Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: The Both at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

What brought two already well known and respected artists together to collaborate on a new project? The internet, of course. Though Aimee Mann and Ted Leo shared a casual friendship and a liking for each other’s music, they bonded over things “#dumb” on Twitter. Eventually, a 140-character comedic repartee turned into a tour, and aRead more...

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Live Video: The Dream Syndicate at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Considering the early 80′s were the heyday of The Dream Syndicate, you’re forgiven if, like the song says, you’re “just trying to remember the days of wine and roses”. As leaders of the so-called Paisley Underground, the LA band carried the sounds of the previous decade, particularly of The Velvet Underground and The Doors, intoRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy

The sultry, swaggering supergroup known as Thunderpussy put on a fabulously glamourous show. I mean, just look at the picture above, how could you NOT be entertained?? KEXP caught up with Thunderpussy guitarist, Whitney Petty, to talk to her about the band, the attitude they flaunt, and much more! Which came first, the band orRead more...

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Live Video: Poliça at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Forget the big sales and weekend trips, KEXP spends Labor Day at Bumbershoot every year, where once again we returned to the “secret space” of the Music Lounge to present 14 exclusive live sessions with many KEXP listener favorites, including an otherworldly set of live and electronic instrumentation by Poliça, featuring Channy Leaneagh’s ethereal vocals.Read more...

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Live Video: Those Darlins at Pickathon

Nothing like dirtying up a pristine wooded oasis with some gritty rock from Those Darlins. The Nashville band joined us in the Bunny Glade during Pickathon last month for an acoustic set of twang-tinged girl group meets garage rock songs from their latest album, Blur The Line, and a chilling cover of The Crystals’ “ThenRead more...

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Live Video: Tuatara

It took nearly six years, but the members of Tuatara finally heard the shaman’s call. The members of the collaborative Seattle collective, led by drummer and producer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season, Walking Papers), gathered once again outside of the plain of their ordinary lives to create another album of instrumental worldliness and metaphysicalRead more...

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Live Video: Hiss Golden Messenger at Pickathon

Considering his past, The Lightness of Being might be a suitable alternative to name Hiss Golden Messenger‘s new album, The Lateness of Dancers. Whether he’s has found answers to the questions haunting his darker, folkier albums or just accepted the mystery and moved on, the Durham, NC, songwriter M.C. Taylor has stepped out into theRead more...

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Live Video: Diarrhea Planet

Sounds like nowhere you’d want to be, and as far a band names go, maybe not something you’d want to hear, but believe us when we tell you, Diarrhea Planet rules! Six guys from Nashville – four of them playing guitar! – live the credo of “Shred ‘Til You’re Dead” by blasting a fiery torrentRead more...

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Live Video: The Barr Brothers at Pickathon

You might never expect this to happen to you: strolling through the woods, lulled by an enchanting melody, sorrowful yet sweet, and finding not some wandering minstrel strumming in a sun-dappled clearing but a 5-member band set up with an organ, an upright bass, and a full-sized harp. That’s the scene passers-by happened upon asRead more...

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Live Video: Operators

Dan Boeckner may have followed his own advice to “start again”, but even with a new moniker, a new band, and a self-released debut EP released four days after its announcement, there seems to be nothing preventing Boeckner from shining through the darkness, no matter how often he disappears back into the ether. Operators addsRead more...

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