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KEXP PRESENTS RAW POWER: A Tribute to The Stooges with Mike McCready

August 07 2015


FREE, HISTORIC CONCERT ON THE ROOF OF PIKE PLACE MARKET!

Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 7:00PM


What could possibly inspire four of Seattle’s most iconic musicians to rock a city landmark with the music of Iggy Pop for FREE? Independent, non-profit Seattle radio station KEXP!
 
Music fans will soon be able to enjoy year-round, exclusive live performances both inside and outdoors at KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center—but it’s still under construction. As a nod to the extraordinary shows to come, KEXP is hosting a one-of-a-kind FREE concert at another local attraction, Pike Place Market, on Sunday, August 23 at 7:00PM.
 
RAW POWER KEXP features four Seattle music legends—Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Tuatara), and Mark Arm (Mudhoney)—performing songs of punk pioneers The Stooges on the Market rooftop.
 

This show marks the first time anyone has performed on the roof of Pike Place Market. RAW POWER will play directly underneath the iconic “Public Market Center” sign and clock where Pike Street and Pike Place meet. This concert is FREE and open to the public.

Though the show itself is free, music lovers can enjoy a complete VIP experience and help build KEXP’s New Home, by participating in a special CrowdRise fundraiser. Enter to win access for two to an intimate pre-show dinner and VIP after party with the RAW POWER musicians and a select group of KEXP Groundbreakers and DJs, up to $1,000 in travel expenses and a signed, limited-edition event poster. Cost is $10 for 1 entry, $25 for 3 entries and $50 for 7 entries with proceeds benefitting the Campaign for KEXP’s New Home.

“My favorite places to find new music are Seattle's best radio station, KEXP, and independent record stores,” says RAW POWER musician and Co-Chair for KEXP’s New Home Campaign Mike McCready.“It’s important for me to do what I can to keep spaces like these thriving so that generations of music lovers continue to hear legendary bands like The Stooges while discovering new artists that come out of Seattle each year.”

About KEXP:
Founded in 1972, listener-powered KEXP serves music lovers, artists, and the broader community over the airwaves, online, and at events across Seattle and around the world. KEXP enriches lives by championing music and discovery, showcasing the best music of all eras and styles. More than 158,000 listeners tune into KEXP 90.3 FM weekly and approximately 57,000 unique users access KEXP.ORG every week.

 
In order to serve you better, KEXP is building a new facility at Seattle Center (scheduled to open spring 2016). KEXP’s New Home is designed specifically to reach more music lovers, break down barriers between listeners and their favorite artists, and make it even easier to share new music and experiences with KEXP Community members worldwide. Please visit KEXP.ORG and NewHome.KEXP.ORG for more information.