Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Wishbeard

Seattle’s Wishbeard is one of those great bands that keeps the high hat and snare drum going. This is part of what makes them eminently danceable. With etherial guitars and vocal shouts like wolves howling into the night, the drum keeps a tight, pushing rhythm highlighted by the quickly hit snares and cymbals. This is supremelyRead more...

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Live Video: Real Estate

A lot has been said of how the latest album from Jersey quintet Real Estate is “their most mature to date,” but when the boys showed up to their in-studio session carrying a large framed poster of Bob Marley, and then began sound-checking with Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” it was apparent they’re the sameRead more...

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Live Video: Augustines

Augustines‘s new album is cause to rejoice -- as much for the band as for fans. From the ashes Pela, the Brooklyn band beloved by KEXP listeners but embattled by a disinterested music industry, songwriters Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson formed this new band named after their shared birth month, one of many bonds thatRead more...

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Live Video: Marissa Nadler

We might as well call Marissa Nadler a “local artist” for her latest release, July, out now on Sacred Bones. Recorded here in Seattle at Avast Studio with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), the album also features local luminaries Eyvind Kang, Steve Moore, Jay Kardong, and the guitar wizardry of Phil Wandscher, also knownRead more...

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Live Video: Little Big Show #8

KEXP, STG, and Starbucks kicked off the new year with another fine edition of our benefit series, Little Big Show. On January 31st, we joined together to raise money for Reel Grrls, a program where girls ages 9-21 can learn media production skills from volunteer professionals and voice their individuality through an engaging medium. LosRead more...

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Live Video: Lucius at The Triple Door

“Lovely” and “infectious” — mash those words together and it sounds something like Lucius. Watch and hear the band perform, and those words seem even more apt. Led by co-vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, the NYC-based five-piece blends gorgeous harmonies and lively percussion in girl group influenced pop songs, which sound terrific on recordRead more...

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Live Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Why is it that with so many intriguing bands, you hear they formed without the intention of playing out, that they were just collaborative efforts for the members themselves? Perhaps it’s because when artists make art for themselves, there is a sense of integrity, of personal experimentation and exploration - and not a thrust forRead more...

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Live Video: Bocafloja

By way of Mexico City, and now living in New York City, Aldo Villegas, a.k.a. Bocafloja, stopped by the KEXP studios for a live in-studio. Rapping in his native Spanish, Bocafloja displayed flows and styles that, even to those ignorant to the language, are filled with tremendous cadences and inflections, reminiscent Slug or Brother Ali. Bocafloja, who isRead more...

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Live Video: Barsuk 15 w/ Matthew Caws, Jesse Sykes & John Roderick

Last year, local label Barsuk Records celebrated its 15th anniversary, and to celebrate we invited three of their artists to the KEXP studios: Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws, Jesse Sykes, and The Long Winters frontman John Roderick. All three of these artists were celebrating the 10th anniversary of albums they released on Barsuk in 2003,Read more...

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Live Video: Raz Simone

Growing up, Raz Simone didn’t listen to the radio. He heard bits of gospel music in his house, but didn’t pay too much attention. In middle school, however, he began writing and performing his poetry over movie scores. At 14, Raz started to record his work. And now, some years later, he is making someRead more...

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