Each week, The Morning Show's DJ John Richards from KEXP 90.3 FM makes recommendations to help us sort through the many incredible options for live music in Seattle's music scene.

This is KEXP's list of the Music that Matters for the week of 3/13.


  • THURS 3/15 Red Baraat - The Tractor - The bhangra and funk group from Brooklyn is continuing the Holi celebrations which took place in the beginning of March.
  • FRI 3/16 Honcho Poncho - UHeights - Honcho Poncho will be performing at Fremont Abbey's new UHeights venue. They released a new music video last week.
  • FRI 3/16 & SAT 3/17 Antibalas - Nectar Lounge - This Brooklyn afrobeat group released their sicth album Where The Gods are in Peace on Daptone Records last year.
  • SAT 3/17 Naomi Wachira - The Fremont Abbey - Wachira was born in Kenya, but the folk singer-songwriter now calls Seattle home.
  • SUN 3/18 Sorority Noise - Chop Suey - Sorority Noise announced earlier this month they will be going on hiatus after their current tour, so you might want to catch them while you can.
  • FRI 3/16 The Decemberists - Their new album, I'll Be Your Girl, is released this Friday. They will be in Seattle this summer at The Paramount on June 21st.


  • See the lineup and the full KEXP schedule here.

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