Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: David Bazan

Our long-time musician friend, David Bazan, stopped by the KEXP studios the other day to play synth-ethereal songs off his new album, Blanco, which he so Bazanly described before the session as “basically electronic music with sadness.” No surprise there! If you know anything about the man you know he’s a poignantly witty lyricist, but is also oneRead more…

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Live Video: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Charles Bradley is one of those rare artists who can bring a crowd to tears, and that’s exactly what he did as he played a free public show in the gathering space at KEXP’s new home. A longtime James Brown impersonator, Bradley began performing as himself at the age of 62, emerging just in timeRead more…

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Live Video: Moderat

Berlin-trio Moderat, featuring the combined forces of the German electronic projects Apparat and Modeselektor, stopped by KEXP’s studio to showcase a few of their new bangers from their 2016 release, III. The “bored-with-current electronic-music-back-in-the-day” musicians put out a quick caveat that they were playing a more improvised set, which actually made for a more captivating experience –Read more…

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Live Video: The Posies

There’s a bittersweetness to the latest from long-running power pop veterans The Posies. The Bellingham-bred band endured two tragedies prior to the new album’s release: bassist Joe Skyward passed away from cancer earlier this year, and drummer Darius Minwalla passed from unknown causes last year. On the band’s eighth album, Solid States, out now onRead more…

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Live Video: Bombino

For Bombino, making music is not only a form of expression – it is also a political statement. Born in Agadez, Niger, a small desert town in the Tuareg region of Africa, Omara Moctar creates music under the name Bombino despite the near deadly dangers posed by strict government rule. After having to flee fromRead more…

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Live Video: John Grant

There’s a lot of things we love about our KEXP New Home, like having the space to house a beautiful baby grand piano (on permanent loan), and then hearing the gorgeous playing of artist John Grant down the hallways, with each chord reverberating and filling our in-studio space with the purest of sound. The sameRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP Soul Day

On May 13th, in honor of Stevie Wonder’s 66th birthday, KEXP celebrated Soul Day, featuring twelve hours of some of the best rock ‘n’ soul music ever made. From 6AM to 6PM, KEXP DJs spun soul icons like Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin alongside contemporary greats like Lee Fields and Allen Stone. A highlight to the curatedRead more…

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Live Video: Andrew Bird

We couldn’t be more serious: the latest from longtime singer/songwriter Andrew Bird is the artist’s most intimate album yet. Not only has Bird opened his life to a wife and child, but he’s opened up his music. “Most of my productions have been very autonomous,” he confirms to DJ Cheryl Waters. But for his luckyRead more…

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Live Video: The Thermals

Now on their seventh album, The Thermals show no sign of fading away, despite the title of their latest We Disappear, out now on Saddle Creek. With beloved producer Chris Walla behind the boards for the fourth time, the Portland punk trio continue to incite riots with their anthemic, fist-pumping songs. Here in the KEXPRead more…

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Live Video: Bob Mould

Minneapolis must have been a magical place in the ’80s with bands like Hüsker Dü breaking through the mainstream, and venues like First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry helping hone these rising new stars. A little bit of that magic was in the KEXP studios this day as Hüsker Dü’s former frontman, Bob Mould,Read more…

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