KEXP D.J. John Richards has the latest on music news and events happening in the Seattle area.
This is KEXP's list of the Music that Matters for the week of 2/28:
THURS, 3/9: Helado Negro @ The Vera Project. The Vera Project is an all-ages venue and non-profit organization that hosts shows and teaches kids about the music industry. Helado Negro's new album is called Private Energy.
FRI, 3/10: The Shins, Heartworms. This is the first Shins album in five years, and the lead single is titled "Name for You." The Shins are also confirmed for the Sasquatch Music Festival at the end of May.