Category Archives: Live at CMJ

Live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during CHBP: Part 2

More great sessions from KEXP’s broadcast from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party: Handsome Furs began as doors opened on Saturday with an energetic, if not aerobic, and fan-loving set; Seattle duo My Goodness blasted the crowd with their brand of gritty blues rock, while The Young Evils charmedRead more…

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Live Video: ZAZA at CMJ

During our annual broadcast from CMJ, we try to include as many up and coming bands as possible. Occasionally those bands are just about blow up (Arcade Fire in 2004), already finding their footing as indie rock mainstays (The Hold Steady in 2007), or the current buzz bands (The xx in 2009), but more oftenRead more…

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Live Video: more Choir of Young Believers at CMJ

KEXP listeners were so excited by the Choir of Young Believers performance from KEXP’s broadcast from the Cutting Room Studios NYC during CMJ that we just had to show you more. If you haven’t already watched the video for “Why Must It Always Be This Way,” you should do so right now! Then, check outRead more…

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Live Video: from the Morning Show during CMJ

There’s a reason festivals like CMJ Music Marathon exist: it’s one of the few times that bands from across the world, in a variety of styles, genres and localities can showcase their young, upcoming bands for American audiences. For some bands — even local ones — it’s their first exposure to the important tastemakers, whetherRead more…

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Live Video: The xx & The Temper Trap

Here are a couple more amazing videos from KEXP’s broadcast during CMJ at the Cutting Room Studios NYC. Gathering huge buzz lately is young UK band The xx, who turn out a hypnotic rendition of “Crystalised”, and Australian (by way of England) group The Temper Trap, whose “Fader” has to be one of the catchiestRead more…

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Live Video: Choir of Young Believers at CMJ

While all of the 15 bands performing during KEXP’s broadcast from Cutting Room Studios NYC during CMJ were great in their individual ways, the one that seemed to catch our listeners off guard with its stunning beauty and intensity was Choir of Young Believers. Morning Show host John Richards wrote all about it for NPRRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP at CMJ with The Blakes, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson & Rubik

Fifteen bands performed for KEXP’s broadcast from The Cutting Room Studios NYC during CMJ this year, showcasing talent from coast to coast. In just on one of the five days, we featured bands from Seattle to Brooklyn… to Finland with The Blakes, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, and Rubik. Here’s a video each of these greatRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ 2009, Day 5: The Moondoggies

Rising out of a city racked with strip malls and commercial real estate are Everett, Washington’s The Moondoggies, an unlikely diamond in the rough found in the suburban landscape. Bandmates Kevin Murphy, Robert Terreberry, Carl Dahlen, and Caleb Quick have been playing together since they were teenagers and now, while barely yet in their mid-twenties,Read more…

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KEXP at CMJ 2009, Day 5: Choir of Young Believers

All the way from Copenhagen, Denmark, Choir of Young Believers are exactly what you need this time of the year. Mostly the work of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, the gentle acoustic melodies and deeply textured beats are perfect Autumn listening as far as we’re concerned. Showing a nice variety in their music, the songs on ChoirRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ 2009, Day 5: Alec Ounsworth

Today is acoustic day at The Cutting Room Studios NYC. You may know Alec Ounsworth from his other band, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, or his side moniker Flashy Python. The Philadelphia singer/songwriter is finally venturing out on his own name with his solo debut album Mo Beauty. We think Alec has been “solo” forRead more…

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