Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Holy Fuck

Holy Fuck! Noise upon noise, wires upon wires, dance beats upon dance beats – and a dinner knife traversing a slide guitar? Yep, that’s how the unconventional Canadian electronica gang Holy Fuck rolls when performing songs off their new album, Congrats, which magnifies their noise-enthusiast, gear-gushing synth rock manipulations. Even after hibernating since their 2010 release, Latin, the twelve-year-old project hasn’t lostRead more…

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Live Video: DoNormaal

One of the hardest working artists in the Seattle music scene, DoNormaal (the moniker of Seattle-via-California musician/poet Christianne Karefa-Johnson) burst onto the local stage in 2015 with the release of her excellent debut LP, Jump or Die. Since then, she has unfailingly proven herself as a top notch live artist and performer, and among the most excitingRead more…

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Live Video: Tacocat

One of Seattle’s most notable feminist impetuses is the outfit Tacocat. The Capitol Hill four-piece has not only perfected their glamorously zany fashion, but also how they articulate their outspoken pop punk panache via satirical songs like “I Hate the Weekend” and “The Internet”. Having recently released their third album, Lost Time, on Hardly Art, theRead more…

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Live Video: Twin Peaks

If the Rolling Stones had started their career in 2014 Chicago, they might have been called Twin Peaks. Having evolved out of their 2010 airy psychedelia origins, the youngsters have released Wild Onion (2014) and Down in Heaven (2016) that demonstrate textures reminiscent of the early 70s era of warm rock ‘n’ roll hits to produce a new generation of garageRead more…

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Live Video: Kevin Morby

At just 27, singer-songwriter Kevin Morby has accomplished much, both as a band member of NYC-based projects such as Woods and The Babies and as a solo artist. The songs on the third album under his own name, Singing Saw, are his sharpest and also most spacious, reflecting the divide between city and nature, fromRead more…

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Live Video: David Bazan

Our long-time musician friend, David Bazan, stopped by the KEXP studios the other day to play synth-ethereal songs off his new album, Blanco, which he so Bazanly described before the session as “basically electronic music with sadness.” No surprise there! If you know anything about the man you know he’s a poignantly witty lyricist, but is also oneRead more…

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Live Video: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Charles Bradley is one of those rare artists who can bring a crowd to tears, and that’s exactly what he did as he played a free public show in the gathering space at KEXP’s new home. A longtime James Brown impersonator, Bradley began performing as himself at the age of 62, emerging just in timeRead more…

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Live Video: Moderat

Berlin-trio Moderat, featuring the combined forces of the German electronic projects Apparat and Modeselektor, stopped by KEXP’s studio to showcase a few of their new bangers from their 2016 release, III. The “bored-with-current electronic-music-back-in-the-day” musicians put out a quick caveat that they were playing a more improvised set, which actually made for a more captivating experience –Read more…

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Live Video: The Posies

There’s a bittersweetness to the latest from long-running power pop veterans The Posies. The Bellingham-bred band endured two tragedies prior to the new album’s release: bassist Joe Skyward passed away from cancer earlier this year, and drummer Darius Minwalla passed from unknown causes last year. On the band’s eighth album, Solid States, out now onRead more…

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Live Video: Bombino

For Bombino, making music is not only a form of expression – it is also a political statement. Born in Agadez, Niger, a small desert town in the Tuareg region of Africa, Omara Moctar creates music under the name Bombino despite the near deadly dangers posed by strict government rule. After having to flee fromRead more…

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