Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Explosions in the Sky

The music of Explosions in the Sky has always lived up to the expectations set by the band’s evocative name, and on their seventh studio album, The Wilderness, the Austin, Texas outfit continues to create singular, cathartic, and often breathtaking instrumental compositions. Joining host Troy Nelson during Bumbershoot 2016, the post-rock titans play five ofRead more…

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Live Video: Warpaint

Heads Up on the dance floor! LA band Warpaint sound the drums on their rhythmically driven third LP by infusing their typically broody post-punk with more hypnotic dub and funk grooves. The battle-ready four-piece charged the KEXP live room to perform their first single, “New Song”, and three other new songs on the Midday ShowRead more…

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Live Video: Atmosphere

As you’d expect after 20 years of performing together, Atmosphere bring a boatload of topics to their new LP, Fishing Blues. The personal and political wind throughout the hip hop duo’s emotive songs, which flow between Slug’s sharp rapping and Ant’s soulful production. Recently, the Minneapolis vets docked in Seattle to perform live on theRead more…

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Live Video: Peter Bjorn and John

Swedish rockers Peter Bjorn and John have been proselytizing their pro-60s pop prowess since 1999. The trio really took the indie world by storm back in 2006 with their dance-floor hit “Young Folks,” and ten years later, they’re still artfully writing their whistle-catchy songs like the title track to their new album, Breakin’ Point. Live in-studio at KEXP, PeterRead more…

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Live Video: The Coathangers

For the past decade, The Coathangers have been scrapping their way out of Atlanta’s indie punk scene and pull no punches on Nosebleed Weekend, their fifth release, and fourth on Seattle label Suicide Squeeze. Live in-studio, the heavy hitting trio, who originally formed as a joke, have serious fun as they play some feral-and-free jams, complete withRead more…

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Live Video: JFDR at Iceland Airwaves

This Saturday, KEXP presents Reykjavik Calling, the sister city showcase featuring some of the best bands and artists emerging from Seattle and Reykjavik. It’s our seventh year featuring this cross-cultural musical exploration, and one of the two acts traveling here from Iceland is long-time KEXP favorite Jófríður Ákadóttir, who has performed many times on ourRead more…

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Live Video: Weaves

If Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were related and they had a uniquely uncompromising third sibling it would be vocal-and-guitar-wailing Weaves. The Toronto four-piece isn’t afraid to push the envelop in an free form, experimental effort to expand their own style of indie rock. Having been a band forRead more…

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Live Video: Ghosts I’ve Met

The acoustic, rainy-day ballads of Ghosts I’ve Met, fronted by Seattle’s Sam Watts, are minimal in structure, soothing in spirit, sotto voce in tone, and come with a heavy sense of hope and fleeting moments. Having just released a new body of songs for his 2016 album, Night Repairs, Watts continues to compose in a way that simultaneously makes you mindful ofRead more…

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Live Video: Caveman

Brooklyn band Caveman continues to evolve on their third album, updating the harmonic indie-folk of 2011’s CoCo Beware and the expansive space-prog of their 2013 self-titled LP for a larger, more atmospheric, ’80s-steeped pop-rock sound. While the concept story behind Otero War is vaguely sci-fi, the songs traverse more human terrain lyrically, focusing on existentialRead more…

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Live Video: Wolf Parade

Montreal-formed band Wolf Parade, now mostly based in Vancouver, make up for 13 years of not performing live on KEXP with an extra-long set in our new studio, covering their entire 2016 EP plus two classics harking back to their very first recording. Co-songwriters Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner, drummer Arlen Thompson and multi-instrumentalist DanteRead more…

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