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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

Nabihah Iqbal

4/5/2019
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Nabihah Iqbal's silvery electronic cuts have a futuristic allure to their popping rhythms that make for a quixotic listening experience.The razor-sharp electronic musician formerly known as Throwing Shade performs four songs from her debut album Weighing of the Heart from the Musée de la danse during Trans Musicales 2018. Recorded 12/5/2018. 4 songs - Saw U Twice, In Visions, Zone 1 to 6000, Untitled Friday

Duration:00:18:25

John Grant

4/3/2019
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Love Is Magic, John Grant's fourth solo album, is another collection of clever and heart-wrenching songs delivered with a delectable croon and a razor-sharp wit. In this session, Grant joins Troy Nelson at Avast! Recording Co. for a session of four songs from the album. Recorded 12/18/2018. 4 songs - Touch and Go, Is He Strange, TC and Honeybear, Vietnam

Duration:00:20:21

Nâtah Big Band

3/29/2019
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Colorful and aqueous, the Rennes, France brass band whips up a rhythmic, sharp performance from the Musée de la danse in their hometown during Trans Musicales 2018. Recorded 12/8/2018. 4 songs - Harika Maru, Savana, Route 35, Monn

Duration:00:26:27

Gabiel Teodros

3/27/2019
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A Seattle staple for over a decade, Gabriel Teodros' incisive and reflective music reached a new peak with his 2018 LP History Rhymes If It Doesn't Repeat (A Southend Healing Ritual). In this session, Teodros joins Troy Nelson at Avast! Recording Co. for a session of four songs from the album. Recorded 11/28/2018. 4 songs - First Cut, Quantum Entanglement, Continuum, Around The Way

Duration:00:31:46

Red Ribbon

3/22/2019
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Hazy and alluring, Red Ribbon channels a smokey, Twin Peaks-esque mystique in their atmospheric rock. The Seattle outfit perform four songs from their debut album Dark Party at Avast! Recording Co. with DJ Sean Morrow. Recorded 11/28/2018. 4 songs - Seven Months, Overdrive, Your Car, Idiot Orange

Duration:00:35:37

Sun Breaks

3/20/2019
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Seattle veterans John Atkins (764-Hero) and James van Leuven (Plan B) joined forces for the scrappy lo-fi art punk project Sun Breaks. The Seattle duo join DJ Atticus at Avast! Recording Co. for a four-song session. Recorded 11/29/2018. 4 songs - All on Camera, Summer of Broken Bones, Heart, Moments

Duration:00:15:42

Júníus Meyvant

3/15/2019
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The Westman Islands, Iceland musician is quickly becoming a KEXP live session regular, and his talent for enrapturing melodies shines through in this session from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during KEXP's broadcast from Iceland Airwaves 2018. Recorded 11/8/2018. 6 songs - Until the Last Minute, Across The Borders, Lay Your Head, Let It Pass, Love Child, High Alert

Duration:00:30:12

John Craigie

3/13/2019
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John Craigie imbues his songs with a wry sense of humor tempered with a deep understanding of American folk rock tradition. The San Francisco songwriter joins The Roadhouse's Greg Vandy at Avast! Recording Co. for a session of five songs. Recorded 11/29/2018. 5 songs - While I'm Down, Let's Talk This Over, When We're Sober, Don't Ask, Westbound Bart, 28

Duration:02:40:49

WOOZE

3/8/2019
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The kaleidoscopic garage pop of South London's WOOZE is both flirtily playful and endlessly beguiling. Theo Spark and Jamie She perform four songs in session with KEXP at Musée de la danse in Rennes, France, during Trans Musicales 2018. Recorded 12/9/2018. 4 songs - Hello Can You Go, Ladies Who Lunch With Me, I'll Have What She's Having, Party Without Ya

Duration:00:13:53

Sink Ya Teeth

3/6/2019
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Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford's chrome-plated electronic music has a brilliant dance sensibility. The Norwich duo perform five tracks from their self-titled debut album live from Rennes, France as part of KEXP's sessions at Trans Musicales de Rennes 2018. Recorded 11/15/2018. 5 songs - If You See Me, Petrol Blue, Glass, Pushin', Substitutes

