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June 23, 2011 Comments Off on The soundtrack of Pride 2011: DJ El Toro and KEXP bring it. Views: 822 Arts & Entertainment, Music

The soundtrack of Pride 2011: DJ El Toro and KEXP bring it.

Local band "Noddy" is just one of the knuckle busting artists featured on KEXP's "Big Gay Podcast".

You know you’re going to be awash in a sea of Gaga this weekend, and while we love her, you might need a little break from her…DJ El Toro, (aka Kurt B. Reighley) and KEXP 90.3 FM have come to your rescue with their 3rd Annual Big Gay Podcast featuring some more alternative sounds to groove to this Pride Weekend. Best of all: it’s Free!! Go here to download/listen to 75 minutes of very electic and diverse music featuring:

a wide gamut of sounds by queer artists, from conscious Seattle hip-hop and wig-flipping garage rock to 8-bit electronica, neoclassical chamber music, and a rarity by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Reflecting its commitment to championing local music, this Big Gay Podcast includes select cuts by Seattle artists THEESatisfaction and Noddy, Portland troubadour Holcombe Waller, and Light Asylum (featuring Emerald City expatriate Shannon Funchess, formerly of Seattle Afro-punk combo IMIJ).

Here’s the complete set list. Check it out!

1. Hercules & Love Affair – Painted Eyes
2. Jessica 6 – Prisoner of Love
3. MEN – Off Our Backs
4. Big Freedia – Almost Famous
5. Noddy – Grind!
6. THEESatisfaction – Pause
7. Psychic Friend – Once A Servant
8. Hunx and His Punx – Lovers Lane
9. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds – Goldin Browne
10. Torche – U.F.O.
11. Early Day Miners – Hold Me Down
12. John Grant – Jesus Hates Faggots
13. Light Asylum – Skull Fuct
14. Unicorn Kid – Dreamcatcher
15. Diamond Rings – You & Me
16. Owen Pallett – A Man With No Ankles
17. Holcombe Waller – Risk of Change
18. Baby Dee – Yapapipi
19. Stephin Merritt – Forever and a Day

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