Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Benjamin Verdoes

Former Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band frontman Benjamin Verdoes came out to the KEXP studio to perform some of the new songs off his latest, 11-track solo project, The Evil Eye. From the unhinged, experimental undertones of Where The Messengers Meet to the structured melancholy of his new-found collaboration, Verdoes’ current music signifies an interestingRead more...

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Live Video: Fanfarlo

If Fanfarlo‘s right, there’ll be a definite beauty in our demise. Their third album, Let’s Go Extinct, looks at both the big and small pictures of our lives -- who are we? what are we made of? what are we doing? where are we going? how will we end? And by the sound of it,Read more...

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Live Video: Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit’s Jordan Lee has lived in various locations throughout the United States from Austin, Texas to Boston, Massachusetts. While traveling around America, Lee discovered and performed with many other musicians, eventually convincing them to join his music project. In fact, save for Lee, the band has no established line-up, allowing for more artistic freedom.Read more...

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Live Video: Katie Kate

Since her arrival in Seattle, Katie Kate, rapper and producer, already carries one album, Flatland, as well as two singles, Buffalo and Zombie, underneath her belt. A New-York native and Cornish alum, Katie Kate’s been creating art and impacting communities on both sides of the coast. As a consequence, Katie Kate is challenging the male-dominatedRead more...

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Live Video: Future Islands

From being 18-year-old kids playing house parties in Greenville, North Carolina, to last month’s nationwide broadcast on The Late Show with David Letterman that made them internet superstars — throughout it all, Future Islands have always stayed true to themselves, and to their strong work ethic. After spending nearly five years straight on the road,Read more...

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Live Video: Cheatahs

British band Cheatahs sped over to the Cutting Room Studios in NYC, all the way from London, to play a raw live set just for KEXP. Well, not exactly. Last month, the UK group, consisting of Dean Reid, James Wignall, Marc Raue, and Nathan Hewitt, made a quick 7-city jaunt in the U.S. to introduceRead more...

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Live Video: Delorean

Delorean’s synth-heavy alternative dance music resonates like the clean whir of a fully-functioning flux capacitor. Typically, their albums contain influences ranging from punk rock to electronic music, giving Delorean their eclectic sound. Having dropped a new album, Apar, in Fall of 2013 on the New York label True Panther Sounds, Delorean’s style seems to beRead more...

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Live Video: THUMPERS

THUMPERS — not only is the name itself indicative of their sound, but the preferred spelling is all in caps. “Every time people actually do it, I feel a bit bad”, confessed John Hamson Jr., one of the band’s two founders, in a recent interview with KEXP. But Hamson and his cohort Marcus Pepperell makeRead more...

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Live Video: Throwing Muses

“Seriously? Another song?” Kristin Hersh, frontwoman for Throwing Muses, teased KEXP’s DJ El Toro (a.k.a. Kurt Reighley) in mock-exasperation during their in-studio session, “We are so old, Kurt -- why are you doing this?” The veteran alt-rock legends are doing it for their latest release, Purgatory/Paradise, their first new album in a decade, and theirRead more...

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Live Video: The War on Drugs

Though the new album is called Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel seems like he’s just woken up from one. While it’s only the band’s third LP since forming nine years ago, Lost in the Dream is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors, as Granduciel transforms his oft-meandering ambience ofRead more...

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