Live on KEXP

Live on KEXP

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Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.


SONS
Jul 7 • 23 min
If fiery fuzzed-out riffs and tireless headbangable energy is your thing then SONS is your band. The Belgian four-piece has spent the past couple of years introducing their brand of blistering garage rock to the world via nonstop touring. This performance…
47Soul
Jun 30 • 29 min
Palestinian-Jordanian band 47Soul are making waves around the world in a cultish way with their completely unique take on traditional Palestinian street music infused with electronic, hip hop, dancehall, and dabke that they call Shamstep. This…
Caroline Polachek
Jun 23 • 21 min
You may know composer, singer, and producer Caroline Polachek best as the frontperson of the iPod-hawking band Chairlift. But, as Troy Nelson details on this episode of Live on KEXP, the New York-based artist has long been busily churning out music for…
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime
Jun 16 • 20 min
A prolific musical force, Georgia Anne Muldrow has released 19 albums since 2006 and has worked with everyone from Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Brittany Howard, and Blood Orange. Her latest release, 2019’s ‘Black Love & War,’ is a collaboration with husband…
The Black Tones
Jun 9 • 34 min
Instead of releasing a new session today, we are continuing our station-wide pause on new content to hold space for anti-racist education and action. Meanwhile, we are using our platform to amplify Black voices in music. Today, we revisit one of our…
The Shivas
May 26 • 18 min
Hailing from Portland, The Shivas make surfy psychedelic that takes a massive amount of inspiration from the 1960s. For this episode of Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson draws parallels from artists of that era like the Beatles, Little Richard, and The Kingsmen…
The Growlers
May 19 • 22 min
For their sixth studio album, ‘Natural Affair,’ The Growlers continue their streak of distinctly California-cool rock that effortlessly marries the feelings of both sunny beaches and late-night dance parties. As DJ Troy Nelson puts it, the band is…
Penelope Isles
May 12 • 29 min
Formed by brother/sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter on a small island called Isle of Man, Penelope Isles channels salty seas and flowing currents for their eclectic and lustrous style of fuzzy dream pop. Now Brighton-based, the band is rounded out by…
Calexico and Iron & Wine
May 5 • 19 min
Fourteen years ago, Latin-infused Americana band Calexico teamed up with folk singer-songwriter Sam Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, for an EP called In the Reins. After much delay, the old friends reunited in 2018 to work on their debut full-length,…
Hiss Golden Messenger
Apr 28 • 21 min
For his third KEXP in-studio performance as Hiss Golden Messenger, folk-rocker M.C. Taylor brought a whole gang of talented musicians to join him. Flanked by Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Erin Rae, Alex Bingham, and Al Smith, the sextet played a stunning set…
Marina Satti
Apr 24 • 15 min
Greek-Sudanese musician Marina Satti and her ever-present all-female polyhphonic vocal group Fonέs wowed the audience at the La Chapelle by le Studio in Rennes, France during Trans Musicales this past December with their modern take on Greek, Balkan,…
Travis Thompson
Apr 22 • 28 min
Burien’s biggest musical export Travis Thompson has been building buzz since signing a record deal with major label Epic last year to release his latest album Reckless Endangerment. Filling the KEXP stage with a full band, the young rapper spits his flows…
Updates to Live on KEXP
Apr 22 • 0 min
Are you wondering about changes you’ve noticed to the KEXP podcasts lately? In addition to the name change (from “Live Performances” to simply “Live on KEXP”) and the new graphic that nods to KEXP’s iconic Live Room lights, we’ve got some more exciting…
