Last month, KEXP returned to New York City for three days of live broadcasting during the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. Hosted by Ace Hotel and sponsored by Toyota Free Yr Radio, KEXP held intimate live performances from the lobby of the Ace Hotel New York.
The first day of these performances saw an all-star lineup that included goth-pop priestess Zola Jesus, Pela-alumni We Are Augustines, psychedelic art-rockers Portugal. The Man, and Brooklyn indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Thanks to all who came out with us to enjoy these amazing acts, and a huge thank you to all of our listeners who tuned in! For those who want more of the action, KEXP had the distinct privilege of recording our CMJ performances, and now, the first of these live videos are available for your viewing pleasure. Below, catch Zola Jesus’ haunting rendition of “Vessel,” from her new album Conatus; We Are Augustines rocking out with “Chapel Song”; Portugal. The Man’s riveting “Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)”; and the shout-along of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s “Same Mistake”: