Pela will be live on KEXP, Monday, June 11
photo by Jim Beckmann
During the Summer Pledge Drive, our live in-studio performances go on hiatus while we focus on rounding up enough support so they can continue for the next year, but we couldn’t pass on Brooklyn band Pela, when they passed through town, so John Richards ran down to the studio after 8 hours on the air and geeked out over one of his new favorites.
Be sure to tune in Monday, June 11, at 9:30 am on the Morning Show. If you haven’t heard the band’s expressive brand of rock, check out our Song of the Day podcast from June 7.
Also, Rock Sellout is giving away a Pela prizepack, containing a CD, a T-shirt, buttons, and a pair of tickets to any Pela show on the tour. The contest ends June 11, so get on over to there!
Seattle is incredibly lucky to host The Wrens, who have chosen the Emerald City as one of the few stops on their abbreviated tour. They’ll be playing later that night at the Crocodile Cafe.
Tune in to KEXP Saturday, June 9, at 2pm to hear this New Jersey quartet and cult phenomenon perform in our studio. And in keeping with the Wrens tradition of slow perfection, look for the long-awaited documentary on the band later this year.
The Wrens - Everyone Choose Sides (MP3)
There’s more live music on Saturday, as KEXP’s local music show Audioasis has Megasapien and The Femurs. Megasapien‘s Lian Light, formerly of the band Magneto, sets up shop with her latest band in our studio at 6pm before playing a 21+ show at the Central. Then, the folk-punk duo The Femurs, fresh off the release of their latest LP, Modern Mexico, cap off Audioasis, performing at 8pm.
The Femurs - Not Giving Up (MP3)
After Monday morning’s broadcast of Pela, stay tuned for an actual real-time live performance at 12:00 pm with the Norwegian dance-rock outfit Datarock, who will be at Chop Suey on Sunday. Here’s the latest video for Datarock, appropriately titled “New Song”:
The in-studio performances continue on Tuesday with Blue Scholars at 9:30 am and Keren Ann at 12:00 pm.