What’s Going On @ KEXP: A Blissful Weekend

Sky Cries Mary outside KEXP
photo by Christopher Nelson

A great big thanks to Sky Cries Mary for stopping by KEXP yesterday. You can hear their blissful sounds tonight at Neumo’s. If you missed their performance or want to hear it again, you can go back on our Streaming Archive for the next two weeks. Also, be sure to check out the fantastic photos by Christopher Nelson:

Sky Cries Mary

There’s a lot going on around town this weekend, as I mentioned yesterday, and there’s even more going on Live at KEXP:

On Saturday at 3:00, The DT’s will bring their “hard soul” sounds to 180 Minutes with Jack Walters. Later that night the Bellingham rockers play Jules Maes Saloon. For a preview, check out our Song of the Day podcast for The DT’s “Freedom” posted earlier on the KEXP Blog, where you can read about the band and view a live video.Later, on Saturday evening, live on Audioaisis you can catch Speaker Speaker at 6:00 pm and Lake of Falcons at 8:00 pm for two ripping sets of punk-influenced rock. Here’s a sample (thanks to Sound on the Sound for the link):

Speaker Speaker – We Won’t March (MP3)
Lake of Falcons – Pretty Little Knife (MP3)

On Monday night at 6:00 pm, Jon Kertzer kicks off Best Ambiance with a live performance by The Kusun Enemble, a group of musicians and dancers from Ghana, West Africa. According to their website, the group includes former members of The National Ballet and The Pan African Orchestra, who perform a new style of dance and music they call Nokoko (literally “something something” in Ga), comprising “innovative rhythms and dances by fusing bass and lead guitar, electrifying jazz and African rhythms, and traditional Ghanaian instruments.” To get an idea, listen to this song, named after their new style:

The Kusun Ensemble – Nokoko (MP3)

Coming up, we a full week of live music from the KEXP studio, including a record three bands coming in to the Morning Show in four day! Get up early and tune in!

Graig Markel Tuesday, June 19, 9:30am

The Boggs Tuesday, June 19, 12:00pm

Rocky Votolato Wednesday, June 20, 9:30am

A Sunny Day in Glasgow Thursday, June 21, 1:30pm

Ms. Led Friday, June 22, 9:30am

The Minus Story Friday, June 22, 3:00pm

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