Get ready for a très chic celebration this Thursday, October 10th!
Nordstrom Downtown Seattle is launching a new series of pop-up shops, featuring a handpicked selection of goods, including exclusive and limited-edition items. The first series: an homage to all things French. Join KEXP's DJ Sharlese from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as she spins French platters as you shop collections by Rodarte, Repetto, Olympia Le-Tan, Colette, A.P.C and more.
While you're there, pick up a wristband for the After Hours party at Fred Wildlife Refuge on Capitol Hill with La Sera, the sweet side project of Katy Goodman, bassist for the Vivian Girls. KEXP's DJ Darek Mazzone will be spinning music from 9:00 PM to midnight, so be sure to pick up a bracelet earlier that evening, or else it's "au revoir" to you at the door!
For more information, visit nordstrom.com. Check out a video of La Sera live in the KEXP studios last year:
Last summer, in Carnation, WA, the folks who put on the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival had a root beer garden. Hard to top that, right? Well, this winter, for the first ever Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival in Leavenworth, the event planners are offering (for those over 21) a hot toddy garden!
The latest album from Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré, released in the US by Thrill Jockey, is called Koïma, named for a dune near his home city of Gao. "Koïma" can be translated to mean "go hear", and the dune, which sits at the edge of the Niger River, is said to be a sacred meeting p…