm...


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KEXP Suggests: Pickathon 2017, August 3-6

It won't just be the record-breaking temps that make this weekend the hottest of the year so far. Besides the start of KEXP's own Concerts at the Mural series this Friday, down in Happy Valley, Oregon, our friends at Pickathon are at it again. It's always hard to say that "this year" is the best ...


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KEXP Suggests: StrummerJam 2017 8/1-8/31

KEXP listeners know: we love The Clash. We love them so much, we declared February 7th to be International Clash Day, a holiday not only to celebrate their influential punk rock sound but to acknowledge the band's activism and political messaging.


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KEXP Suggests: The Business Presents in Anacortes 7/14-7/15

What was formerly known as What the Heck Fest, and then most recently known as the Anacortes Unknown Music Series, has now become The Business Presents, a fitting new title as it's being presented by The Business, a long-running record store (and now, distro!) based in Anacortes, WA.


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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summer Fest 7/14-16

On any given day, The Junction in West Seattle is home to some of the most vibrant sights and scenes in the city: the mom and pop shops, Easy Street Records, and delicious local food. During the 35th annual West Seattle Summer Fest, all of this gets heightened to another level by throwing in live...


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KEXP Suggests: Balanced Breakfast 7/8

Ask any musician who's made the rather courageous attempt to take their career seriously and they'll tell you how confusing and complicated the music industry is. Especially in 2017, where the rules are changing at a near-constant speed in an effort to keep up with technology. it can be easy to t...


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KEXP Suggests: Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series

What does your typical lunch break look like? Shoving a sandwich in your face in the break room? Enduring the long lines at your favorite food truck? With summer in full force, maybe it's time to mix it up. The 39th annual Out To Lunch Summer Concert Series, presented by the Downtown Seattle Asso...


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KEXP Suggests: Search Party at Seattle Center 7/1

What's better than beer and music? Beer, music, and supporting all ages venues; that's what. This Saturday, Elysian Brewery brings their Search Party festival to Seattle Center and they're donating all the proceeds from the event to The Vera Project. Not just that, but you'll get to see fiery per...


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