Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Kyle Craft

Kyle Craft leads a storied life. The Portland-based singer-songwriter trails with him a cast misfit characters and messed up relationships from his former home in Shreveport, Louisiana, to populate is his rollicking full-length debut, Dolls Of Highland. He also carries with him a sound with a past of its own, from the smoky bars andRead more…

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Live Video: Bleached

The city of Los Angeles has always been a backdrop for west coast punk band Bleached: there’s a fun-in-the-sun melodic sound paired with a gritty Sunset Strip side. But on their latest album, Welcome the Worms, they escaped to Joshua Tree to find inspiration. “It’s funny, because when we would go to the desert, that’sRead more…

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Live Video: Black Mountain

When Vancouver-based band Black Mountain stepped in the studio, we got a contact high. Not necessarily from their clothing, but definitely from their heavy, sludgy, psychedelic sound. Vocalists Stephen McBean and Amber Webber trade verses over a Black Sabbath-inspired wave of droning guitar and keyboard. The KEXP session was a little bit of a homecoming,Read more…

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Live Video: Frankie Cosmos

She may be young (she just turned 22 in March), but New York’s Frankie Cosmos (real name: Greta Kline) literally has too many albums to count, in that, I tried, and I got tired of counting. With album titles like the landlord LOVES restaurants! (2011) and Collaborative Farting (2011), and song titles like “little blushingRead more…

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Live Video: Songhoy Blues

What do you get when Malian refugees decide to meet up to make inventive desert rock? The brilliant, heartfelt grooves of Songhoy Blues. Originally from Timbuktu, the four-piece make beautiful, eastern-scaled music not only born out of political unrest but also out of an unwavering love for a rich sound from their homeland, which wasn’t being made inRead more…

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Live Video: Cullen Omori

There’s a new pop-savvy sheriff in Sub Pop town, and he goes by the name of Cullen Omori, and instead of having to wield a Smith Western to corral a crowd’s attention, all he has to do is coo his name. Omori quickly became a wunderkind as one of the instrumental brains of the Chicagoan outfit Smith Westerns,Read more…

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Live Video: KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening

Last month, KEXP officially opened the doors to our new home. To celebrate, we invited all our friends. Thousands of listeners and supporters showed up to our all-day party, featuring many of our favorite artists performing. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Bob Mould and Deep Sea Diver wowed the crowd outside in the Seattle Center’sRead more…

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Live Video: Wolf People at Pickathon, Logging Road Sessions

Welcome to Pickathon’s 2016 Spring Season. Each week, the rustically set, Portland-area festival is running an ambitious program of four new episodes. Through twelve individual channels of content, you can experience this one-of-a-kind festival in the most intimate of ways… you’ll go, On The Farm, up to The Pumphouse, across to The Slab, out toRead more…

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Live Video: Frightened Rabbit

“You don’t need to do that same ol’ shtick.” That’s apparently what Aaron Dessner of The National told Scott Hutchison, founder and frontman of UK group Frightened Rabbit. Since their 2003 debut album, the Scottish group have become known for their anthemic guitar-based songs, punctuated with lyrics of heartache and loneliness. With their latest release,Read more…

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Live Video: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

You’ve probably watched a lot of our in-studio videos, but you probably haven’t seen one quite like this one from Seattle’s eccentric, Johnny Cash-saddled Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. Having been around for ten years, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo certainly have their sound and live performance down pat. First off, there’s Mr. Amaker’s zany, frontman personalityRead more…

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