Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Nikki Lane

Singer-songwriter Nikki Lane, elated with country spirit and outlaw enthusiasm, recently popped into the KEXP studio again (you can see her first session here) to feature some songs from her new album, All Or Nothin’. With whatever endeavor she’s pursuing, Lane simultaneously appeals to the great canon of country music, citing influence from artists likeRead more...

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Live Video: Bobby Bare Jr.

“Should is a worthless word,” advises the always-wise Bobby Bare Jr. “The only time you use the word ‘should’ is when you’re talking about something that doesn’t exist.” On his seventh album, Undefeated, the Nashville artist clearly strives forward without any “shoulds” — laying himself, well, “bare” by writing about his recent divorce. (As heRead more...

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Live Video: My Goodness

With their latest album, Shiver & Shake, local trio My Goodness shrug off earlier comparisons to the White Stripes and The Black Keys with their dynamic new songs. During their recent in-studio performance at KEXP, frontman Joel Schneider explained to DJ Cheryl Waters that they were really able to take their time on the newRead more...

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Live Video: Chelsea Wolfe

With all Los Angeles’ sunny stereotypes, it’s easy to miss the darkness there for the light. But not Chelsea Wolfe. The SoCal singer-songwriter has carved a unique place in the music landscape with her epic “drone-metal-art-folk” style. On her recent third album, Pain Is Beauty, she takes a decidedly more electronic approach to her hauntingRead more...

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Live Video: The Comettes

The local four-piece that calls “Earth” its hometown, The Comettes have honed the sound born in the 1980′s - that distorted, etherial, big-voiced rock - and made it their own here and now in 2014. Think: David Byrne, Lou Reed or even Pearl Jam if you slowed down the tape a bit. The band releasedRead more...

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Live Video: Country Lips

What’s the best thing about the Seattle band Country Lips? Is it their name? Maybe. Is it their traditional Americana music? Getting close... Is it that they get people to dance and dance often? Yes! In a city not known for it’s folk music, accordion playing and hip shaking, Country Lips bring the best outRead more...

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Live Video: Eels

As frontman and principle songwriter of rock band Eels for over 20 years, Mark Oliver Everett has created a cast of unique characters, but none may be as interesting as the one that is himself. On The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, the band’s eleventh studio album, Everett, or just “E”, points the descriptiveRead more...

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Live Video: Kishi Bashi

When it comes to whimsical multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi, we should’ve known we had nothing to worry about. A couple of years had passed since his beloved debut release, 151a, and as DJ Cheryl Waters said to a co-worker a few months before the release of his latest, Lighght (pronounced “Light”), “I’m really nervous! I lovedRead more...

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Live Video: Manatee Commune

Just about a month ago, I had the honor of hosting a special all-electronic edition of KEXP’s local show, Audioasis, to showcase some of the finest electronic sounds coming from the Pacific Northwest! We did two live in-studio performances, including a video session with 21 year-old Bellingham-based artist Manatee Commune. Dude creates sublime ambient/chillwave/downtempo/classical songsRead more...

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Live Video: Joseph Arthur

Originally, he didn’t want to do it, but Joseph Arthur was eventually convinced to record Lou, a full album of songs by his friend and mentor, the late Lou Reed. Reluctant to turn the modern legend’s memory into “an opportunity”, Joseph Arthur approached the songs cautiously, simply, and unplugged — as opposite as he couldRead more...

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