Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba are set on changing the way we think about world music. Pushing the limits of traditional West African instruments themselves to embrace western styles and a more versatile melodic range, Bassekou Kouyate is proud of the modern innovations he’s made with the ngoni, a traditional stringed instrument, and rightly so. For generationsRead more…

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Live Video: Father John Misty at Columbia City Theater

These days, we all want love letters from Father John Misty. While the stage persona of former Seattle based songwriter Josh Tillman rose to indie stardom following his somewhat calculated invention and an inventive debut filled with 70’s inspired soft rock, expansive folk melodies and nearly excessively smart but always expressively conceived lyrics, he trulyRead more…

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Live Video: Wilco

It was an afternoon of contrasts when Wilco performed for a packed room of KEXP donors at Columbia City Theater earlier this month. You’ve never seen a sold out show so quiet, so reverently enraptured, as the band presented song after song in their set, ranging from old favorites to new singles from their recentRead more…

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Live Video: Toro Y Moi

If Chaz Bundick, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist/producer Toro Y Moi, is one of the founding fathers of chillwave, he seems to have defected in recent years to a rogue nation operating under somewhat looser rules and conditions. In this new land, framed by Bundick’s most recent LP, What For?, a greater range of pop music thrives, albeitRead more…

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Live Video: Tamaryn

If Tamaryn could be described by any one word, it would have to be “versatile”. The New Zealand-born, current New York resident has been all over the map, collaborating with numerous artists on various projects – Dum Dum Girls, Bret Easton Ellis, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, to name a few. But now Tamaryn is stepping it up with an ambitiousRead more…

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Live Video: Boxed In

As Oli Bayston, a.k.a. Boxed In, says, “Everyone who creates something is a product of their influences” – and he should know. The British record producer certainly has had a wide of array of influences, growing out of his previous work as frontman for the four-piece Manchester rock band Keith and working behind the scenes in recent years writing andRead more…

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Live Video: Galactic & Macy Gray @ The Triple Door

Supporting KEXP does have its perks. Donors who contributed $500 or more during the KEXP pledge drive are awarded membership to KEXP’s VIP Club concert series, allowing them access to exclusive, intimate performances throughout the year. In the past, such artists have included The Lumineers, Interpol, Sufjan Stevens, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Neko Case, Okkervil River andRead more…

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Live Video: Briana Marela

Although the title of Briana Marela‘s debut derives from a kids book about the physical world around us, the album itself best describes our state of adulthood in immaterial ways. In recording All Around Us, the Seattle native sought the elven shores of Iceland and the sprightly touch of Sigur Ros producer Alex Somers, whoRead more…

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Live Video: Palma Violets

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set) Flaunting a swagger similar to that of The Clash and The Libertines, Palma Violets is the kind of rock-and-roll band we all secretly wish we were a part of. Bandmates Samuel Fryer (vocals, guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals, bass), Jeffrey Mayhew (keys), and Will Doyle (drums) are young, sure, but they radiate aRead more…

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Live Video: Au.Ra

In a manner of speaking, frontmen Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles are master tightrope walkers. The duo behind Au.Ra balance shared singing duties, varying music styles, and even hometowns (shuttling often between Sydney and London) with striking ease and control. Take “You’re On My Mind”, the first song of their recent in-studio performance, for example.Read more…

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