Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Death & Music

It started with the Mom Show, a dedication by KEXP Morning Show host and producer John Richards as way to honor his mother after she passed away from cancer. The show touched so many listeners, who themselves have all been touched by the memory and loss of loved ones, that the show became a muchRead more…

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Live Video: Ought

When it comes to young bands making self-assured, thoughtful and influence-referencing music, Ought already do. The Montreal-based four-piece formed just three years ago amid a burgeoning DIY scene in the city’s Mile End district and, while drawing heavily from sonic inspirations like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and The Fall, have fashioned a sound of theirRead more…

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Live Video: EL VY

What a fantastic way to send off the KEXP Live Room at our Dexter/Denny studios! When the members of EL VY arrived to the station in matching polka-dot shirts, we thought they looked pretty cool, but then once they stepped into our studio with its iconic twinkling lights, we realized how special their customized camouflageRead more…

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Live Video: Mew

Danish psych-rock band Mew returned to the KEXP studios in support of their first album in six years, + – (pronounced “plus minus”). It ended up being quite an appropriate title. Plus: the return of founding bassist Johan Wohlert, who left the band in 2006 before the birth of his first child. Minus: original guitaristRead more…

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Live Video: Mammút

In the microcosm of Iceland’s music scene, where bands tend to germinate, blossom and wither as if viewed on time-lapse, the young twenty-somethings of Mammút might be seen as practically prehistoric. The five members literally grew up together during their decade as one of Iceland’s most critically acclaimed bands and, with the release of River’sRead more…

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Live Video: Ukryte Zalety Systemu

Today, we conclude our weekly series of Polish bands KEXP recorded while at the OFF Festival in Katowice with a bang. Wrocław trio Ukryte Zalety Systemu, whose name translates to “Hidden Benefits System”, clearly reference bands like Gang of Four as they decry the erosion of individualism in the face of political deceit, pervasive commercialismRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: Kultur Shock

There are many paths that lead one to emigrate and there are many roads to becoming a musician. When you combine the two, you often find a unique beast that exists in between dimensions. The legendary Balkan band Kultur Shock is such a beast. Sometimes a musician or band creates a persona to sell toRead more…

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Live Video: Enchanted Hunters

Dream-pop quartet Enchanted Hunters was formed in Gdańsk, in north Poland, by Małgorzata Penkalla. What originally started as a solo project truly flourished with the addition of new band members: in 2012, they released their debut Peoria, followed by the Little Crushes EP last year. Their music has been described as “what could possibly happenRead more…

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Live Video: Edna Vazquez at Pickathon, Logging Road Sessions

Pickathon’s 2015 Fall Season has just begun. This week, they’re kicking off an ambitious run of four new episodes every week through February 2016. Through twelve individual channels of content, you’ll be able to experience this one of a kind festival in the most intimate of ways… you’ll go, On the Farm, up to theRead more…

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Live Video: Django Django

A far cry from the “bedroom setup” they used to record their debut album, which took the world by storm in 2011, Django Django recently released the studio recorded Born Under Saturn, with a more confident and much bigger sound. The London four-piece didn’t let fame or external pressures influence the new material, and each member actively collaborated in the creative process,Read more…

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