Kikagaku Moyo
Apr 17 • 51 min
The Bandcamp page housing Kikagaku Moyo’s discography simply describes the band as “feeling good music.” It’s succinct and perhaps reductive to the intricate tapestry of sounds the Japanese band weaves but nonetheless completely accurate. In November,…
Soultanz
Apr 15 • 31 min
This past fall, beloved KEXP show Street Sounds went live with a performance in the Gathering Space from notable hip hop and R&B artists. The first to take the stage was electro-soul duo Soultanz. A collaboration between producer Jared Rubens and…
Los Bitchos
Apr 10 • 20 min
It’s only been two years since Los Bitchos uploaded their first bedroom recordings onto Bandcamp but they’ve quickly won hearts with their flavorful take on psychedelic cumbia. Currently London-based, the five talented musicians hail from Uruguay, Sweden,…
Hatari
Apr 8 • 15 min
Icelandic group Hatari are an experience unlike any other. Almost more performance art than anything else, their music lies somewhere between techno and metal with a sprinkling of pop while their stage show is an artfully curated futuristic BDSM…
Terror/Cactus
Apr 3 • 19 min
Seattle-based Terror/Cactus bring their distinctive take on psychedelic electro cumbia to the KEXP live stage for this unique performance. As always, the band is donned in masks while showcasing instrumental songs from their 2018 sophomore full-length…
Angel Olsen
Apr 1 • 21 min
Last fall, indie chanteuse Angel Olsen unveiled her fourth studio album, All Mirrors. An exercise in grandeur, Olsen is backed by a cinematic orchestra that takes her skilled vocals and introspective lyrics to new heights. While many artists could get…
Say Sue Me
Mar 27 • 24 min
Busan, South Korea’s favorite band Say Sue Me capped off 2019, a year of high highs and the lowest of lows for the good friends, by stopping by the KEXP studios to perform four songs that span their six-year career of making sincere surf-tinged indie…
Whitney
Mar 25 • 19 min
On their anticipated sophomore record, ‘Forever Turned Around,’ beloved Chicago duo Whitney continue their distinct interpretation of ‘70s AM soft rock that made them a hit on the festival circuit after their 2016 debut Light Upon the Lake. Focusing on…
Death Valley Girls
Mar 20 • 27 min
Los Angeles quartet Death Valley Girls combines the volume and fury of proto-punk, desert mysticism, with a dash of spacey psych and freewheeling garage-rock fun. The band joins Troy Nelson for a set heavy with tunes from their 2018 release, ‘Darkness…
San Salvador
Mar 18 • 22 min
One of the standouts from KEXP’s 2019 Trans Musicales broadcast, San Salvador is a six-piece vocal and percussion ensemble that sings in the Occitan language of rural Southern France. Although very few can understand the literal meaning of their words,…
Great Grandpa
Mar 13 • 26 min
On their second LP, titled ‘Four of Arrows’ after an inspiring Tarot card pull, Seattle-bred Great Grandpa takes a step back from the playful grunge of their debut record in favor of a more open, introspective sound. Each song is crafted thoughtfully,…
Parisalexa
Mar 11 • 37 min
At just 21-years-old, Paris Alexa Williams has made waves in the Seattle music scene with her R&B songwriting sensibilities, unforgettable hooks and smooth-as-honey vocals. It’s easy to imagine any of her songs becoming international hits. This session,…
DakhaBrakha
Mar 6 • 25 min
Upon hearing the sounds of DakhaBrakha (Ukrainian for “Give/Take”), it’s no surprise that the quartet was founded at a contemporary art museum by an avant-garde theater director. Between their unfamiliar harmonies and use of traditional instrumentation…
Ahamefule J. Oluo
Mar 4 • 33 min
Seattle composer and celebrated jazz musician Ahamefule J. Oluo’s latest work is a musical portrait of his mother, ‘Susan.’ Through the lens of humor and optimism, he shifts the focus from the story of his absent father to a celebration of the laughter…
San Pedro El Cortez
Feb 28 • 24 min
