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KEXP Live Performances Podcast

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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 Podcast

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

Work made more enjoyable

By Bowdoinham - Apr 28 2012
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I find myself thinking about some of these tunes and artists during the day. Thank you

iTunes Ratings

213 Ratings
Average Ratings
170
23
7
5
8

Great Podcast

By Arrrggh - Apr 28 2014
Read more

Great podcast. I learn about new artists & some that I’ve missed. Love it.

Work made more enjoyable

By Bowdoinham - Apr 28 2012
Read more

I find myself thinking about some of these tunes and artists during the day. Thank you

Cover image of KEXP Live Performances Podcast

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Updated 20 days ago

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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

Rank #1: The Lumineers

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Four years after the Denver, Colorado trio made the leap from small, sweaty clubs to massive outdoor stages, the Lumineers have retained their breezy, rustic charm on their sophomore effort, "Ophelia". Returning to an intimate venue not unlike the ones th

Jul 08 2016
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #2: Pedro The Lion

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Pedro The Lion's return in 2019 found David Bazan revitalized and passionate, crafting one of his strongest albums in years. Backed by his band, Bazan performs a set of songs from the new album, Phoenix, along with some Pedro classics in the KEXP Gatherin

Apr 12 2019
31 mins
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Rank #3: Dilly Dally

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Heaven, Dilly Dally's second album, is roaring and relentless, finding Katie Monks and co. more direct and dynamic than ever. In this session, the Toronto group perform four Heaven songs and in the KEXP Live Room and discuss making the album with DJ Kevin

Jan 04 2019
20 mins
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Rank #4: The War On Drugs

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It's an understatement to say The War On Drugs' return to KEXP was highly anticipated, but it's the best that words can do for this sublime session from Adam Granduciel and company. Featuring four songs off the band's beautiful new album A Deeper Understa

Oct 18 2017
31 mins
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Rank #5: Alt-J

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For their fifth session (and first in KEXP's new Live Room), longtime station favorites Alt-J went intimate to match the insular tone of their latest LP, Relaxer. With a pared-down semi-acoustic setup, the English trio play a pair of new tracks and a trio

Jul 14 2017
28 mins
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Rank #6: Lucius

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"It was like being in a car that hit the brakes and suddenly we had all this stuff to say." After spending nearly two years on the road behind their 2013 debut Wildewoman, Lucius had plenty of stories to tell on what would become their 2016 sophomore effo

Sep 09 2016
28 mins
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Rank #7: Thievery Corporation

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From trip-hop to R%26B to bossa nova - to name only a few styles incorporated in the Washington D.C. collective's music - Thievery Corporation's diverse rhythms and textures remain a vibrant touchstone to numerous styles of music 20 years after the band's

Dec 21 2016
29 mins
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Rank #8: Kate Tempest

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Kate Tempest's performance of the first half of her 2016 opus Let Them Eat Chaos at KEXP's broadcast from Iceland Airwaves 2016 was a highlight of both the festival and the whole year, so it's no surprise that her return trip to KEXP's Seattle studio is y

May 19 2017
31 mins
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Rank #9: Local Natives

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On their third LP, Sunlit Youth, Local Natives created their darkest and densest record to date, but in this pared-down performance in the KEXP Gathering Space, they're anything but that. Agile and direct, the quintet's performance shows that the festival

Dec 16 2016
22 mins
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Rank #10: Iron & Wine

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Four years passed in between Sam Beam's previous album as Iron & Wine and his latest, 2017's Beast Epic, but stepping away from the project to work on other endeavors - duet records, starting a record label, digging into his archives - refreshed him and i

Feb 28 2018
25 mins
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Rank #11: Cloud Nothings

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“Well, we couldn't get faster.” That's how Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi explains the (relatively) slower tunes on their latest album Life Without Sound, but the Ohio crew has hardly slowed down. The quartet join Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room

Apr 14 2017
20 mins
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Rank #12: Drive-By Truckers

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The Drive-By Truckers have never shied away from writing about social themes, but in the light of recent events, the long running Georgia outfit recorded one of their most striking and overtly political records to date in 2016's American Band. Joining Gre

Jan 18 2017
33 mins
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Rank #13: Django Django

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London based neo-psychedelic art rock group Django Django perform songs from their 2015 record, "Born Under Saturn", live on KEXP's The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters. Recorded 10/20/2015 - 4 songs: First Light, Shake & Tremble, Love's Dart, Slow West.

Feb 12 2016
24 mins
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Rank #14: Ben Harper

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Veteran singer-songwriter Ben Harper stops by the new KEXP studio to perform songs from his new album, "Call It What It Is", in an intimate solo acoustic set. Recorded 03/08/2016 - 4 songs: Call It What It Is, All That Has Grown, Deeper And Deeper, Goodby

Apr 29 2016
32 mins
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Rank #15: Brandi Carlile

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Brandi Carlile's seventh LP, By The Way, I Forgive You, is among her most intense recordings, but it also contains some of her most affecting songs, centering in on family dynamics, turbulent times, and addiction. Joining Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live room,

May 11 2018
37 mins
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Rank #16: Kevin Morby

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Kevin Morby has been a KEXP favorite for a few years now, but he's never sounded quite as vibrant and expansive as he does on his latest LP, City Music. Performing a set full of City Music tracks (along with some old favorites) at the Triple Door, Morby a

Nov 15 2017
49 mins
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Rank #17: Portugal. The Man

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Even if the definition of "Northwestern band” has to be stretched a little to include the Alaskan outfit Portugal. The Man, they have plenty of Northwest ties. Returning to the KEXP studios for a session featuring songs from their last three albums (all o

Jul 07 2017
23 mins
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Rank #18: Regina Spektor

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The Moscow-via-New York songwriter Regina Spektor has been writing songs to capture a wide spectrum of vivid anecdotes, observations, and narratives for more than 15 years now, but for her latest record, 2016's Remember Us to Life, she atypically anchored

Feb 24 2017
36 mins
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Rank #19: Wild Pink

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Wild Pink's second album, Yolk in the Fur, is a leap forward for the band, sharpening their take on expansive, ethereal rock. The New York band join DJ Atticus at Avast! Recording Co. for a set of four songs from the album. Recorded 12/17/2018. 4 songs -

Apr 10 2019
25 mins
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Rank #20: Explosions In The Sky

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The music of Explosions in the Sky has always lived up to the expectations set by the band's evocative name, and on their seventh studio album, The Wilderness, the Austin, Texas outfit continues to create singular, cathartic, and often breathtaking instru

Nov 09 2016
29 mins
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