Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Doomtree

If you think it’d be hard to bring all seven prolific members of Doomtree together to record, you’d be right. That’s why the Minneapolis hip-hop collective called “all hands” for their first album in three years. Fortunately, All Hands is their most collaborative and socially-minded effort yet, showing off each artist’s unique voice and deliveryRead more…

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Live Video: Moon Duo

San Francisco’s Moon Duo once again light up the KEXP live room as they launch into their special psychedelic blend of astronomically awesome audio that is bound to elevate your mind into an altered consciousness. Casting some light on their newly released LP, Shadow of the Sun, the duo have built and improved upon theirRead more…

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Live Video: Stars

It’s hard to live up to a name like theirs, and harder still to shine brightly for over fifteen years, but Stars have not only lost none of their shimmering allure – they’ve somehow turned an amorphous Canadian collective, on par and in cahoots with Broken Social Scene, into a consistently productive and evolving group.Read more…

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Live Video: Israel Nash

A “rain plan” is practically unknown in the Northwest. It rains here too frequently, but rarely fervently, for anyone to need that kind of contingency. Instead, for us rain plans are active ones, scenarios for doing and being. Maybe that’s why Israel Nash‘s 2014 album, Rain Plans, gripped us so firmly. His music seems toRead more…

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Live Video: THEESatisfaction

No other group in Seattle has the reach of THEESatisfaction. In creating their unique psychedelic hip hop stylings, local duo Cat and Stas reach as high among the stars as low within the roots below, and place their feet years beyond as eons ago. In fact, critics can’t help but describe their new album, EarthEE,Read more…

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Live Video: Erik Blood

Another local favorite – the impeccable Erik Blood drops by KEXP to sink his multitalented fangs into a succulent selection of tracks from his upcoming untitled release. With help from XVIII Eyes talent Irene Barber, Blood fills the KEXP live room with warm, caressing tones that mingle freely with dark, hypnotizing undercurrents that tiptoe onRead more…

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Live Video: Steve Earle

It’s difficult to imagine something Steve Earle hasn’t done yet, but, believe it or not, until recently, the Texas-raised singer, songwriter, performer, actor, writer and teacher had yet to sing the blues. On his new LP, Earle pays overdue tribute to those who preceded and inspired him, and like the subject of the Robert JohnsonRead more…

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Live Video: Smokey Brights

From heartfelt harmonies to tranquil flirtations, Seattle’s Smokey Brights drop by the KEXP live room to unveil a decadent collection of tracks from their new rhythmically red rummed release, Taste for Blood. Duo vocalists Ryan Devlin and Kim West produce hypnotic results – tender chants that sound like they are coming from misty mountains inRead more…

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Live Video: Aurelio

Over 10 years as an artist, Honduras’ Aurelio Martinez again graced the KEXP live room to share his unique blend of Caribbean folk pop and cultural activism and showcase tracks from his recently released album, Lándini. Aurelio’s musical heart beats with very personal, complexly simple tales that drip through his raspy voice and catchy cumbiaRead more…

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Live Video: Lucinda Williams

For every country music star who seems to pop out of nowhere with a new mega-hit single, too many other talented artists struggle to reach even half the audiences they deserve. It’s a sad fact for musicians of all genres, but the ethics of “hard work for little pay” seem particularly true for country artists,Read more…

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