Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Lucius at The Triple Door

“Lovely” and “infectious” — mash those words together and it sounds something like Lucius. Watch and hear the band perform, and those words seem even more apt. Led by co-vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, the NYC-based five-piece blends gorgeous harmonies and lively percussion in girl group influenced pop songs, which sound terrific on recordRead more...

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Live Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Why is it that with so many intriguing bands, you hear they formed without the intention of playing out, that they were just collaborative efforts for the members themselves? Perhaps it’s because when artists make art for themselves, there is a sense of integrity, of personal experimentation and exploration - and not a thrust forRead more...

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Live Video: Bocafloja

By way of Mexico City, and now living in New York City, Aldo Villegas, a.k.a. Bocafloja, stopped by the KEXP studios for a live in-studio. Rapping in his native Spanish, Bocafloja displayed flows and styles that, even to those ignorant to the language, are filled with tremendous cadences and inflections, reminiscent Slug or Brother Ali. Bocafloja, who isRead more...

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Live Video: Barsuk 15 w/ Matthew Caws, Jesse Sykes & John Roderick

Last year, local label Barsuk Records celebrated its 15th anniversary, and to celebrate we invited three of their artists to the KEXP studios: Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws, Jesse Sykes, and The Long Winters frontman John Roderick. All three of these artists were celebrating the 10th anniversary of albums they released on Barsuk in 2003,Read more...

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Live Video: Raz Simone

Growing up, Raz Simone didn’t listen to the radio. He heard bits of gospel music in his house, but didn’t pay too much attention. In middle school, however, he began writing and performing his poetry over movie scores. At 14, Raz started to record his work. And now, some years later, he is making someRead more...

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Live Video: múm at Iceland Airwaves 2013

Each time we’ve gone back to Iceland over the past five years, we’ve been fortunate to discover and share with KEXP listeners quite a few bands who might not otherwise leave their shores. For every Sugarcubes and Sigur Rós, we found dozens of others, like Hjaltalín, Ásgeir, Of Monsters and Men (back in 2010!), LayRead more...

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Live Video: Band of Horses

“Are you digging our laid-back vibe?” Band of Horses band leader Ben Bridwell asked the audience during their recent concert at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. Following their recently released live recording, Acoustic at the Ryman, Bridwell and co. chose to perform very loose, rootsy interpretations from their entire catalog, often gathering the core string players —Read more...

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Live Video: Yuck

London quartet Yuck left a big impression on us with their ‘90s-inspired sound of squalling guitar riffs combined with boy/girl vocals. Unfortunately, KEXP left an impression on frontman Max Bloom, too, when he accidentally leaned against a wall of wet paint... d’oh! Thankfully, a KEXP t-shirt looked great on him as he and his co-hortsRead more...

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Live Video: Laura Veirs

It’s always interesting when you learn about an artist’s path to recognition – and it’s even more captivating when it involves details and arcs you’d never expect. This is the intriguing life of singer-songwriter Laura Veirs: she was raised in Colorado in the 70s, where she studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. She didn’t pay closeRead more...

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Live Video: Caveman at Iceland Airwaves 2013

Our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves isn’t always about the Iceland bands. While we do enjoy spotlighting groups that KEXP listeners might not otherwise hear, we also love to share with our Nordic friends some of our own favorites, like NYC’s Caveman, whose lush, dreamy indie pop sound translates to all cultures and climates. We’ve hostedRead more...

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