Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Little Big Show #9 with Cloud Cult and Benjamin Verdoes

Last month, Neptune Theatre hosted the latest in our ongoing series of benefit shows as KEXP, Starbucks and STG presented Little Big Show #9, with 100% of ticket sales going to local non-profit Hugo House. Headliners, and long-time KEXP favorites, Cloud Cult performed a typically uplifting set, as dynamic emotionally as musically. Following the releaseRead more...

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Live Video: Drive-By Truckers

Firing on all cylinders, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers zipped over to the KEXP studio to play a couple of their songs off their newest album, English Oceans. With an eight-string, robust Kay Vintage guitar and silvery crooning, the two displayed their stripped-down prowess, illustrating not only the group’s talented guitarists, butRead more...

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Live Video: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Brooklyn band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been going through some growing pains, indeed. Between their 2011 album, Belong, and their brand new release, Days of Abandon, the band lost longtime members Peggy Wang and Alex Naidus, and though drummer Kurt Feldman played on the album, he declined going on tour. ThisRead more...

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Live Video: SOHN

It’s only appropriate that his debut album is titled Tremors, because this beautiful, intimate session from SOHN had us all aquiver. Born in South London as Christopher Taylor, he had an early interest in music, but it was the groundbreaking Radiohead release OK Computer that led him into electronic music. Now based out of Vienna,Read more...

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Live Video: Gold & Youth

Vancouver/Toronto-based band Gold & Youth continue in the Canadian tradition of bands like Stars and Broken Social Scene, combining boy/girl vocals over danceable pop beats. Released on the iconic Arts & Crafts label last year, their debut full-length Beyond Wilderness captures ’80s-style synth beats with a noir atmosphere. We were thrilled to bring their dreamyRead more...

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Live Video: Katie Kate at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Celebration

Katie Kate stormed Hilliard’s Beer Taproom with a performance so stunning, even the children attending were floored. Alongside a live drummer and beat-maker, Katie Kate showed everyone in the audience what she was truly made of. Even if hard beats and surprising rhyme aren’t your cup of tea, there’s something totally inspiring about watching aRead more...

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Live Video: Liars

Ain’t no lie: Los Angeles trio Liars wove a captivating web over us with their dark, atmospheric in-studio session. Entwined in a colorful skein of yarn, inspired by the cover for their latest release Mess, the long-running electro-punk band strung listeners along with their dark dance pop. The colored string is not unintentional: as formerRead more...

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Live Video: Iska Dhaaf at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Broadcast

It’s difficult to imagine Iska Dhaaf as only a two-piece, even when they’re right in front of you. The sound of their full-bodied post-punk is supported by Benjamin Verdoes’ (Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band) unique ability to simultaneously play the keyboard and drums. It takes a talented musician to keep a band on beat, butRead more...

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Live Video: The Faint at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Broadcast

Set against the illuminated backdrop of the many pallets of Chrome Satan at the Hilliard’s Beer Taproom, The Faint, during their performance, looked like dance-punk dictators, rulers of some Mad Max dystopia in which beer’s more valuable than gold. In case you missed it, or in case you just wanted to view The Faint inRead more...

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Live Video: Eagulls

Leeds band Eagulls know how to incorporate punk fuzz and poppy hooks into a hard-hitting blend of speedy percussion, chainsaw reverb, and, well, demonic possession. Notorious for their thoughts on the so-called ‘beach-bands’ out right now, Eagulls aren’t looking to make any long-time friends with acts that don’t take influence from Joy Division, The StoneRead more...

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