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Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.

Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.

Location:

Seattle, WA

Networks:

KEXP

Description:

Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.

Twitter:

@kexp

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Jungle

1/18/2022
It’s no secret that we at KEXP have been incredibly hyped on Jungle’s latest record, 'Loving In Stereo,' since it arrived in August. Sparkling in jubilance, the album takes listeners on a cinematic disco joyride. During the session, Cheryl Waters spoke to the duo about the joy that permeates the record. In another interview with the band, Emily Fox discussed the freedom that came with releasing the album through their own label, Caiola Records. Recorded 10/23/2021. Fire What D’You Know About...

Duration:00:22:26

Jungle [Performance & Interview Only]

1/18/2022
It’s no secret that we at KEXP have been incredibly hyped on Jungle’s latest record, 'Loving In Stereo,' since it arrived in August. Sparkling in jubilance, the album takes listeners on a cinematic disco joyride. During the session, Cheryl Waters spoke to the duo about the joy that permeates the record. In another interview with the band, Emily Fox discussed the freedom that came with releasing the album through their own label, Caiola Records. Recorded 10/23/2021. Fire What D’You Know About...

Duration:00:26:00

Ketamine Music Therapy

1/13/2022
Today, we bring you a story from KEXP's Sound & Vision podcast. Ketamine treatment centers are opening all over Seattle. The psychedelic drug is used to help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other ailments, but it does come with controversy. These treatments look and feel much different than most mental health treatments. It also sounds different because music is an important part of Ketamine infusions. KEXP’s Rachel Stevens reports on how the treatments work. Other recent stories from...

Duration:00:11:34

El Shirota [Performance & Interview Only]

1/11/2022
Mexico City rockers El Shirota stopped by KEXP to play a searing set for one of our first performances in the Gathering Space since the start of the pandemic. On this episode, Troy Nelson breaks down the long list of possible artists one could compare the bold band to while KEXP’s Albina Cabrera chats with the members of El Shirota (en Español) about the making of their long-awaited debut full-length, Tiempos Raros, released in 2020. Recorded 09/28/2021. RTL Más de una vez Niebla La Ciudad...

Duration:00:36:02

El Shirota

1/11/2022
Mexico City rockers El Shirota stopped by KEXP to play a searing set for one of our first performances in the Gathering Space since the start of the pandemic. On this episode, Troy Nelson breaks down the long list of possible artists one could compare the bold band to while KEXP’s Albina Cabrera chats with the members of El Shirota (en Español) about the making of their long-awaited debut full-length, Tiempos Raros, released in 2020. Recorded 09/28/2021. RTL Más de una vez Niebla La Ciudad...

Duration:00:26:17

Amyl and The Sniffers [Performance & Interview Only]

1/4/2022
Aussie punk rockers Amyl and The Sniffers virtually stopped by the KEXP studios to share a searing live set directed by Mark Bakaitis and filmed at Soundpark Studios in Melbourne. The quartet blazes through a set of eight songs from their discography, the majority from their 2021 full-length Comfort to Me, before lead singer Amy Taylor, drummer Bryce Wilson, and guitarist Dec Martens settle in to chat with KEXP’s Troy Nelson about the bands they love, the success of Comfort to Me, and blind...

Duration:00:48:00

Squid [Performance & Interview Only]

12/28/2021
Brighton post-punkers Squid unveiled their debut record Bright Green Field in early summer 2021 with waves of acclaim for their glitchy, angular take on a genre that is currently chock-full of UK artists trying their hand at. For their Live on KEXP at Home session, the quintet showcased their skillful instrumentation with a jammy set of possibly six - but could be more - songs off the album in-between an in-depth conversation with KEXP’s DJ Morgan about the making of the record and how their...

Duration:00:57:07

Cosmic Collective [Performance & Interview Only]

12/21/2021
Lace Cadence, host of KEXP’s Overnight Afrobeats, made it his personal mission to get the funky as hell Cosmic Collective to play a virtual set for KEXP and it pays off in this session. In between playing an energetic five song set, band leaders Nikki Michelle and Tyler Enslow chat with Cadence about the band’s inception, their extensive sunglass collection, and the benefits of using a bass stand. Recorded 08/12/2021. Transcendent Love F.W.B.D.W.O. Time Socks Them Changes (Thundercat cover)...

Duration:00:30:05

Happy Holidays from KEXP!

12/20/2021
A message from the folks who bring you this podcast every week. Episodes with produced intros will be returning to this feed Tuesday, January 11th. Until then, enjoy "Performance and Interview Only" versions of a new live session every Tuesday. As always, you can choose from an ever-expanding selection of live performance videos on KEXP's YouTube channel. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:40

A New Way to Discover Music

12/15/2021
DJ John Richards drops by to tell you about KEXP's Song of the Day podcast, where you get a DJ-curated song delivered straight to your feed each weekday. You also get to learn some context around the song, right there in the episode description. To enjoy this convenient mode of music discovery, subscribe to KEXP's Song of the Day wherever you get your podcasts. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:41

Nation Of Language [Performance & Interview Only]

12/14/2021
Taking the massive title of First Band to Play Live at KEXP Since the Start of the Pandemic, Nation of Language are more than deserving. While they only just released their first record in 2020, the Brooklyn-based band are making a giant splash with their modern take on new wave. The band chats with John Richards about adapting to post-Covid live shows before jumping into a stellar performance of songs off their new record A Way Forward. Recorded 10/13/2021. Across that Fine Line Wounds of...

