Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Lord Huron at The Triple Door

KEXP’s VIP Donors enjoyed a special show at The Triple Door when Lord Huron rode into town recently, on tour with their second album, the thematic Strange Trails. From the spirited “Fool for Love” to the more spiritual “The Night We Met,” the band delivered a tight show, evoking the West through layered sounds andRead more…

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Live Video: Twerps

“I did want to rip off Yo La Tengo a little bit. I also wanted to rip off The Feelies a little bit,” admits singer/guitarist Martin Frawley of Australian band Twerps. But the quirky quartet infuse those influences with their own cheeky charm, resulting in a unique style they jokingly refer to as “janky-pop.” ForRead more…

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Live Video: Brandi Carlile

From pin dropping to firewatching, Brandi Carlile has lately shown a lot of range. On the heels of her unamplified Pin Drop Tour, the Northwest roots rock troubadour has released her fifth and and most rocking LP. The Firewatcher’s Daughter is the first since the birth of her own daughter, but this time Carlile doesn’tRead more…

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Live Video: Two Gallants

San Francisco’s rocked out folk duo Two Gallants bring out their inner primal energy to the KEXP studio. Unleashing the musical fury of their 2015 release, We Are Undone, the guys bang out quality like it’s their lifeblood – all immersed in Adam Stephens’ fuzzed out prog sonics and Tyson Vogel’s kinetic rhythms. From theRead more…

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Live Video: Kaleo

Good music may be one of the few things Iceland and Austin, Texas, have in common. Kaleo is a perfect example of that bond. The Austin-based Icelandic four-piece dance around their influences while delivering songs with such diverse sound you wonder if their songs all come from the same band. But unlike some groups thatRead more…

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Live Video: Young Fathers

White Men Are Black Men Too – Young Fathers‘ inclusiveness extends beyond the title of their latest LP. The adventurous followup to their Mercury Prize winning debut expands upon their already unconventional hip-hop-infused art pop toward an even wider spanning blend of gospel, soul, psych, prog and alt rock, and African rhythms. All of thisRead more…

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Live Video: Samaris

Whether it’s their surroundings, the air, the water, the isolation or a communal appreciation of the arts, something has given Icelanders a lock on creating otherworldly sonic landscapes. Sigur Rós and Björk are of course the most famous of them, but if you’ve been listening to KEXP’s broadcasts from Iceland Airwaves over the past sixRead more…

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Live Video: The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad have always specialized in making the darker side of humanity seem so grandiose and alluring, but they’ve never made gloom quite so emotive and magnetic as they do on their fourth album, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave. When the Scottish band brought six cuts from their latestRead more…

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Live Video: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Family band – it’s a term that can evoke either wholesome 70’s stereotypes or embittered alt rock rivalries, but London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis seem from a time further removed. Their sound and style recall those carnivalesque clans of dustbowl days with alluringly alliterative names that sought their fortune from town to town. ButRead more…

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Live Video: Stromae

Captivating our ears and showcasing why he is a global superstar, Belgian singer, rapper and songwriter Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, stormed into KEXP to spread his infectious grooves in this stunning live session. Laced with pop hooks, nineties electronics and Afro-tinged rhythms that highlighted his 2013 Racine Carrée release,Read more…

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