Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Red Baraat

Brooklyn’s brassy big band Red Baraat stopped by on their way across the country on a national tour to bring their infectious world music into the KEXP live room. Led by percussionist Sunny Jain, the eight members draw on a Bhangra blend of North Indian rhythms mixed with hip-hop, funk and New Orleans jazz toRead more…

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Live Video: Ibeyi

With Ibeyi, every song is a blessing, sometimes quite literally. The Parisian born twin sisters reach deep into their French-Cuban ancestry and call upon the spirits of Santería on their debut LP, which blends Yoruban evocations with contemporary expressions of love and loss. Their music is, as they say, a mix like they are, ofRead more…

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Live Video: Swervedriver

With a healthy dose of cool Britannia, Oxford’s Swervedriver take the KEXP audience on a melodic joyride through a collection of new spins from their long awaited comeback release, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. Enhancing their legacy seventeen years after their last LP, Sweredriver are still the multi-dimensional beast we hoped they would be,Read more…

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Live Video: Daniel Lanois

Of the experiences that KEXP listeners tell us they value most, the intimate, personal interactions between artists and fans always ranks the highest. In our interviews and in-studio videos, we try to get as close to the heart as possible, but occasionally we are able to dive further into the creative process with individuals likeRead more…

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Live Video: Kindness

With a little help from some talented friends, British composer Adam Bainbridge, a.k.a. Kindness, charmed his way into the KEXP live room to share his collection of chilled aesthetics. Highlighting tracks from both his recently released album, Otherness, and 2012’s World, You Need a Change of Mind, Kindness explores the limitless boundaries associated with contemporaryRead more…

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Live Video: Holy Esque

To call a band brimming such powerful emotion Holy Esque is like calling Scottish indie music in general “kind of sad”. The Glasgow quartet has already built a ton of buzz with their 2012 EP while touring with the equally impassioned (but sadly defunct) Wu Lyf, but they took time since then to develop aRead more…

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Live Video: Cult of Youth

Sean Ragon’s cult has grown. The neo-folk frontman is back, this time backed with a full-time band in Cult of Youth to exorcise his experimental, dark, demonically heartfelt songs. With the perfect mix of chemistry between the members, the group offers a carefully orchestrated and tense collection of tracks on the recent release, Final Days,Read more…

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Live Video: JEFF The Brotherhood

Nashville’s JEFF The Brotherhood may have been dumped by the major label that produced it, but their latest LP, Wasted on the Dream, is anything but. Its big, punchy sound adds fuel to their high octane blend of hard rock, metal, grunge and punk. And brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall dream big, but not justRead more…

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Live Video: The Juliana Hatfield Three

Twenty two years is a long time to wait for a group’s second album, but The Juliana Hatfield Three have not missed a beat on the new songs from their recently released, Whatever, My Love. Unlike the vast majority of ’90s bands currently slugging it out on the road, this trio does not have toRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: Chhom Nimol & Dengue Fever

Named after one of the most feared diseases that travelers to the Far East can contract, Dengue Fever is responsible for rekindling interest in a music that was nearly obliterated by one of most maniacal regimes of the 20th century. Based in the vibrant Los Angeles music scene, touring worldwide, and releasing a trove ofRead more…

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