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From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming.

From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming.
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Seattle, WA

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From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming.

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@kexp

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English

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113 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 206-520-5833


Episodes

Johnny Marr

11/16/2018
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A musician who needs no introduction, Johnny Marr is responsible for some of the most thrilling and innovative rock music of the last half century. The Mancunian guitar legend walks into the KEXP Live Room for a wide-ranging chat with Cheryl Waters and a four-song set spanning his career. Recorded 09/21/2018. 4 songs - Bug, Hi Hello, The Headmaster Ritual, Easy Money

Duration:00:41:11

Smokey Brights

11/14/2018
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2018 is "the year of two EPs” from Smokey Brights, with a pair of releases bookending the band's busiest year yet. The pop-rock Seattle staples join John Richards on the Morning Show to perform a pair of tracks from each EP. Recorded 08/30/2018. 4 songs - Different Windows, Flash Your Lights, Come To Terms, The Other Way

Duration:00:26:02

Bodega

11/9/2018
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Incisively driving and immediately arresting, Bodega's slicing post-punk doesn't pull any punches. The Brooklyn outfit join Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room (“in the internet”, as singer Ben Hozie dubs it) for four songs from their debut album Endless Scroll. Recorded 8/14/18 - 4 songs: Jack In Titanic, Name Escape, Gyrate, Truth Is Not Punishment

Duration:00:21:06

JFDR

11/7/2018
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Jófríður Ákadóttir's work as JFDR is baroque and graceful, but remains powerful without ever relying on volume. The Samaris-member performs four songs from her solo catalog in this session from KEX Hostel during KEXP's 2017 Iceland Airwaves broadcast. Recorded 11/02/2018. 4 songs - Instant Patience, My Work, Anything Goes, White Sun

Duration:00:28:02

Kiasmos

11/2/2018
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Somewhere between the ethereal and the emotional, Kiasmos glide with their atmospheric, stirring brand of electronic music. Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen kicked off KEXP's live broadcast from KEX Hostel during the 2017 Iceland Airwaves with a glistening set. Recorded 10/31/2017. 6 songs - Gaunt, Looped, Blurred, Thrown, Burnt, Bent

Duration:00:46:42

Spirit Award

10/31/2018
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So fuzzy you can practically hear the fog leaking out of their amplifiers, Spirit Award's razor-sharp rock songs get gloriously filtered through a reverb-drenched filter as they blow through the speakers. The Seattle trio enter the KEXP Live Room with DJ Morgan to perform four songs from their debut album Muted Crowd. Recorded 09/14/2018. 4 songs - Witching Hour, Seven Sisters, Wasting Time, Supreme Truth

Duration:00:34:56

The Beths

10/26/2018
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One of 2018's breakout bands (in either hemisphere), Auckland, New Zealand's The Beths exploded with their debut album Future Me Hates Me, a collection of clever, shimmering, and resonant rock songs. Liz Stokes and co. join DJ Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room for four songs from Future Me Hates Me. 4 songs - Future Me Hates Me, Uptown Girl, Little Death, Happy Unhappy

Duration:00:36:28

Spesh

10/24/2018
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Like a lipstick-stained group of New Romantics, Spesh's scuzzy neon blur is infectiously accessible and thrillingly dynamic. The Seattle quartet enter the KEXP Live Room with John Richards to perform four songs from their debut album Famous World. Recorded 08/29/2018. 4 songs - Counterfeit, Orange Man, Teflon, Candy Legs

Duration:00:36:46

Let's Eat Grandma

10/19/2018
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Let's Eat Grandma's second album, I'm All Ears, isn't just a huge leap forward for the Norwich duo, it's one of the finest art-pop albums of the year. Joining DJ Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room, the duo (outfitted with a live drummer) perform four songs from I'm All Ears. Recorded 08/29/2018. 4 songs - Hot Pink, It's Not Just Me, I Will Be Waiting

Duration:00:38:07

Bad Luck

10/17/2018
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With each album, Seattle's Bad Luck become more thrillingly difficult to pin down, fusing elements of jazz, electronic, and experimental music into a bewitching tempest. The duo of Neil Welch (saxophone/electronics) and Chris Icasiano (drums) join DJ Sharlese for a session of songs from their new album Four on Audioasis. Recorded 08/3/2018. 4 songs - Four, R.G.B., Bends, Capital

