Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: The Joy Formidable

Originally hailing from North Wales and now based in London, The Joy Formidable is a powerhouse dream rock trio. The live show-dominating, wild-eyed outfit recently released their third studio album, Hitch, once again demonstrating their emotional shoegaze and melody-driving arena pop. However, to mix things up a bit and to preview their set at Capitol Hill BlockRead more…

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Live Video: Wand

An integral part of the psychedelic garage rock renaissance of swirling out of LA, Wand have produced three solid albums in less than three years and melted minds with their fuzz-fueled bend of adventurous psych-, prog-, garage- and folk-rock. As this was the first time Wand performed live on KEXP, they sampled each album –Read more…

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Live Video: Lakou Misik

Formed after the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Port-au-Prince band Lakou Misik combines the diverse talents of elder and younger musicians and of modern and traditional styles into a unified message of hope, strength, and pride for listeners at home and beyond. The 9-member multigenerational collective joins KEXP’s Jon Kertzer for a positively joyous sessionRead more…

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Live Video: Boogarins

The psych- and Tropicalia-inflected rock of Boogarins is so intriguing that when their earliest recordings had been picked up by music fans all over the globe, in early 2013, the band hadn’t even played any gigs. Fortunately, becoming a live band only just shortly afterwards didn’t prevent the Goiânia, Brazil, quartet from quickly adapting toRead more…

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Live Video: Margaret Glaspy

A native of Red Bluff, California, Margaret Glaspy moved across the country to Boston, where she cut her teeth with master classes at Berklee (regardless of whether or not she was a student at the time) and local gigs. A few years – and one set of studio sessions redoing her original, iPad-recorded version ofRead more…

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Live Video: Pillar Point

With a wash of funky synth and a splash of dancey pop, Seattle’s Pillar Point is making waves on the electronic scene. Having transitioned from indie rock to indie synthpop, Scott Reitherman has just released his one-man project’s sophomore album, Marble Mouth, on Polyvinyl Record Co. In-studio at KEXP, Reitherman’s guitar and bass playing and singing rise toRead more…

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Live Video: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog

It almost goes without saying that anything that Marc Ribot touches turns to gold, and Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog is no exception. Aside from his own prolific solo career, Ribot has worked with captains of industry like Elvis Costello, John Zorn, The Black Keys, plus goes back thirty years and seven records deep with Tom Waits.Read more…

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Live Video: Little Freddie King 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: John Doe & His Rock n’ Roll Band

For the past 40 years, John Doe has done it all, from fronting legendary punk band X to acting in TV and film. On his twelfth solo album, The Westerner, he found inspiration in the desert around him in Tucson, Arizona, where he was recording with Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Take a musical journeyRead more…

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Live Video: Holy Fuck

Holy Fuck! Noise upon noise, wires upon wires, dance beats upon dance beats – and a dinner knife traversing a slide guitar? Yep, that’s how the unconventional Canadian electronica gang Holy Fuck rolls when performing songs off their new album, Congrats, which magnifies their noise-enthusiast, gear-gushing synth rock manipulations. Even after hibernating since their 2010 release, Latin, the twelve-year-old project hasn’t lostRead more…

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