Fool's Gold plays the KEXP BBQ at Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheatre on August 6.
KEXP and Seattle Center's just-announced series of free sets at the Mural Amphitheater (after the jump) include local favorites the Maldives (Aug. 5), Seapony (Aug. 12), and L.A. Afro-poppers Fool's Gold heading up the KEXP BBQ on Aug. 6.
But the show with the most distinction has to be Aug. 19's bill, where Whalebones, the Seattle dust-rock trio that's been teasing a new record for over a year, will finally unveil their selft-titled LP, to which we say: ABOUT F$%^ING TIME! The album includes "Don't Wanna Live in the City No More," the single that's received some KEXP spins over the last year, and other country-fired electric rockers. At the very least, it'll be worth raising a Pabst to the crew for birthing the sucker. They'll have B.C.'s Black Mountain, Seattle's My Goodness on the bill to celebrate with.
Aug. 5, 6 p.m., The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales
Aug. 6, 3 p.m.-9 p.m., KEXP BBQ, Fool's Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, Virgin Islands, and Mad Rad
Aug. 12, 6 p.m., Seapony, Gold Leaves, Math and Physics Club
Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Black Mountain, My Goodness, and Whalebones
Aug. 26, 6 p.m., No Depression Night: Special Guests, Ravenna Woods, Pickwick, Drew Grow & the Pastors' Wives