Tijuana’s San Pedro El Cortez is known for their raw and spontaneous live performances, always interpreting and playing with their surroundings. They bring their gritty, energy-packed garage rock to the KEXP Live Room for this session hosted by Kevin Cole…
Pillow Queens
Feb 26 • 24 min
Dublin’s Pillow Queens tackles topics like religion, sexuality and anxiety with precision indie rock songwriting that builds into swelling, cathartic choruses. While they certainly have their raucous and rowdy moments, the emotional core of the songs…
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Feb 21 • 27 min
Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where the band originated in the early 1960s. Their latest album accompanying the documentary film, ‘A Tuba To Cuba,’ retraces the indigenous Cuban…
Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers
Feb 19 • 25 min
Haitian group Chouk Bwa dispels racist myths surrounding their Vodou (Voodoo) religion by showcasing mesmerizing rhythms and uplifting chanting focused on healing and celebration. Brussels-based electronic duo The Ångstromers adds layers of dub-style…
NAVVI
Feb 14 • 24 min
Seattle duo NAVVI used their latest record, ‘2502,’ as an exercise in trusting their creative instincts. Recorded in the span of one week at a remote cabin, the result is a continuous, hypnotic mix of house rhythms and ethereal vocals. Troy Nelson hosts…
Frankie Cosmos
Feb 12 • 17 min
On her fourth LP, ‘Close It Quietly,’ Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos engages with the idea of rebirth and reimagining, never lingering too long on the past. This comes through in her lyrics as well as the swirling instrumental stylings of each brief track,…
Brakebill
Feb 7 • 15 min
The music of Seattle-based rapper/producer Sam Brakebill-Hacke exudes Pacific Northwest with its gloomy, laid back beats, floating melodies and earnest storytelling. Brakebill joins Stas THEE Boss on Street Sounds for an intimate performance and a…
girl in red
Feb 5 • 27 min
Norwegian artist Marie Ulven, also known as girl in red, is a DIY success story. In 2015, she began releasing music on Soundcloud after writing, recording and producing everything from her bedroom. Fans quickly latched onto her unfiltered honesty about…
Gabríel Ólafs
Jan 31 • 29 min
Icelandic composer Gabríel Ólafs is a classically trained pianist who began writing melodies of his own at a young age, often creating themes for imaginary characters. His melodic storytelling is likened to film scores, bolstered by ambient strings and a…
Seabear
Jan 29 • 19 min
Indie folk outfit Seabear is comprised of seven musicians who, in typical Icelandic fashion, each have musical pursuits of their own. Joining KEXP at the 2019 broadcast from Kex Hostel during Iceland Airwaves, the band performs four songs to a sold-out…
Brittany Howard
Jan 24 • 23 min
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard made waves last year with her debut solo record, ‘Jaime.’ Gliding on instrumentals that blend funk, soul, psych-rock and R&B, her dynamic yet intimate vocals are what make this a powerhouse record and easily one…
Celest
Jan 22 • 20 min
Mexico City-based project Celest gets their name from a fascination with the sky and the cosmos, and their sound fittingly blends dream pop, ambient, and alternative rock. DJ Chilly hosts the band for this ethereal performance from Panoram Studios during…
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Jan 17 • 34 min
Jake Xerxes Fussell has proven himself a modern master of American folk and blues, with prodigious guitar playing and a rawness to his voice that goes straight to the heart. Hosted by Greg Vandy on KEXP’s The Roadhouse, Fussell performs four songs and…
Madame Gandhi
Jan 15 • 26 min
Convention-breaking artist and activist Madame Gandhi, formerly the drummer for M.I.A., writes music that centers the female voice and experience, boldly making space for more women and femme rappers to follow. As part of KEXP’s 2019 Iceland Airwaves…
KOKOKO!
