Category Archives: KEXP@SXSW

KEXP at SXSW 2011, Day 2: O.M.D.

If you have some particular aversion to synths, you might as well stop reading right now. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, aka O.M.D., use the electronic music making device like most bands use the guitar; the British synth-pop specialists embraced the emergence of the instrument when they formed in 1978 and haven’t looked back since.Read more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 1 Performances Online Now!

As you probably already know, KEXP has been down in Austin at South By Southwest for the better part of the week, hosting live performances from our very own stage at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. But what you may not know is that, even if you’re not down here for the shows, you can stillRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 2: Charles Bradley

Like fellow Daptone signee Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley has traveled an unconventional road to success. Born in Florida but raised in Brooklyn, he spent most of his childhood on the streets. After seeing James Brown live at an early age, he decided he wanted to be a performer and struggled to keep bands together andRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW, Day 1: Wild Flag

Riot Grrrl aficionados Sleater-Kinney may be a half decade defunct, but two-thirds of the band are back and ready for action. Drummer Janet Weiss and lead guitarist Carrie Brownstein have united with The Minders‘ Rebecca Cole and Helium‘s Mary Timony to form a veritable supergroup in Wild Flag. The band started touring last November, buildingRead more...

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KEXP @ SXSW Preview

Next week, KEXP is broadcasting live from Austin, TX, during the 2011 South by Southwest Music Conference, running March 16th through the 18th. We are broadcasting from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, where we’ll bring you exclusive live sets from Wild Flag, The Head and the Heart, The Black Angels, Yuck, Steve Wynn & The MiracleRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: The Raveonettes, KLRU Studios 3/15

photos by Chad Syme Retro rockers The Raveonettes just released their third full-length album Lust Lust Lust on Vice in the US in February and are touring the US in support. The Danish duo, discovered by Rolling Stone editor David Fricke at the SPOT Music Festival, are best known for their 50’s and 60’s drivingRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Rootz Underground, KLRU Studios 3/15

photos by Chad Syme Rootz Underground got their start as a live band known for their jam sessions in Kingston, Jamaica. They came together in 2000 and were together 5 years before they ever recorded an album though many members have known each other since childhood. They have a new album Movement and are currentlyRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Tapes ‘N’ Tapes, KLRU Studios 3/15

interview by Jim Beckmann photos by Chad Syme Minnesota rockers Tapes ‘n Tapes are on the verge of releasing their sophomore album Walk It Off on April 9th. This effort produced by former Mercury Rev guitarist Dave Fridmann (who’s also worked with The Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, and MGMT) shows more emphasis on lyrics as wellRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: These New Puritans, KLRU Studios 3/15

interview by DJ Shannon photos by Chad Syme These New Puritans take a break from their European tour to play showcases (including performing live on KEXP) at this year’s SXSW. Their debut release Beat Pyramid (out now in the UK and here this Spring on Domino Records) is one of the most anticipated albums ofRead more...

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Live @ SXSW: Holy Fuck, KLRU Studios 3/14

interview by Jim Beckmann photos by Chad Syme Having slayed the crowd at Glastonbury last year *and* accepted an invitation to play at the prestigious Rachel Ray SxSW 2008 party, Holy Fuck can be called a fairly new band but hardly a rising one -- they’ve risen. Bands who go for the “shock name” tacticRead more...

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