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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

Camp Cope

8/17/2018
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How To Socialise & Make Friends, the brilliant sophomore album from Camp Cope, finds Georgia McDonald and co.'s sharp, incisive songs hit harder and with more aplomb than on their debut. Joining Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room, the Melbourne trio perform four songs from one of the year's finest rock albums. Recorded 07/02/2018. 4 songs - UFO Lighter, How To Socialise & Make Friends, The Face of God, The Opener

Duration:00:35:33

The Sea and Cake

8/15/2018
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The Chicago indie rock greats The Sea And Cake have had a career with a consistency that few other groups rival, as their stellar eleventh album Any Day shows. Sam Prekop and co. join Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room for a session of four Any Day songs. Recorded 06/09/2018. 4 songs - Circle, Day Moon, Any Day, These Falling Arms

Duration:00:30:38

Whitney Ballen

8/10/2018
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Issaquah, Washington's Whitney Ballen writes quietly disarming songs that twist and crush with each new verse. Ahead of the release of her debut album, You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship, Ballen and her band join DJ Sharlese on Audioasis for a performance of four tracks from the record. Recorded 07/24/2018. 4 songs - Everything, Go, Rainier, Black Cloud

Duration:00:34:53

Zola Jesus

8/8/2018
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Zola Jesus has performed live on KEXP a number of times, and each time, she's a tour de force of vocal and physical energy, often roaming the room with the same unbridled energy she brings to her shows. Joining Kevin Cole on the Afternoon Show, Zola performs six fantastic songs live from Little London Plane during the Upstream Music Festival. Recorded 06/01/2018. 6 songs - Veka, Soak, Witness, Siphon, Bound, Remains

Duration:00:30:43

The Horrors

8/3/2018
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The Horrors' fifth LP, the aptly-titled V, is among their most immediate and bracing work. Channeling a more muscular and dynamic style of their gauzy haze, the English quartet join Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room for a set of four new songs. Recorded 06/27/2018. 4 songs - Machine, Weighed Down, Ghost, Something To Remember Me By

Duration:00:31:43

serpentwithfeet

8/1/2018
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Josiah Wise's music as serpentwithfeet is rapturous and revelatory, often conjuring considerable emotional heft with the quietest sounds. Performing four tracks off his debut album, soil, Wise joins Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 06/22/2018. 4 songs - bless ur heart, messy, mourning song, waft

Duration:00:31:30

Middle Kids

7/27/2018
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Emerging with a wave of buzz in 2016, Middle Kids took their time working on their debut album, this year's Lost Friends, and the result is some of the year's most affecting rock songs. The Sydney trio join Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room for a set of four Lost Friends tracks. Recorded 06/29/2018. 4 songs - Bought It, Mistake, Don't Be Hiding, On My Knees

Duration:00:27:36

JusMoni

7/25/2018
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Sweet To Me, the Seattle artist JusMoni's latest project, is a thrilling, aqueous set of groove-inflected music, vibrant and beguiling at every turn. Joining DJ Sharlese in the KEXP Live Room, JusMoni (with DJ Stas THEE Boss) performs new music from Sweet To Me. Recorded 05/11/2018. 4 songs - Sweet To Me (Interlude) / 80 MPH, Linked In, Second Best

Duration:00:26:35

Editors

7/20/2018
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As sharp as ever going into their sixteenth year, the British post-punk outfit Editors' sixth studio album, Violence, finds them channeling a stark, angular darkness with magnetic aplomb. The quintet perform four Violence tracks in the KEXP Live Room with DJ Troy Nelson. Recorded 05/07/2018. 4 songs - Magazine, Darkness At The Door, Nothingness, Hallelujah (So Low)

Duration:00:19:38

Preoccupations

7/18/2018
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Preoccupations' dark energy belies a desire to rise above their struggles, and on their latest album, New Material, they remain as sharp and determined as ever. Joining Stevie Zoom in the KEXP Live Room, the Calgary outfit perform four songs from New Material Recorded 05/11/2018. 4 songs - Disarray, Solace, Zodiac, Decompose

Duration:00:21:19

Loma

7/13/2018
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The spaced-out, desert-breathing songs on Loma's self-titled debut showcase a band whose strength lies in capturing a shadowy mystique. Playing songs from their debut, Jonathan Meiburg, Emily Cross, and Dan Duszynski join Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room for this session on the Midday Show. Recorded 4/16/2018. 4 songs - Who Is Speaking?, Dark Oscillations, White Glass, Relay Runner

