Category Archives: Live Video

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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Live Video: Built to Spill

For as cosmic as their jams can be and as free floating as their new album title appears, Built to Spill have never seemed more grounded. On Untethered Moon, their eighth studio album and their first in six years, the veteran indie rockers haven’t drifted away from their roots but, thanks to producer Sam CoomesRead more…

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Live Video: Nic Hessler

Filling the KEXP studio with his breezy pop/rock tunes, Nic Hessler flawlessly paints a picture of summer by the shore with a sound that is unmistakably Californian. Originally signed to Captured Records under the name Catwalk, he halted his career when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder in 2012. Though half of the songs were written in his teens, Hessler’s debutRead more…

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Live Video: Theoretics

The fact that Theoretics remixed the Blade Runner theme a few months back automatically backs up drummer Adam Gross’ statement, “We’re all sort of sci-fi nerds.” A five-piece livetronica band from our very own city, Theoretics certainly deliver sound-wise, taking us on a funky space-age aural exploration during their energizing in-studio. Taking cues from multiple genres to create an incredible, unique sound, Theoretics add aRead more…

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Live Video: Eternal Summers

Embracing the season, KEXP opened its live room for a shimmering live session with Eternal Summers. With a selection of cuts from their new Gold and Stone LP, the Virginia trio create a vast current of sonics that splash the ears with ditties are as deep as they are dangerous. From the tranquil nostalgic melodiesRead more…

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Live Video: Jacco Gardner

Multi-instrumental maestro Jacco Gardner brightens up the KEXP live room with a selection of highlights from his newly released Hypnophobia LP. From the opening keys of the self-titled track to the closing vocal hum of “Find Yourself”, Jacco and his talented backing band amalgamate the perfect mixture of psychedelica, folk and pop. What this alluringRead more…

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Live Video: Tanlines

Coming off a great Neumos set the night before, Tanlines arrived at the KEXP studio early the next morning to deliver a flawless live performance as a four piece. The addition of a live drummer and second guitarist to the Brooklyn duo’s always refreshing version of pop filled out their live sound wonderfully. The groupRead more…

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Live Video: Pizza with Rhett Miller

Just about the only thing better then sitting down for some pizza and beer to help KEXP’s New Home Campaign is doing all that with Rhett Miller performing live. This was the case last month at Ballard Pizza Co., where the always humble Dallas sweetheart Rhett Miller deflected all compliments KEXP threw at him andRead more…

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