Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Mac DeMarco

Describing the appeal of Mac DeMarco is like trying to explain the funniest joke you’ve ever heard to someone half your age. Words will only make you seem hopelessly out of touch. For all his goofball antics, the New York based, Canadian born singer-songwriter writes some catchy and melodious tunes full of real emotions aboutRead more…

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Live Video: Chastity Belt

On their sophomore release, Time to Go Home, local ladies Chastity Belt unveil a new maturity. While their 2013 debut, No Regerts, took a snapshot of the Seattle party, the follow-up captures the aftermath: maybe there are “regerts” after all? Take in the new songs in this excellent weekend afternoon session below. Chastity Belt won’tRead more…

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Live Video: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Few groups span the ages like Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Though not nearly as old as they music they play, the New Orleans ensemble first formed in the early 60’s to renew interest in traditional jazz. Over the past five decades, many of the Crescent City’s finest musicians have performed for visitors at home andRead more…

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Live Video: BRONCHO

Just enough hip? More like just enough hooks. If you’ve ever heard BRONCHO‘s “Class Historian”, you know catchy their songs can be. Recently, the Oklahoma band cast the contagious indie jams of their new album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman, into KEXP studio, luring us with their raw garage pop melodies and dreamy, newRead more…

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Live Video: A Place to Bury Strangers

Merchants of sound A Place to Bury Strangers once again drops by KEXP to flex their effects pedals and energetic noise. Armed with songs from their new release, Transfixiation, the Brooklyn trio delivers skull-splitting feedback in true Strangers style but also evident in the opening track “Supermaster” and the romantically retro “Now It’s Over”, underneathRead more…

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Live Video: Red Baraat

Brooklyn’s brassy big band Red Baraat stopped by on their way across the country on a national tour to bring their infectious world music into the KEXP live room. Led by percussionist Sunny Jain, the eight members draw on a Bhangra blend of North Indian rhythms mixed with hip-hop, funk and New Orleans jazz toRead more…

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Live Video: Ibeyi

With Ibeyi, every song is a blessing, sometimes quite literally. The Parisian born twin sisters reach deep into their French-Cuban ancestry and call upon the spirits of Santería on their debut LP, which blends Yoruban evocations with contemporary expressions of love and loss. Their music is, as they say, a mix like they are, ofRead more…

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Live Video: Swervedriver

With a healthy dose of cool Britannia, Oxford’s Swervedriver take the KEXP audience on a melodic joyride through a collection of new spins from their long awaited comeback release, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. Enhancing their legacy seventeen years after their last LP, Sweredriver are still the multi-dimensional beast we hoped they would be,Read more…

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Live Video: Daniel Lanois

Of the experiences that KEXP listeners tell us they value most, the intimate, personal interactions between artists and fans always ranks the highest. In our interviews and in-studio videos, we try to get as close to the heart as possible, but occasionally we are able to dive further into the creative process with individuals likeRead more…

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Live Video: Kindness

With a little help from some talented friends, British composer Adam Bainbridge, a.k.a. Kindness, charmed his way into the KEXP live room to share his collection of chilled aesthetics. Highlighting tracks from both his recently released album, Otherness, and 2012’s World, You Need a Change of Mind, Kindness explores the limitless boundaries associated with contemporaryRead more…

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