Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: The Helio Sequence

When a band self-titles an album midway through their career, it’s usually for one of two reasons: they’ve either run out of ideas or they’ve taken a significantly new tact. For Portland duo The Helio Sequence, the reason is obvious. Rather than mull over songs in their usual slow-going and contemplative process, they took inspirationRead more…

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Live Video: Mikal Cronin

Showcasing tracks from his recently released MCIII on Merge Records, Californian singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin fills the KEXP live room with his most realized, beautifully arranged, and well-crafted works to date. With an ear for melody and and a knack for emotional resonance, tracks like the opener “Turn Around” or the immaculate “say” exhibit his trademarkRead more…

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Live Video: Polaris

There were two generations of Polaris fans at KEXP this day. There were those of us who remember the band from the ’90s Nickelodeon TV show The Adventures Of Pete And Pete: the band composed the soundtrack for the now cult-classic series and even appeared on the show’s opening credits. And, then there were thoseRead more…

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Live Video: Other Lives

“Let’s get heavy,” Other Lives frontman Jesse Tabish jokes before launching into the principle dichotomies behind the creation of their latest release, Rituals. But whether they’re conflating old and new styles or humanity’s primal nature and our technologically isolating modern world, the surprising thing about the Portland-via-Stillwater, Oklahoma band’s densely layered songs is actually howRead more…

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KEXP Joins Public Radio Video Platform VuHaus

KEXP is excited to announce that we are teaming up with VuHaus (pronounced “view house”), a new non-commercial, digital music video platform for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs. Through a website and mobile app, VuHaus will curate performances and interviews from leading public radio stations across theRead more…

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Live Video: Lord Huron at The Triple Door

KEXP’s VIP Donors enjoyed a special show at The Triple Door when Lord Huron rode into town recently, on tour with their second album, the thematic Strange Trails. From the spirited “Fool for Love” to the more spiritual “The Night We Met,” the band delivered a tight show, evoking the West through layered sounds andRead more…

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Live Video: Twerps

“I did want to rip off Yo La Tengo a little bit. I also wanted to rip off The Feelies a little bit,” admits singer/guitarist Martin Frawley of Australian band Twerps. But the quirky quartet infuse those influences with their own cheeky charm, resulting in a unique style they jokingly refer to as “janky-pop.” ForRead more…

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Live Video: Brandi Carlile

From pin dropping to firewatching, Brandi Carlile has lately shown a lot of range. On the heels of her unamplified Pin Drop Tour, the Northwest roots rock troubadour has released her fifth and and most rocking LP. The Firewatcher’s Daughter is the first since the birth of her own daughter, but this time Carlile doesn’tRead more…

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Live Video: Two Gallants

San Francisco‚Äôs rocked out folk duo Two Gallants bring out their inner primal energy to the KEXP studio. Unleashing the musical fury of their 2015 release, We Are Undone, the guys bang out quality like it’s their lifeblood – all immersed in Adam Stephens’ fuzzed out prog sonics and Tyson Vogel’s kinetic rhythms. From theRead more…

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Live Video: Kaleo

Good music may be one of the few things Iceland and Austin, Texas, have in common. Kaleo is a perfect example of that bond. The Austin-based Icelandic four-piece dance around their influences while delivering songs with such diverse sound you wonder if their songs all come from the same band. But unlike some groups thatRead more…

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