Duration:00:20:26

Cold Soda

3/1/2019
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Seattle's Cold Soda boasts quite a bit of Pacific Northwest musical pedigree - namely the members of the Cave Singers who swap instruments for this new project. Playing four songs from their self-titled debut, the quartet join Cheryl Waters in session at Avast! Recording Co. Recorded 11/26/2018. 4 songs - Houses, Roll Up, Neon Cross, Holly Leaf

Duration:00:18:15

Los Mundos

2/27/2019
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Los Mundos' rugged sound pumps up its intensity with hints of psychedelic sludge and ripping guitars at every chance it gets. The Monterrey group join DJ Chilly at Avast! Recording Co. for a four-song session. Recorded 11/15/2018. 4 songs - El Color Que Cayó Del Espacio, Amantes de la Sangre, Lenta Combustión, Rompe Tu Guitarra

Duration:00:30:03

aYia

2/22/2019
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The Reykjavik electronic outfit aYia's jagged electronic rhythms are fascinatingly caustic. The group perform cataclysmic songs live from KEXP's Iceland Airwaves 2018 broadcast at KEX Hostel. Recorded 11/9/2018. 5 songs - Sparkle, Crystal, Slow, New Moon, Ruins

Duration:00:27:41

Kira Kira

2/20/2019
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The Reykjavik composer Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir's work is emotive and moving in its graceful poise. The composer performs two pieces as part of a tribute to Jóhann Jóhannsson live at Mengi in Reykjavik. Recorded 11/11/2018. 2 songs - Talk To Your Hands, A Miracle Is A Shift In Perception From Fear To Love

Duration:00:11:03

Bagdad Brothers

2/15/2019
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Bjarni and Sigurpáll, aka Bagdad Brothers, create dreamy, metallic guitar pop that shines with the best of Iceland's music scene. In this session from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik, the outfit perform nine songs during KEXP's broadcast from Iceland Airwaves. Recorded 11/07/2018. 9 songs - carlos í mölinni //, kamelblús, úr öskunni í elfin, góðir hálsar / góðar glósur, Brian Eno Says: Quit Your Job, sjálfbær elskhugi, Dansa, malar í kassanum, Pepperoni Project

Duration:00:24:22

Cumulus

2/13/2019
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Cumulus' five year gap between records found Alexandra Niedzialkowski's songwriting aging richly, returning with the crips and radiant Comfort World. The Seattle musician and her band join Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Room for five songs and a conversation about the album. Recorded 11/20/2018. 5 songs - Sing To Me, Retreat, Stereo, Cannonball, Tough Crowd

Duration:00:25:57

Art d'Ecco

2/8/2019
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A glammy enigma, Art D'Ecco's reverb-soaked shimmer bursts with a hazy energy. Performing four songs from his debut album Trespasser, D'ecco and his band join DJ Abbie in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 10/29/2018. 4 songs - Never Tell, Last In Line, Mary, Who Is It Now?

Duration:00:24:37

Young Fathers

2/6/2019
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For the better part of the last five years, Young Fathers' blend of hip-hop, electronic, and avant music has been impossible to pin down, and despite being their most accessible album to date, 2018's Cocoa Sugar remains a thrillingly difficult to grasp piece of art. The Scottish trio perform four Cocoa Sugar songs in the KEXP Live Room and speak with DJ Atticus on the album's themes. Recorded 11/21/2018. 4 songs - Wire, Feasting, Wow, Toy

Duration:00:21:02

Christine and the Queens

2/1/2019
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Adopting a new moniker ahead of her eponymous second album, Chris took a massive leap forward with one of the most physical and kinetic pop albums of 2018. Joining DJ Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Room, Chris and her band perform four songs from the new album and discuss its themes. Recorded 10/23/2018. 4 songs - Comme si, Girlfriend, 5 dollars, Doesn't matter

Duration:00:36:15

Phosphorescent

1/30/2019
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At the end of his previous album cycle, Matthew Houck put Phosphorescent on hold for a moment to focus on raising a family and building out a new studio. Renewed and revitalized, Houck returned with his seventh studio album C'est La Vie, highlighted with four songs in this session with DJ Troy Nelson. Recorded 11/21/2018. 4 songs - New Birth in New England, There From Here, Around the Horn, C'est La Vie No.2

Duration:00:41:50