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Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances. 628142

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Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances. 628142

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Great tunes

By Karaokemookie - Aug 31 2019
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What a podcast! Introduced to so many great bands/musicians.

Great Podcast

By Arrrggh - Apr 28 2014
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Great podcast. I learn about new artists & some that I’ve missed. Love it.

iTunes Ratings

254 Ratings
Average Ratings
199
28
10
7
10

Great tunes

By Karaokemookie - Aug 31 2019
Read more
What a podcast! Introduced to so many great bands/musicians.

Great Podcast

By Arrrggh - Apr 28 2014
Read more
Great podcast. I learn about new artists & some that I’ve missed. Love it.
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KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Latest release on Feb 26, 2020

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Pillow Queens

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Dublin’s Pillow Queens tackles topics like religion, sexuality and anxiety with precision indie rock songwriting that builds into swelling, cathartic choruses. While they certainly have their raucous and rowdy moments, the emotional core of the songs leaves the most sting.

This session comes from KEXP’s 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast from Kex Hostel.

Recorded 11/09/2019.

  1. How Do I Look
  2. Brothers
  3. Rats
  4. Child of Prague
  5. Gay Girls
  6. Liffey

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Feb 26 2020

24mins

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where the band originated in the early 1960s. Their latest album accompanying the documentary film, ‘A Tuba To Cuba,’ retraces the indigenous Cuban roots of New Orleans jazz.

The legendary ensemble stops by the KEXP Live Room to perform four tracks and chat with DJ Troy Nelson about the spirit of giving, being a part of Sub Pop’s creative community and the iconic Preservation Hall.

Recorded 11/18/2019. 

  1. Convergence
  2. Malecon
  3. Keep Your Head Up
  4. Sugar Plum

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Feb 21 2020

27mins

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Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers

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Haitian group Chouk Bwa dispels racist myths surrounding their Vodou (Voodoo) religion by showcasing mesmerizing rhythms and uplifting chanting focused on healing and celebration. Brussels-based electronic duo The Ångstromers adds layers of dub-style effects for a result they call “future-leaning Vodou dub.”

The group performs at La Chapelle in Rennes, France as part of KEXP's Trans Musicales broadcast.

Recorded 12/05/2019.

  1. Vodou Ale
  2. Ogou Bwe
  3. Neg Ginen
  4. Negriye

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Feb 19 2020

25mins

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NAVVI

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Seattle duo NAVVI used their latest record, '2502,' as an exercise in trusting their creative instincts. Recorded in the span of one week at a remote cabin, the result is a continuous, hypnotic mix of house rhythms and ethereal vocals.

Troy Nelson hosts NAVVI's Kristin and Brad in the KEXP Live Room for a performance of four songs and a conversation about their writing and recording process, Zelda and Kristin's corgi.

Recorded 10/29/2019.

  1. Human
  2. Dopamine
  3. Sampaguita
  4. Human Highlight Reel

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Feb 14 2020

24mins

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Frankie Cosmos

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On her fourth LP, 'Close It Quietly,' Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos engages with the idea of rebirth and reimagining, never lingering too long on the past. This comes through in her lyrics as well as the swirling instrumental stylings of each brief track, most hovering around 2 minutes.

From the KEXP Live Room, Kline plays four songs off the new record and talks with DJ Troy Nelson about her prolific writing style, her growing popularity and getting star-struck.

Recorded 10/30/2019.

  1. So Blue
  2. Windows
  3. A Joke
  4. Rings (On A Tree)

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Feb 12 2020

17mins

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Brakebill

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The music of Seattle-based rapper/producer Sam Brakebill-Hacke exudes Pacific Northwest with its gloomy, laid back beats, floating melodies and earnest storytelling.

Brakebill joins Stas THEE Boss on Street Sounds for an intimate performance and a discussion about developing his ambient sound, the heavy themes that inspired his latest album, 'Out The Window' and what's next.

Recorded 01/06/2020.

  1. Back Seat
  2. Two Weeks
  3. Cry Like A Boy
  4. Don't Call The Cops.

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Feb 07 2020

15mins

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girl in red

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Norwegian artist Marie Ulven, also known as girl in red, is a DIY success story. In 2015, she began releasing music on Soundcloud after writing, recording and producing everything from her bedroom. Fans quickly latched onto her unfiltered honesty about depression, queerness and teenage heartbreak, and soon her music was heard by millions.

Recorded at Kex Hostel during KEXP’s 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast, Ulven plays six songs and brings the crowd to laughter between each.

Recorded 11/08/2019.

  1. we fell in love in october
  2. summer depression
  3. bad idea!
  4. watch you sleep.
  5. girls
  6. i wanna be your girlfriend.

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Feb 05 2020

27mins

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Gabríel Ólafs

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Icelandic composer Gabríel Ólafs is a classically trained pianist who began writing melodies of his own at a young age, often creating themes for imaginary characters. His melodic storytelling is likened to film scores, bolstered by ambient strings and a thoughtful openness.

In this session from KEXP’s 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast, recorded at Kex Hostel, Gabriel performs six songs and tells the audience about the unexpected inspiration for his music, experimenting with sound and more.

Recorded 11/07/2019.

  1. Absent Minded
  2. Bára
  3. Cyclist Waltz
  4. Lóa (variation)
  5. Staircase Sonata
  6. Filma

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Jan 31 2020

29mins

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Seabear

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Indie folk outfit Seabear is comprised of seven musicians who, in typical Icelandic fashion, each have musical pursuits of their own. Joining KEXP at the 2019 broadcast from Kex Hostel during Iceland Airwaves, the band performs four songs to a sold-out crowd. Don't miss frontman Sindri Sigfusson's witty banter between songs, including why KEXP is better than algorithms. Recorded 11/07/2019. 4 songs - Arms, Waterphone, Leaf Mask, Wolf Boy.

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Jan 29 2020

19mins

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Brittany Howard

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Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard made waves last year with her debut solo record, 'Jaime.' Gliding on instrumentals that blend funk, soul, psych-rock and R&B, her dynamic yet intimate vocals are what make this a powerhouse record and easily one of KEXP's favorites of 2019. Hosted by Cheryl Waters on the Midday Show, Brittany discusses gaining confidence as a songwriter and solo artist, the deeply personal album name, the themes of race and sexuality in her music and touring with her idol. Recorded 11/18/2019. 4 songs - Stay High, Georgia, He Loves Me, Presence.

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Jan 24 2020

23mins

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