posted by Rod on Fri Aug 1, 01:03 PM
Only five days left to participate in KEXP's Music Match, to help fund a new home at the Seattle Center for Seattle's favorite radio station! Last month, Pearl Jam, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Dave Matthews Band and other heavy hitters in our music community teamed up and created a pool to match every donation made by music lovers like you! They are currently over halfway to their goal...but the final stretch is now! Dig deep and donate to KEXP's Music Match and watch what comes next when they reach their goal:
* Public access to KEXP's in-studio performances
* A new community gathering space where you can watch the DJs in action
* New & improved equipment to make streams, podcasts, video & broadcasts better than ever
* A music library twice as large as the existing one
* A new "artist oasis" to make touring artists feel welcome & comfortable
There are only five days left to match the funds generously pooled by these local music heroes. Let's all work together to make KEXP bigger and better!
posted by Rod on Fri Aug 1, 11:46 AM
Foxy Shazam's 2012 release, The Church Of Rock 'n' Roll, was an over-the-top retro glam/soul celebration produced, obviously enough, by Justin Hawkins, singer for The Darkness. Their latest, Gonzo, (download it for free here) is an entirely different beast. This time Steve Albini is in the producer's chair and the boys have settled for an understated approach, which has divided both fans & critics. What to expect when they play at Neumos on August 8th? Will they live up to their reputation as one of the most flamboyant live bands in the business? Find out by entering our contest for a pair of free tickets to the show! Enter to win by e-mailing email@example.com with the subject line "Gonzo" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/6. Good luck!
Rather not leave it to chance? Buy tickets here!
posted by Rod on Fri Aug 1, 10:59 AM
Thanks to Shabazz Palaces for an amazing performance last night and to their many fans who came out to party! Enjoy Grady's photos of a super fun night!
posted by Rod on Fri Aug 1, 08:06 AM
Happy 54th Birthday to Public Enemy's Chuck D & Professor Griff! Who else was born on this day?
posted by Rod on Thu Jul 31, 08:51 AM
Happy 56th birthday to former R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry! Who else was born on this day?
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