Duration:00:53:17

Among Authors

10/12/2018
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Seattle's Among Authors create spacious, enrapturing rock that strikes as hard in its quiet moments as it does in its most turbulent. The quartet join DJ Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Room for a set of four songs from their self-titled debut LP. Recorded 08/24/2018. 4 songs - Noble Eyes, Radio Signals, Imitation House, Lure

Duration:00:28:58

Belly

10/10/2018
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Although they reunited in 2016, it took another two years for Dove, the third album from Belly, to emerge. The Tanya Donnelly-fronted band enter the KEXP Live Room with John Richards to play two Dove songs and two Belly classics. Recorded 08/13/2018. 4 songs - Human Child, Gepetto, Shiny One, Super Connected

Duration:00:29:14

Kikagaku Moyo

10/5/2018
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The Tokyo, Japan quintet Kikagaku Moyo (English: “geometric patterns”) paint psychedelic pictures with a deft heaviness that shines through their latest album Masana Temples. Joining DJ Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room, the band play two songs off Masana Temples and an old favorite. Recorded 08/01/2018. 3 songs - Dripping Sun, Tree Smoke, Fluffy Kosmisch

Duration:00:27:16

Amen Dunes

10/3/2018
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Freedom, Damon McMahon's fifth album as Amen Dunes, feels like a beautiful dream - its silvery songwriting glide across bold sonic rock landscapes. Joining Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room, McMahon and his band perform four songs from Freedom. Recorded 08/14/2018. 4 songs - Blue Rose, Calling Paul The Suffering, Believe, Miki Dora

Duration:00:25:08

Wimps

9/28/2018
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On their third album, Garbage People, Wimps remain as raucous, sardonic, and incisive as ever. In their latest trip to the KEXP Live Room, the Seattle trio join Cheryl Waters for a quintet of songs from the decidedly not-garbage LP. Recorded 08/24/2018. 5 songs - Garbage People, Quitter, O.P.P., Mope Around, Insomnia

Duration:00:19:30

Bombino

9/26/2018
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Spiky and smooth, the kinetic guitar playing of Bombino weaves through the buoyant rhythms that his band produces. The Tuareg guitarist returns to the KEXP Live Room for a set of four songs from his new album Deran in this session hosted by Troy Nelson. Recorded 07/21/2018. 4 songs - Chatahad, Takamba, Tehigren, Afrique

Duration:00:19:29

Flasher

9/21/2018
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Razor-sharp and bristling with intent, Washington D.C.'s Flasher exude an energy that belies their relatively short lifespan as a band. The trio join John Richards in the KEXP Live Room for a session featuring songs from their debut album, Constant Image. Recorded 07/20/2018. 4 songs - Pressure, Skim Milk, Who's Got Time?, Destroy

Duration:00:20:01

Jeff Rosenstock

9/19/2018
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DIY lifer Jeff Rosenstock has been shredding basements (and his vocal chords) for years, and his pointed, purposeful songwriting reflects the experience of a man who wants to change the world for the better one singalong at a time. Along with his band, Rosenstock joins Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room for a set of three songs from his 2018 album POST- and an older gem. Recorded 08/20/2018. 4 songs - USA, Yr Throat, All This Useless Energy, The Trash The Trash The Trash

Duration:00:37:33

Skating Polly

9/14/2018
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Vivid and direct, The Make It All Show, the fifth album from the Oklahoma outfit Skating Polly, is perhaps the band's most vibrant and incisive set of songs to date. In this session, the trio play four songs from the album in the KEXP Live Room with Troy Nelson. Recorded 08/16/2018. 4 songs - Little Girl Blue and the Battle Envy, Free Will At Ease, Hollywood Factory, They're Cheap (I'm Free)

Duration:00:38:29

Wand

9/12/2018
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Wand's gauzy psych-outs can range from crushing to calming but the constant in their chaos is just how fluidly they can move to strength to strength. The Los Angeles quintet join Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room for a massive set featuring four songs from their latest LP, Plum, and their 2018 EP, Perfume. Recorded 08/02/2018. 5 songs - High Rise, White Cat, The Gift, Bee Karma, Blue Cloud

Duration:01:10:00