Jan 10 • 26 min
Born out of the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, KOKOKO! inventively up-cycles various materials to create a sonically vibrant, spontaneous style of dance music. The collective joins Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room for an exhilarating…
Oruã
Jan 8 • 34 min
Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ORUÃ brings their own brand of jazz-infused, fuzzed-out psychedelia to the KEXP Live Room. Playing mostly songs from their 2019 album, ‘Romã,’ the three-piece band also speaks with Cheryl Waters about their connection…
Hatchie
Jan 3 • 24 min
On her debut LP, ‘Keepsake,’ Australian artist Harriette Pilbeam, or Hatchie, delivers the electro-pop nostalgia the record’s title promises. She and her band join DJ Evie in the KEXP Live Room to perform four songs and discuss influences, selling out…
José González & The String Theory
Jan 1 • 24 min
Recorded 04/02/2019. 4 songs - Crosses, Heartbeats, The Forest, Leaf Off / The Cave. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
Garifuna Collective
Dec 27, 2019 • 30 min
Recorded 09/27/2019. 4 songs - Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day By Day), Banda, Gudemei (Poverty), Mongulu. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
Oh Sees
Dec 25, 2019 • 31 min
Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer is known for his relentless experimentation across genres, encompassing krautrock, punk, thrash metal, no-wave, and psychedelic. The band is also prolific, with this year’s ‘Face Stabber’ putting them at a staggering twenty-two…
Black Pumas
Dec 20, 2019 • 31 min
The eponymous debut record from Austin-based Black Pumas has been a KEXP favorite since its summer release. The uniquely raw and soulful delivery of singer Eric Burton paired with producer Adrian Quesada’s instrumentals, which nod to 70s soul and 90s hip…
Cigarettes After Sex
Dec 18, 2019 • 26 min
On their sophomore LP, ‘Cry,’ Cigarettes After Sex continues delicately crafting a world that’s moody, atmospheric and cinematic. Frontman Greg Gonzalez says the sound is owed in part to the recording of the album in a remote part of the Spanish island…
Jay Som
Dec 13, 2019 • 28 min
The title of Jay Som’s latest record, ‘Anak Ko,’ is a term of endearment in the Filipino language of Tagalog, and translates to “my child.” Songwriter and frontwoman Melina Duterte describes the title as “a warm blanket over the record,” which finds her…
Mokoomba
Dec 11, 2019 • 31 min
Zimbabwe’s Mokoomba merges traditional Tonga rhythms with modern Afro-fusion for a brimming sound that’s at once energizing and emotionally evocative. The six-piece band joins Wo’Pop’s Darek Mazzone in the KEXP Live Room to perform four new songs and…
Nilüfer Yanya
Dec 6, 2019 • 25 min
On her dynamic debut LP, ‘Miss Universe,’ Nilüfer Yanya manages to exceed the hype of her alluring earlier releases. Breaking down boundaries of genre and expectation, the London artist bounces between floating falsetto, anthemic power, head-banging rock…
Shana Cleveland
Dec 4, 2019 • 21 min
Shana Cleveland is best known as the lead guitarist and vocalist of surfer-rock group La Luz, but her solo music stands wholly on its own. Inspired in part by Afro-futurist Sun Ra, her second solo album, ‘Night of the Worm Moon,’ explores UFOs, the…
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Nov 29, 2019 • 26 min
This Perth-based psychedelic rock outfit gets bigger with every release. With crunchier guitars, heavier riffs and more hypnotic melodies, their much anticipated 2019 LP, ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit,’ does not disappoint. The band joins Cheryl Waters…
Girlpool
Nov 27, 2019 • 22 min
LA-based duo Girlpool’s third LP, ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary,’ demonstrates their continued need for expansion and experimentation. While at the heart, it’s still driven by the crafty and infectious melodies characteristic of their previous releases, the…
No Kind Of Rider
Nov 22, 2019 • 24 min
The five members of Portland-based No Kind of Rider have been making music together since their teen years in Oklahoma, drawing influence from jazz, post-punk, R&B, shoegaze and electronic. Their 2018 debut full-length, ‘Savage Coast,’ strikes an…
Alsarah & The Nubatones
Nov 20, 2019 • 33 min
