Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

The phrase “music is a universal language” is sometimes overused, but is perfectly fitting when it comes to Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. New York native Driscoll and Guinea-born Kouyate met at a music festival in Marseilles, France and instantly clicked. Despite the enormous language barrier — Driscoll speaks no French and Kouyate, little English — theyRead more…

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Live Video: Craft Spells

There’s nothing queasy about the latest from west coast dream-pop band Craft Spells. It’s been almost a year since their sophomore full-length, Nausea, came out on Captured Tracks; since then, songwriter Justin Paul Vallesteros has relocated back to Seattle and overcome a depression that influenced much of the “woozy” songs on the release. Vallesteros explained,Read more…

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Live Video: Restorations

A quick look at the Restorations tour schedule might have your eyes glazing over. After releasing their third studio album (LP3) in only four years at the end of 2014, the Philly indie-rockers have spent most of 2015 tirelessly touring across the U.S., the U.K., and even Jamaica. Or as singer/guitarist Jon Louden puts it,Read more…

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Live Video: Yelle

When asked how they deal with the stress of extensive touring, Yelle quips, “We are planking. Every day.” Maybe we should be taking notes. Hailing from Brittany, France, electropop duo Yelle (Julie Budet) and Grandmarnier (Jean-François Perrier) have captured a wide following in recent years with fans from all around the globe. Though all their lyrics are in French, Yelle isRead more…

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Live Video: Porcelain Raft

Five years ago, Italian songwriter/producer, Mauro Remiddi had a watershed moment. While tinkering away on the personal projects, he would record at home during time off from other bands and thought, “What if I opened the door of this room I’m in and let people see?” Luckily for us he did, and Porcelain Raft emerged. While touringRead more…

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Live Video: Mommy Long Legs

As lighthearted as they are lethal, Seattle’s Mommy Long Legs stepped into our live room to rock out a handful of tracks from their debut release, Life Rips, comprised of clever, hooky punk rock that mixed furious righteousness with a wicked sense of humor. Songs like “Horrorscope” and the title track “Life Rips” turn theRead more…

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Watch Live Streaming Video from Pickathon!

This weekend, on July 31st through August 2nd, Pickathon, the Northwest’s premiere roots festival, returns to the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon. And once again, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing happen thanks to the festival’s live video webcast. From your very own porch, couch or office, you can see and hearRead more…

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Live Video: Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles

Effortlessly weaving notes together to create airy, meandering harmonies, Shana Cleveland truly shines in the KEXP studio. In comparing Cleveland’s other music project La Luz, which has has quickly gained a respectable fan base over the past years, Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles‘ 6-year timeline is certainly much more laid back and chill, and it shows.Read more…

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Live Video: Calexico at Robert Lang Studio

Recently, KEXP returned to the grotto-esque space of Robert Lang Studios for another intimate session with one of our favorite bands. This time, veteran Tucson band Calexico performed an exclusive set for KEXP donors, featuring songs from their terrific new release, Edge of the Sun, plus an older favorite, and talked in length about theRead more…

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Live Video: Guantanamo Baywatch

Fresh off globetrotting tours to Australia, Canada, and the U.S., local based surf rockers, Guantanamo Baywatch, stopped by the KEXP live room to share new tracks from their sophomore LP, Darling… It’s Too Late. The Portland four piece embody the sounds of summer as they shred through rockabilly swells on “Raunch Stop” and “Barbacoa”. Meanwhile, on “Beat has Changed” and “Too Late”, Jason Powell shows off melodic croonsRead more…

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