Duration:00:26:08

Nation of Language

12/14/2021
Taking the massive title of First Band to Play Live at KEXP Since the Start of the Pandemic, Nation of Language are more than deserving. While they only just released their first record in 2020, the Brooklyn-based band are making a giant splash with their modern take on new wave. The band chats with John Richards about adapting to post-Covid live shows before jumping into a stellar performance of songs off their new record A Way Forward. Recorded 10/13/2021. Across that Fine Line Wounds of...

Duration:00:26:40

Arooj Aftab [Performance & Interview Only]

12/7/2021
With her recent Grammy nomination, Arooj Aftab has made headlines as the very first Pakistani woman to be nominated for the gilded gramophone. While the Best New Artist nomination may be a geographical success, Aftab spoke to Cheryl Waters about how “art can transcend geographical location” and how access to art and the ability to cultivate relationships with other artists is why she’s called New York home for the past 15 years. Aftab’s latest record, Vulture Prince, is the third from the...

Duration:00:44:14

Arooj Aftab

12/7/2021
With her recent Grammy nomination, Arooj Aftab has made headlines as the very first Pakistani woman to be nominated for the gilded gramophone. While the Best New Artist nomination may be a geographical success, Aftab spoke to Cheryl Waters about how “art can transcend geographical location” and how access to art and the ability to cultivate relationships with other artists is why she’s called New York home for the past 15 years. Aftab’s latest record, Vulture Prince, is the third from the...

Duration:00:28:20

TORRES [Performance & Interview Only]

11/30/2021
For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson details Mackenzie Scott’s unique trajectory from Southern Baptist band kid to the subversive indie rocker best known as TORRES. While the path to her latest album, 2021’sThirstier, has been long and occasionally bumpy, the common theme of her successes seems to be her connections with creative women. In conversation with Cheryl Waters, Scott recounts how her wife Jenna Gribbon had an incredible influence on getting herself together during the early days of the...

Duration:00:29:13

TORRES

11/30/2021
For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson details Mackenzie Scott’s unique trajectory from Southern Baptist band kid to the subversive indie rocker best known as TORRES. While the path to her latest album, 2021’sThirstier, has been long and occasionally bumpy, the common theme of her successes seems to be her connections with creative women. In conversation with Cheryl Waters, Scott recounts how her wife Jenna Gribbon had an incredible influence on getting herself together during the early days of the...

Duration:00:21:41

Waxahatchee

11/23/2021
Finally touring behind her latest Waxahatchee record, Saint Cloud, a year and a half after its release, Katie Crutchfield stops by KEXP to play songs off the album and speaks to Cheryl Waters about the factors that led her to change up her sound and why she wants to “keep it difficult to describe.” Emily Fox also chats with Crutchfield for Sound & Vision about addiction and codependency and the role sobriety played in the making of Saint Cloud. Recorded 09/16/2021. Can’t Do Much Lilacs Ruby...

Duration:00:23:52

Waxahatchee [Performance & Interview Only]

11/23/2021
Finally touring behind her latest Waxahatchee record, Saint Cloud, a year and a half after its release, Katie Crutchfield stops by KEXP to play songs off the album and speaks to Cheryl Waters about the factors that led her to change up her sound and why she wants to “keep it difficult to describe.” Emily Fox also chats with Crutchfield for Sound & Vision about addiction and codependency and the role sobriety played in the making of Saint Cloud. Recorded 09/16/2021. Can’t Do Much Lilacs Ruby...

Duration:00:30:03

Bachelor

11/16/2021
For musicians Melina Duterte and Ellen Kemper, the collaborative project Bachelor is not just one of musical expression but also friendship. The week they took away from their solo projects - Jay Som and Palehound, respectively - to make the EP Doomin’ Sun was full of not just music-making but also cooking, hot tubbing, TV watching, and just general bonding. Speaking with Cheryl Waters, the duo share memories of that incredible week, insight into their record-making process, and their...

Duration:00:25:44

Bachelor [Performance & Interview Only]

11/16/2021
For musicians Melina Duterte and Ellen Kemper, the collaborative project Bachelor is not just one of musical expression but also friendship. The week they took away from their solo projects - Jay Som and Palehound, respectively - to make the EP Doomin’ Sun was full of not just music-making but also cooking, hot tubbing, TV watching, and just general bonding. Speaking with Cheryl Waters, the duo share memories of that incredible week, insight into their record-making process, and their...

Duration:00:37:54