Category Archives: Live Video

El Sonido: Terror Amor, Buyepongo, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Frikstailers

This week in El Sonido we’ve got some rock and roll and some electronic styles to share – taking us from Spain to Puerto Rico, Los Angeles to planet Klajnak. Kicking it off is AJ Dávila y Terror Amor with an exclusive live KEXP performance that they recorded in October of 2014. There’s drinking, there’sRead more…

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Live Video: Albert Hammond, Jr.

It’s hard to lament The Strokes hiatus when their guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. keeps putting out such great solo releases. On his third full-length, Momentary Masters, he delves into an unintentional new wave inspiration (“I don’t really know how to put it into categories,” he tells DJ Troy Nelson. “But that sounds good, I likeRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: La Santa Cecilia

“We carry it now as a badge of honor,” says Miguel Ramirez, percussionist of Los Angeles group La Santa Cecilia, “to say that we are immigrants or children of immigrants.” After the band had stopped by KEXP a few months earlier to perform live I reached out over the phone so we could talk aRead more…

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Live Video: Ride

We could think of no better band to close out the live room at KEXP’s Dexter and Denny studio than legendary shoegazers Ride. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut Nowhere, the UK quartet reunited for a worldwide tour. We captured a stunning acoustic session from founding frontmen Andy Bell and MarkRead more…

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Live Video: Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest came dressed for success to their first KEXP in-studio session. Adorned in suits and ties, the young Seattle band got down to business with a fantastic five-song set of lo-fi epic indie rock. Despite his relatively young age, frontman and songwriter Will Toledo (reportedly just 22-years-old) already has eleven albums under hisRead more…

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Live Video: Hinds

There’s a deceptive appeal to Hinds. At first listen to their buoyant jangle pop, and even at first glance at their fresh faces, the young Madrid garage rockers might be taken less seriously than they deserve. No doubt, they perform to have fun, but it’s exactly their carefree attitude, slightly off-kilter harmonies, imperfect pronunciations, frequentRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: KEXP’s Video Producers

This past year, KEXP’s video team recorded and produced hundreds of memorable sessions performed in the live room at the our Dexter location. At this time of year, as everyone else is looking back over their favorites, so are we, but it’s nearly impossible to choose! Each band that entered our starry space or steppedRead more…

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Live Video: Happyness at Pickathon, Logging Road Sessions

Pickathon’s 2015 Fall Season continues. Each week, the rustically set, Portland-area festival is running an ambitious program of four new episodes every week through February 2016. Through twelve individual channels of content, you can experience this one-of-a-kind festival in the most intimate of ways… you’ll go, On The Farm, up to The Pumphouse, across toRead more…

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Live Video: Julia Holter

When Julia Holter sings “Can I feel you?” on “Feel You”, it’s more of a question of capability than one of permission, recalling a feeling of faint familiarity mixed with a lingering inquisitiveness. That gap between existing in a moment and fully grasping it is where the songs on Have You In My Wilderness, Holter’sRead more…

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Live Video: Salad Boys

Summing a two-song barrage in the KEXP studio by New Zealand’s Salad Boys, DJ Kevin Cole exclaimed that they sound like “the best of The Feelies, Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo in one song”. While they certainly make a lovable racket channeling those and other legendary bands from their hometown Flying Nun label, theRead more…

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