Category Archives: OFF Festival

OFF Festival 2017: L.Stadt Field Recordings + A Final Look Back

Back in August, KEXP traveled to Katowice, Poland for our third year at the OFF Festival. In addition to our live broadcast and on-site interviews with bands like Silver Apples, Beak>, and more, we were also able to capture some field recordings with Polish band L.Stadt. Hailing from Łódź, the band has been exploring aRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017: Interviews w/ Silver Apples, Kikagaku Moyo, Bastard Disco

Day 2 of KEXP’s visit to the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland was a perfect reflection of what founder Artur Rojek is aiming for: diversity not only in sound but in origin. KEXP’s DJ Morgan spent time chatting with musicians from around the globe: up-and-coming Warsaw band Bastard Disco, Tokyo psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo, andRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017: Interviews w/ Beak>, Artur Rojek, Ulrika Spacek, Trupa Trupa, MORE

For our third year, KEXP returned to Katowice, Poland for OFF Music Festival, a weekend of music after our own hearts. “The OFF line-up neither favors nor discriminates against any specific genres,” explained founder (and musician himself), Artur Rojek. “What matters is the music and the quality of that music. We want the OFF FestivalRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017, Day 3: Conor Oberst, Boris, Swans, Lor, L.Stadt, MORE

We just finished having breakfast with our friends from Don’t Panic! We’re From Poland, an awesome organization that promotes Polish culture across the world, who assisted KEXP in coming to and broadcasting from the OFF Festival. Just as an aside, the Polish people do not mess around when it comes to breakfast. The buffet atRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017, Day 2: PJ Harvey, Talib Kweli, Bastard Disco, Silver Apples, Kikagaku Moyo, MORE

We wrapped up day two of the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland in the wee hours of the morning, tired but very happy and with the desire to reflect on the many positive aspects of the festival. We have been so impressed with OFF Festival, not just because of the high caliber of the lineupRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017, Day 1: Guiding Lights, Shame, Trupa Trupa, Beak>

Now in its 12th year, the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland has established a place as one of the most unique and enjoyable in Europe. Established in 2006 by renowned Polish musician and self-proclaimed music fan, Artur Rojek, it has grown into a destination for over 15,000 music fans per day to descend uponRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017: Live Broadcast from Katowice, Poland 8/4-8/6

KEXP is excited to be heading back to Katowice, Poland for our third year at the OFF Festival, this Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th! (See our coverage from years past here.) Our goal, as always when partnering with amazing festivals like OFF, is to discover and share new music from across the globeRead more…

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KEXP at OFF Festival 2016

By Darek Mazzone Festivals are amazing. The gathering of tribes, the sense of discovery, the hard work that it takes to put a good one together – all of these things combine to create a memorable experience for everyone who attends. Beyond the audience, even the staff and the artists on stage all feel theRead more…

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Live Video: Ukryte Zalety Systemu

Today, we conclude our weekly series of Polish bands KEXP recorded while at the OFF Festival in Katowice with a bang. Wrocław trio Ukryte Zalety Systemu, whose name translates to “Hidden Benefits System”, clearly reference bands like Gang of Four as they decry the erosion of individualism in the face of political deceit, pervasive commercialismRead more…

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Live Video: Enchanted Hunters

Dream-pop quartet Enchanted Hunters was formed in Gdańsk, in north Poland, by Małgorzata Penkalla. What originally started as a solo project truly flourished with the addition of new band members: in 2012, they released their debut Peoria, followed by the Little Crushes EP last year. Their music has been described as “what could possibly happenRead more…

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