Brooklyn-based Alsarah & The Nubatones encompasses the diverse influences of its members in what they describe as “East-African retro-pop.” With a range of backgrounds including Sudanese, Egyptian, Armenian, American, French and Togolese, this group…
Jeff Tweedy
Nov 15, 2019 • 24 min
Wilco frontman and indie rock icon Jeff Tweedy stops by Rainshadow Recording on his birthday for this live session during the THING Fest 2019 broadcast. After releasing two gorgeous, stripped-down solo records and a memoir in the span of a year, Jeff is…
Molly Burch
Nov 13, 2019 • 23 min
Molly Burch’s sophomore LP, ‘First Flower,’ is an intimate self-portrait that lays bare her insecurities alongside her triumphs. Accompanied by dreamy electric guitar, her sultry vocals take center stage to tell her story. Cheryl Waters hosts the band in…
Júníus Meyvant
Nov 8, 2019 • 24 min
Iceland’s Júníus Meyvant joins KEXP for another energy-packed live performance, this time from Rainshadow Recording during THING Fest 2019. Meyvant’s captivating sense of melody and crooning vocals are elevated by the rich backing arrangements of his…
Versus
Nov 6, 2019 • 25 min
A staple of the 90’s indie rock scene, Versus is back after a nearly decade-long hiatus with the LP ‘Ex Voto.’ Pared down to subtly highlight the harmonies of Richard Baluyut and Fontaine Toups, the music remains tinged with nostalgia even as the…
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Nov 1, 2019 • 37 min
Aussie psych-rock favorite King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard continually impresses its die-hard fanbase, from ambitiously releasing five albums in 2017 to effortlessly genre-hopping through experimentation. Most recently, the seven-piece band (which…
Combo Chimbita
Oct 30, 2019 • 31 min
First-generation Colombian-American quartet Combo Chimbita made an impression in 2017 with their debut LP, ‘Abya Yala,’ in a style they described as “tropical futurism.” Their new album, ‘Ahomale,’ borrows its name from a Yoruba term meaning ‘adorer of…
The Hold Steady
Oct 25, 2019 • 28 min
Fifteen years and seven albums in, The Hold Steady (as their name suggests) remains a fan-favorite after their latest effort, ‘Thrashing Thru The Passion.’ The fresh line-up highlights frontman Craig Finn’s masterful storytelling with raw and uplifting…
Summer Cannibals
Oct 23, 2019 • 22 min
On their fourth album, Can’t Tell Me No, Portland’s Summer Cannibals get confrontational about their past. The result is chock-full of empowering anthems that are as catchy as they are punk. DJ Abbie hosts the band in the KEXP Live Room for a shredding…
Lido Pimienta
Oct 18, 2019 • 36 min
In her music, avant-garde artist Lido Pimienta incorporates sounds from her indigenous Wayuu culture, traditional Afro-Colombian percussion, and textured electronic soundscapes. Among these varied influences, her voice manages to continually pierce…
Mdou Moctar
Oct 16, 2019 • 46 min
Leading with his hypnotic electric guitar and soulful vocals, Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar is a powerful force in contemporary Saharan music. Hosted by DJ Rhythma on Wo’Pop, Moctar performs 3 songs from his 2019 album Ilana (The Creator), as well as one…
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Oct 11, 2019 • 22 min
Portland-based Katherine Paul, also known as Black Belt Eagle Scout, blends the moody atmospheres of post-rock and the power of Riot Grrrl punk with the musical and spiritual influences of her upbringing in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. On her…
Sudan Archives
Oct 9, 2019 • 20 min
The music of Sudan Archives is an ethereal blend of R&B and experimental electronic, built on a foundation of Sudanese folk. DJ Morgan hosts this exclusive session from KEXP’s live broadcast of the first-ever THING Festival in Port Townsend, Washington.…
The Nude Party
Oct 4, 2019 • 31 min
The Nude Party fuses their own brand of psych-folk twang with classic rock and roll for an undeniably good time. Greg Vandy hosts the six-piece band in the KEXP Live Room as they perform 5 songs from their 2018 self-titled LP. Recorded 08/13/2019. 5 songs…
Versing
Oct 2, 2019 • 18 min
Seattle quartet Versing attempts to find peace in the chaos on their latest record, 10000. The band brings their intricate guitar textures and punchy melodies to the KEXP Live Room for a session hosted by DJ Troy Nelson. Recorded 06/17/2019. 4 songs -…
