Category Archives: KEXP@SXSW

KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day One: Robyn Hitchcock

Austin was blissfully cool and breezy this morning as the floor in front of our stage at Mellow Johnny’s filled - excitement for the start of our SXSW programming clear. And what better way to kick off the week than with the iconic and hilarious Robyn Hitchcock, who took stage alone but totally filled theRead more...

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Live Video: Jessica Lea Mayfield at SXSW

Singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield specializes in a mournful blend of folk rock and alt-country, with songs that are as moving as they are rustic. Songs like “Kiss Me Again” call to mind Midwest farms and sprawling countryside, without losing the intimate feel of a a dimly lit dive bar. She began playing music as earlyRead more...

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Live Video: Charles Bradley at SXSW

If you thought they just don’t make souls singers like they used to, you definitely haven’t seen or heard Charles Bradley. Sure, there are a lot of terrific retro-soul singers or soul inspired musicians today, like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Fitz and the Tantrums, Aloe Blacc, Amy Winehouse and many others, but even theyRead more...

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Live Video: The Joy Formidable at SXSW

The Joy Formidable has quickly become a favorite with KEXP listeners and DJs. They’ve performed live for our annual KEXP BBQ last year, been featured as a Song of the Day podcast not once but twice, and were written up by KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Most recently,Read more...

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KEXP at SXSW: Videos from Mellow Johnny’s, Day 3

Completing our three day broadcast at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop (check out Day 1 & Day 2), Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 played an unbelievable rip-roaring set, while the young Ohio singer Jessica Lea Mayfied beefed up her set with a full band, and John Vanderslice played a stripped down set of his typicallyRead more...

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SXSW Photo Gallery, Again!

KEXP had the pleasure of catching so many bands at this year’s SXSW that we couldn’t fit them all into one post! Now, catch exclusive photographs from stellar performances by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fences, Tea Cozies, Sol, Wild Orchid Children, and more! Check out some choice selections below and head over to the KEXPRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW: Videos from Mellow Johnny’s, Day 2

As promised, here’s more live performances from our 2011 SXSW broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Old school-styled singer and Daptone artist Charles Bradley kicked off the second day with an inspired set of hip-jerking, heart-rending, full-on soul as good as his idol, James Brown. Next up, 80′s heartthrobs OMD prove they haven’t missed aRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 3: John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice began his career with indie rock group Mk Ultra, but quickly struck out on his own. His prolific songwriting has grown ever more politically charged in the past decade, with several tracks off of his 2005 album Pixel Revolt referencing the September 11th attacks. 2007 saw the release of Emerald City, named afterRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 3: Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3

When most people think of SXSW, they think of it as a showcases for up-and-coming bands – groups of youngsters who barely have recorded more than a demo and or first album, looking to “wow” the industry for a week and come away with a record deal. Steve Wynn is definitely not that. Steve WynnRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 2: The Black Angels

The Black Angels are sonically as dark as their name implies, fusing psychedelic rock with with elements of the blues and garage punk. They’ve toured with everyone from The Black Keys and Roky Erickson to Queens of the Stone Age and Wolfmother, but rather than being overshadowed by their peers, the group’s soldiered on toRead more...

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