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Iceland Airwaves Live Performances

KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 1: Emilíana Torrini

Next on the KEXP Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik was spectacular Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini. Even if you do not know her name, you are still very likely familiar with some of her work. Torrini has participated in a wide variety of projects, including writing an...


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Iceland Airwaves Live Performances

KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 1: Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

First band on air for the 2013 Iceland Airwaves broadcast, live from KEX Hostel, is the 14-man Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band.  First formed in early 2000 for a short series of performances in their native Iceland, the band was reformed in 2007 and released their first studio album Fynkur. In add...


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Live Performances

Arcade Fire LIVE on KEXP Tonight!

Tonight at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, KEXP presents a live in-studio performance from Arcade Fire!


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Live Performances

Live Video: Debo Band

Directed by bandleader Danny Mekonnen, the Boston-based Debo Band take inspirations from 1960s Ethiopian jazz music, elements of klezmer, funk and rock and roll. They combine these into original instrumentation and create a rhythmic, thoughtful, often trans-like musical narrative. Adding to Mekon...


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MFNW Live Performances

Live at MFNW 2013, Day 3: The Dodos

Midway through The Dodos KEXP session, a chant emerged from the packed audience at the Doug Fir Lounge, eliciting embarrassed grins from the Bay Area trio: "You're our favorite threesome!"


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MFNW Live Performances

Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: The Love Language

Some artists come out of their bedroom studios only to return to the comfort of their four-tracks, and some emerge from the loft and never go back. Stuart McLamb, the creative force behind North Carolina's The Love Language, clearly falls into the latter category. Even when he was technologically...


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Bumbershoot Live Performances Live Reviews

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: The Joy Formidable

As Americans we are no longer surprised by European artists who bring their amazing music to our humble shores. The Joy Formidable is another among the ever-growing list of impressive British talent that has taken the US by storm. In 2007, childhood best friends Rhiannon "Ritzy" Bryan and Rhydian...


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Bumbershoot Live Performances Live Reviews

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Trampled By Turtles

As the mythology goes, Trampled By Turtles formed as a side project by the band members in order to get a chance to play acoustic songs together. Now look at them! Featured in mainstream movies and on tour nationally! “The first year of existence of this band was also the last year of existence f...


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Bumbershoot Live Performances Live Reviews

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Ivan & Alyosha

Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha, in the lineage of local powerhouses the Head and the Heart and the Fleet Foxes, are masters of the bright, jangly guitars, tight, soaring harmonies and steady kick-drum rhythms. But there is something distinct about them, too – the band has more joy to it than may...


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Bumbershoot Live Performances Live Reviews

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Superchunk

By now most have heard about Superchunk titling their new album I Hate Music, that it is the “dark twin” of their 2010 release, Majesty Shredding. But the only reason to care about an album name is if you like the band that’s naming it. And who doesn’t like Superchunk?? The lively rock group that...


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Local Music Live Performances

Noise for the Needy Tickets On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Noise For the Needy music festival taking place in Ballard on June 20th - 23rd. Get your tickets on the festival's website, noisefortheneedy.org, and get ready to see great Seattle bands performing in favorite Ballard venues like the Tractor Tavern, the Sun...


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