Julia Jacklin
Sep 27, 2019 • 31 min
Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin brings Cheryl Waters to tears in this live session. Her deeply personal new album, Crushing, exposes both her vulnerabilities and her strengths through honest lyrical reflections and minimally produced vocals.…
Hibou
Sep 25, 2019 • 23 min
On his third record, Halve, Peter Michel (aka Hibou) confronts the dichotomies of being a young adult, with the backdrop of his signature ethereal indie-pop and bright melodies. Hosted by Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 08/21/2019. 4 songs -…
Altin Gün
Sep 20, 2019 • 25 min
Altin Gün is the Amsterdam-based psych-folk project that crosses borders between cultures, genres and time. On their sophomore album, Gece, they infuse classic Turkish folk songs with psych-rock production and funk grooves, immediately uplifting and…
Stef Chura
Sep 18, 2019 • 22 min
Detroit-based artist Stef Chura teamed up with Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo to produce her sophomore LP, Midnight. The result is full of satisfying guitar riffs, cathartic expressions of anger, and Chura’s distinctive vocals front and center. Cheryl…
The Head and the Heart
Sep 13, 2019 • 31 min
The Head and the Heart helped define the folk-pop genre with their self-titled debut in 2011. Now, the Seattle band returns to the KEXP Live Room in support of their first record in three years, Living Mirage. Hosted by Kevin Cole, they perform three…
Wand
Sep 11, 2019 • 34 min
Psychedelic rock outfit Wand pares down their sound in their fifth studio album, Laughing Matter, opening up space for their hypnotic essence to truly take hold. Listen in as they join Evie in the KEXP Live Room to perform 4 new songs. Recorded…
Jenny Lewis
Sep 6, 2019 • 30 min
Indie rock icon Jenny Lewis shines brighter than ever on her latest record, On The Line. From her honest reckoning with past demons to her shimmery 70s aesthetic, the album is simultaneously introspective and vibrant. She joins DJ Kevin Cole in the KEXP…
Vagabon
Sep 4, 2019 • 24 min
Cameroon-born Lætitia Tamko burst into the indie rock scene as Vagabon in 2017 with her debut album Infinite Worlds, showcasing unique guitar-driven melodies with her deeply expressive vocal stylings. She joins DJ Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room to…
The Dip
Aug 30, 2019 • 22 min
Seattle septet The Dip skillfully blends classic soul, funk rhythms, and modern pop to produce upbeat music that’s impossible not to get up and groove with. The band joins DJ John Richards in the KEXP Live Room to perform songs from their new record, The…
Bill Callahan
Aug 28, 2019 • 25 min
On Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Bill Callahan proves as powerful as ever. This time reflecting on his home and family life, the record is a compelling ode to contentment. Cheryl Waters hosts Callahan in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 06/23/2019. 4 songs -…
Tacocat
Aug 23, 2019 • 18 min
In their fourth record, This Mess Is a Place, Seattle pop-punk outfit and KEXP regulars Tacocat blend political critique with their signature sense of humor and hope. The band joins Stevie Zoom in the KEXP Live Room to showcase four new songs. Recorded…
Cate Le Bon
Aug 21, 2019 • 29 min
While writing her fifth studio album, Reward, Welsh singer Cate Le Bon retreated to a rural English town and studied the art of chairmaking. The result is electrifying. She performs 4 songs from the album in the KEXP Live Room with DJ Cheryl Waters.…
The Black Tones
Aug 16, 2019 • 34 min
Seattle’s local favorite The Black Tones invigorates audiences with their original blend of blues and punk. Listen to them perform 4 songs from their debut full-length album, Cobain and Cornbread, produced by the legendary Jack Endino. Recorded 06/18/2019…
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Aug 14, 2019 • 21 min
Known for their impressive live shows, internationally beloved Mexican guitar rock duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela joins fans in the KEXP Gathering Space to perform songs from their new record, Mettavolution. Recorded 07/14/2019. 4 songs - Krotona Days, Electric…
Diane Coffee
Aug 9, 2019 • 25 min
Diane Coffee is the genre-defying solo project of versatile Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming. In his latest album, Internet Arms, he insightfully tackles the subject of intimacy in the digital age. Performed in the KEXP Live Room with DJ Cheryl Waters.…
