Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Caveman

Brooklyn band Caveman continues to evolve on their third album, updating the harmonic indie-folk of 2011’s CoCo Beware and the expansive space-prog of their 2013 self-titled LP for a larger, more atmospheric, ’80s-steeped pop-rock sound. While the concept story behind Otero War is vaguely sci-fi, the songs traverse more human terrain lyrically, focusing on existentialRead more…

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Live Video: Wolf Parade

Montreal-formed band Wolf Parade, now mostly based in Vancouver, make up for 13 years of not performing live on KEXP with an extra-long set in our new studio, covering their entire 2016 EP plus two classics harking back to their very first recording. Co-songwriters Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner, drummer Arlen Thompson and multi-instrumentalist DanteRead more…

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Live Video: Pure Bathing Culture

Somewhere between Beach House, the ’80s, and The War on Drugs exists Pure Bathing Culture, the dream pop duo from Portland. The big, floaty sound of the partnered bandmates stems from Sarah Versprille’s melodically echoing vocals and Daniel Hindman’s airily reverbed guitar work. Joined by drummer Brian Wright and bassist/keyboardist Zach Tillman, Pure Bathing Culture stopped by KEXP’sRead more…

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Live Video: Thunderpussy

Without even an album under their earth-shaking name, Thunderpussy shred like no other outfit… and outfits they have aplenty. The Seattle four-piece bring their theatrical, sex-fueled, high-octane, bluesy rock show to the KEXP studio for an extended session, complete with “pussyfooting” dancers, live on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole.

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Live Video: Acapulco Lips

Maria-Elena Juarez, Christopher Garland, and Jordan Adams have been slaying Seattle clubs as Acapulco Lips with their cataclysmic six-string hurricane of a sound for a few years now, but with the release of their self-titled debut this year, they’re loaded with even more tunes that highlight their kinetic, explosive sound. In this in-studio session, theRead more…

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Live Video: Ultimate Painting

Since pairing up in 2014, Mazes frontman Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls vocalist/guitarist James Hoare have continued to enchant us as Ultimate Painting. While in town for the Capitol Hill Block Party (review here), the London duo (accompanied by touring bassist Will Young and drummer Bill Roe, aka label boss from Trouble in Mind) treatedRead more…

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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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