Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: The Stubs

So far in our weekly series of Polish bands KEXP recorded while at the OFF Festival in Katowice, we’ve heard the inventive, experimental, electronic, traditional, and emotive sounds of contemporary Polish bands, but you might still be wondering, can they rock? The Stubs are here to say, hell yes! Over the course of 5 years,Read more…

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Live Video: Hippo Campus

“Your hippocampus does it alright” That astute observation from Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch on his cerebral ode to memory function is a heck of an understatement when it comes to Twin Cities band Hippo Campus. The young four-piece is quickly becoming the pride of the St. Paul scene with their breezy indie rock vibeRead more…

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Live Video: Małe Miasta

Of the sessions we’ve presented so far in our weekly series of Polish bands KEXP recorded while at the OFF Festival in Katowice, the music so far has been either experimental (Kristen and Olo Walicki Kaszebe II) or re-interpretations of traditional sounds (Hańba and Sutari), but as terrific as those artists might be, there areRead more…

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Live Video: Twin Shadow

George Lewis Jr., or as he’s known by his stage name Twin Shadow, is one of the most gifted indie pop artists in music today, and now, he’s proven to be one of the most resilient. Earlier this year, the Brooklyn based singer/producer/writer released Eclipse, his third studio album, to critical acclaim and has beenRead more…

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Live Video: Mike Krol

When it comes to Mike Krol, it’s not three strikes and you’re out. For the LA based, Milwaukee born songwriter, the third time’s a charm, or rather, a Turkey. His third LP, and recent Merge Records release, avoids incarceration with a liberating blast of hook-filled garage rock, smart self-reflective lyrics and punkish brevity – allRead more…

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Live Video: Sutari

There is much to agree about when it comes to Sutari – the intricacy of their compositions, the appeal of their stage presence, the aptness of their found instruments and the relevance today of the traditional songs they play. Even their name implies accord. “Sutarti”, the Lithuanian word that lends the Polish trio their name,Read more…

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Immigrant Songs: Chicano Batman

For this installment of Immigrant Songs, I was blessed to have Los Angeles group Chicano Batman live in the KEXP studios. They’ve been getting a lot of attention around the country lately, both by doing some killer opening slots during tours with Jack White and Alabama Shakes and by being on the bill at thisRead more…

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Live Video: DeVotchKa

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Denver band DeVotchKa, and in that time they’ve been doing the usual – you know, gardening, making babies, growing beards, writing ballets – just not releasing new material… at least not yet. Between occasional shows and a handful of concerts with the Colorado Symphony, the longtimeRead more…

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Live Video: Craig Finn

Some artists write songs about themselves, pulling facts from their lives in hopes of finding some mutual truths that can connect with their audience. Others create more from their imagination, searching for the universal within the abstract. Still even more operate in a sort of grey area between the two, filling in embellishing details whenRead more…

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Live Video: Ride

What happens when you strip away the feedback and distortion that defines a genre like shoegaze? Without all the fuzz, what of value remains? In the case of British band Ride, apparently quite a lot. Somewhat like shaving a cat only to find a bigger one underneath, we discovered during an acoustic session with principleRead more…

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