Category Archives: Live Performances

Live at KEXP Volume Eight: Tame Impala

Who’s on your Top Ten of 2012? Could be Tame Impala. The Perth, Australia, band’s recent album, Lonerism, actually grabbed top spot on NME’s list of Albums Of The Year. But a year ago, Tame Impala stopped by KEXP an amazing session live in our studios, one of the very few radio performances they’ve everRead more...

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Live Video: Kimbra

Kimbra stopped by our studios recently before her stellar show during this year’s Decibel Festival with The Stepkids (which you can read about here). Between songs of this rare stripped down performance, Kimbra talked with Stevie Zoom about headlining a U.S. tour (after first supporting Gotye and Foster the People), recording her new album, collaboratingRead more...

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Listen Now: Animal Collective live and acoustic on KEXP

Yesterday, we played a special live session with Animal Collective, recorded exclusively for KEXP at the Cutting Room Studios NYC. Today, you can hear it again... and again if you want! Featured in this session are the first and so far only recorded acoustic versions of songs from the new album, Centipede Hz -- “Pulleys”Read more...

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Listen to KEXP from Bumbershoot Music Lounge

This weekend, KEXP returns to the Bumbershoot Music Lounge returns for a glorious seventh year bringing intimate performances from some of Bumbershoot’s biggest names and broadcasting them live. This year’s lineup features an incredibly diverse and talented group of artists, from electro-pop sensations Passion Pit to the legendary indie rockers Low to the Ethiopian funkRead more...

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Outside Lands: Recapped

By Ian Robinson and Kat Metrovich Thousands of festival goers flocked to Golden Gate Park last weekend for the fifth anual Outside Lands festival in San Francisco. Touting an impressive line-up attracting audiences young and old, the three day music, art, food and wine festival featured over 70 artists and 55 restaurants packed into aRead more...

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Concerts at the Mural: No Depression Night 8/3

Plenty of blankets, babies, and dogs adorned the lawn in front of the stage for No Depression Night, the first show of four in the Concerts at the Mural series presented by KEXP and Seattle Center. The free show was packed with concertgoers who were treated with plenty of grooving, stomping, twanging, and howling fromRead more...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 1

Allen Stone and his band were the first act on the mainstage Friday night, and without a doubt, they opened up Sasquatch! with a bang. Stone’s set was 45 minutes of pure energy. He played all of the crowd favorites, including “Sleep”, “Satisfaction”, “Unaware”, and his wonderful version of Bob Marley’s classic “Is This Love”.Read more...

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KEXP In-Studio: Mark Lanegan Band

On the release day of his new album, Mark Lanegan made a special KEXP appearance at the Cutting Room Studios in NYC to perform live on the Morning Show with John Richards. You can now stream the full live performance and check out these amazing photos by Lauren Slusher:

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Live Video: The Rosebuds

North Carolina’s premier indie-folk quartet The Rosebuds have accumulated quite the repertoire since their conception in 2001. The talented multi-instrumentalists signed to Merge in late 2003 and have released five albums since, including last year’s Loud Planes Fly Low, which was met with strong critical acclaim. Fans of Bon Iver and Other Lives may recognizeRead more...

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Live Video: Keep Shelly in Athens

Dark, moody music can be a challenge to play first thing in the morning, but recently Greek electronic group Keep Shelly in Athens stunned KEXP listeners with their late night vibe live on the Morning Show with John Richards. (You can listen to the session here.) More challenging perhaps is our job to capture thatRead more...

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