Tres Leches
Aug 7, 2019 • 29 min
Jumping between genres and regularly swapping instruments, Seattle trio Tres Leches is impossible to put labels on. One consistency is that it’s hard not to rock out along with them. Tres Leches joins Audioasis host Eva Walker in the KEXP Live Room to…
Orville Peck
Aug 2, 2019 • 25 min
Everybody’s favorite masked cowboy visits Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room to perform 4 songs from his breakout album, Pony. Crooning about love and loss in a way that’s entirely his own, Orville Peck can bring any listener to fall in love with…
The Qualitons
Jul 31, 2019 • 39 min
Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, The Qualitons draw from 60s and 70s funk to showcase upbeat, psychedelic rock and a killer live performance. Hosted by DJ Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 03/22/2019. 4 songs - Zöld Sárga (Green To Yellow), Draw A…
Weyes Blood
Jul 26, 2019 • 28 min
Weyes Blood’s latest album Titanic Rising opens the skies to the celestial, seamlessly bouncing from folksy tracks like Andromeda to more dreamy and synth-driven songs like Movies. DJ Abbie hosts the band in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 05/17/2019. 4…
Amanda Palmer
Jul 24, 2019 • 51 min
Amanda Palmer, the songwriter, author, performance artist, and alt-rock icon formerly of the Dresden Dolls, performs 3 soul-baring, dynamic songs from her latest solo record, There Will Be No Intermission. Hosted by Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room.…
Durand Jones & The Indications
Jul 19, 2019 • 23 min
Soulful superstars Durand Jones & The Indications join Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Room to perform 4 songs from their sophomore LP, American Love Call. Recorded 04/02/2019. 4 songs - Walk Away, Morning In America, Long Way Home, Too Many Tears. Support…
No Somos Marineros
Jul 17, 2019 • 20 min
Mexican rock band No Somos Marineros shares their trance-like tunes with KEXP in the first-ever broadcast from Mexico City at Panoram Studios. Recorded 03/01/2019. 5 songs - B.O.G., Los Bajos Fondos, Kalusha Y Biyik, Cutlass (‘96), D’arcy. Support the…
Hand Habits
Jul 12, 2019 • 27 min
With songwriter Meg Duffy at the helm, Hand Habits’ sophomore album Placeholder explores ambiguity and the undefinable on a bed of lush folk instrumentation. The band joined Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room to perform 4 songs. Recorded 03/26/2019. 4…
The Budos Band
Jul 10, 2019 • 21 min
The Budos Band’s fifth album V is another solid collection of classic R&B from the Daptone Records retro heroes. The band performed 4 songs from the KEXP Live Room in this session. Recorded 04/20/2019. 4 songs - Old Engine Oil, The Enchanter, Veil of…
Kevin Morby
Jul 5, 2019 • 28 min
Kevin Morby’s fifth album Oh My God finds the Kansas City songwriter examining mortality and the afterlife. Morby and his band play 4 songs in the KEXP Live Room with DJ Abbie. Recorded 05/14/2019. 4 songs - Congratulations, Hail Mary, Piss River, Seven…
Hello Seahorse!
Jul 3, 2019 • 18 min
With traces of new wave and garage rock, Hello Seahorse! have crafted kinetic, electric songs for more than a decade. The Mexico City quartet perform a career-spanning session live from Panoram Studios during KEXP’s broadcast from the Mexican capital.…
Ezra Furman
Jun 28, 2019 • 21 min
Ahead of his eighth album in just over a decade (to say nothing of his soundtrack work and other releases), Ezra Furman remains a thrilling enigma ahead of his latest album, Twelve Nudes. The prolific, ever-changing songwriter joins Cheryl Waters in the…
Mexican Institute of Sound
Jun 26, 2019 • 15 min
Camilo Lara’s danceable and genre-spanning project started off KEXP’s February 2019 broadcast from Mexico off in style. The Mexico City producer and his band perform four songs live from Panoram Studios. Recorded 2/26/2019. 4 songs - Mexico, El Jefe, Se…
Ximena Sariñana
Jun 21, 2019 • 22 min
Ximena Sariñana’s crisp, summery tunes were a highlight of KEXP’s first-ever broadcast from Mexico. The Mexico City artist performs five songs from her new album ¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?. Recorded 2/28/2019. 5 songs - Que Seas Tú, ¿Qué Tiene, No Se,…