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Live Video: Ben Watt and Bernard Butler

Words and photo by Charina Pitzel: They met, not exactly incongruously, at a sopping wet backyard gathering of a mutual friend in London, sharing shelter and cradling warm beers. The fact it took so long for the fortuitous occasion to take place is what makes it so surprising. Ben Watt (one half of Everything ButRead more…

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Live Video: Meatbodies

Caught in a spin cycle of updated 70s punk and hard rock aesthetics, LA’s Meatbodies drop by KEXP shred out a hot plate of marinated melodies from their self-titled release on In the Red Records. Cooking up a rich mixture of fuzzed out genre-blurring jams and high strung vocals, this is a band that knowsRead more…

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Live Video: White Lung

White Lung‘s frontwoman Mish Way is nothing less than a singular, commanding singer, but the ferocious spirit that fuels her performances is empowering, not intimidating. On the band’s latest album, Deep Fantasy, Way and guitarist Kenneth William, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, and bassist Hether Fortune tackle a series of difficult subjects – drug addiction, dysmorphia, and theRead more…

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Live Video: Allah-Las

Showcasing tracks from their recently released LP, Worship the Sun, Allah-Las pick up the melodic strains of yesteryear and drop them into the comfy confines of the KEXP live room. The Los Angeles four-piece wrap intricate harmonies, complex chord progressions, melodic bass and vintage percussion up in waves of sun drenched classic SoCal sound. FromRead more…

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Live Video: The King Khan & BBQ Show

A true dynamic duo, Montreal’s King Khan and BBQ Show dropped by the KEXP live room to flaunt their tasty brand of retro garage and doo wop ditties. Marinated in all types of awesome sauce, this gruesome twosome wet our palates with a preview of succulent songs off their upcoming We Are The Champion releaseRead more…

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Live Video: HAERTS

At KEXP, we like to brag a little bit that we were among the first radio stations to express undying love for HAERTS. After “Wings” dropped at the beginning of 2013 and we put it on repeat for weeks, we knew we had to grab them later in the year at CMJ. But just aRead more…

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Live Video: Trampled By Turtles

There are two main takeaways from Trampled By Turtles‘ KEXP in-studio session last October: that these guys have serious technical chops and that they’ve got the songs to put them to use. The Duluth, Minnesota, quintet’s latest album, Wild Animals, features some of their most emotionally resonant songwriting to date, and when they stopped byRead more…

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Live Video: Cold Specks

Following up from her stunning debut, Toronto’s Cold Specks drops by the live room to give us a crucial shot of excitement by sharing a sprinkling of sultry and sincere tunes from her new sophomore longplay Neuroplasticity. Helping to embellish Al Spx’s powerful and magnetic voice is her minimal but technically brilliant backing band, whoRead more…

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Live Video: The Jayhawks

Talk about a storied past. The Jayhawks rose from the fertile era of Twin Cities rock that also produced such contemporaries as The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum and Prince. Though they often get tagged as “country rock revivalists” or “alt-country icons”, the band’s sound and personnel shifted throughout their nearly 30-year career. When oneRead more…

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Live Video: Allo Darlin’

Although the title of the band’s new album, We All Come From The Same Place, isn’t referring to a specific place, geographic location seemed to be on the minds of Allo Darlin‘ when they stopped by KEXP in October. The Australian/English quartet’s songs shimmered with an honed precision, allowing Elizabeth Morris and Paul Rains’ voicesRead more…

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