Duration:00:25:28

Hot Snakes

7/11/2018
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Not many artists - if any - besides Hot Snakes can say they've blown the power during a KEXP session and the ferocious energy that both powers their latest album, Jericho Sirens, and and overloads the power infrastructure of Little London Plane is on full display in this session live with DJ Evie from the Upstream Music Fest and Summit. Recorded 06/02/2018. 5 songs - Why Don't It Sink In?, Six Wave Hold-Down, Death Doula, I Need A Doctor, Having Another?

Duration:00:16:17

Hinds

7/6/2018
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The sun-soaked punk of Hinds has only gotten sharper since their 2016 debut, and their garage-baked rock sounds more thrilling than ever in this session with Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room highlighting 4 songs from their sophomore effort, I Don't Run. Cheryl Recorded 5/22/2018. 4 songs - The Club, Soberland, Linda, New For You

Duration:00:19:21

Khruangbin

7/4/2018
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Con Todo El Mundo, Khruangbin's dazzling second album of psychedelic grooves, has emerged as one of 2018's sleeper hits and on their debut session on KEXP, it's easy to see why so many listeners have dived into the Texas trio's cosmic rhythm. Joining Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room, the band perform four tracks from Con Todo El Mundo. Recorded 4/27/2018. 4 songs - Maria Tambien, August 10, Lady and Man, Evan Finds The Third Room

Duration:00:25:42

Casper Skulls

6/29/2018
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Bursting with raucous energy, the Toronto outfit led by Melanie St. Pierre and Neil Bednis bring the fiery tunes from their debut album Mercy Works to life in this session on the Morning Show with John Richards. Recorded 4/27/2018. 4 songs - The Science of Dichotomies, Primeval, Colour of the Outside, Lingua Franca

Duration:00:27:48

La Luz

6/27/2018
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Before the recording of their latest LP, Floating Features, La Luz packed up from Seattle and moved to Los Angeles. That city's vivid warmth and never-ending rush was baked into the group's newest batch of songs, highlighted in this session in the KEXP Live Room with Cheryl Waters. Recorded 5/7/2018. 4 songs - Cicada, Mean Dream, Floating Feature, California Finally

Duration:00:24:02

Dessa

6/22/2018
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It might have been a five-year gap between solo records, but Dessa stayed plenty busy during that time, both in her various writing endeavors and her output with, among other collaborations, the Minnesota hip-hop collective Doomtree. The Minneapolis musician-writer-poet drops by the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole for a chat and a blistering set of four Chime songs. Recorded 04/27/2018. 4 songs - Fire Drills, Velodrome, Half of You, 5 Out Of 6

Duration:00:29:01

Chelsea Wolfe

6/20/2018
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Hiss Spun, the fifth album from Chelsea Wolfe, was written as a “personal exorcism” from the events of the prior few years in the California musician's past. Filled with a cataclysmic fury, Wolfe and her band join DJ Abbie in the KEXP Live Room for a session of four howling Hiss Spun tracks. Recorded 05/05/2018. 4 songs - The Culling, Vex, 16 Psyche, Spun

Duration:00:27:46

Damien Jurado

6/15/2018
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To celebrate the release of longtime Morning Show favorite Damien Jurado's thirteenth album, The Horizon Just Laughed, John Richards sat down with Jurado with a live audience in the KEXP Live Room for an extended chat about the album - played here in its entirety, including three live songs. Recorded 05/04/2018. 11 songs - Allocate, Dear Thomas Wolfe, Percy Faith, Over Rainbows And Rainier, The Last Great Washington State, Cindy Lee, 1973, Marvin Kaplan, Lou-Jean, Florence-Jean, Random...

Duration:01:33:10

The Go! Team

6/13/2018
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Five albums into their career, Brighton's The Go! Team remain as vibrant and hard to pin down as ever. Ninja and co.'s kaleidoscopic fifth album, Kaleidoscope, weaves hip-hop beats, vivid horns, and a kinetic energy that shines through in this performance in the KEXP Gathering Space. Recorded 03/30/2018. 4 songs - Mayday, Chain Link Fence, Everyone's A V.I.P. To Someone, All The Way Live

Duration:00:17:38