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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

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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

Japanese Breakfast

9/14/2021
There are many negative ways one could sum up 2021 but one shining bright positive title we can give it is The Year of Michelle Zauner. The Oregon-born artist is probably best known as Japanese Breakfast and released the stellar album Jubilee this June but is also now an acclaimed author with the release of the New York Times bestseller Crying in H Mart in April. For this episode of Live on KEXP we share a clip of Zauner’s conversation with Cheryl Waters about how writing the book exorcised...

Duration:00:23:38

Japanese Breakfast [Performance & Interview Only]

9/14/2021
There are many negative ways one could sum up 2021 but one shining bright positive title we can give it is The Year of Michelle Zauner. The Oregon-born artist is probably best known as Japanese Breakfast and released the stellar album Jubilee this June but is also now an acclaimed author with the release of the New York Times bestseller Crying in H Mart in April. For this episode of Live on KEXP we share a clip of Zauner’s conversation with Cheryl Waters about how writing the book exorcised...

Duration:00:40:30

True Loves [Performance & Interview Only]

9/7/2021
It’s important that we all feel like the star of our own movie, and if you’re still searching for a badass theme song for your personal film then look no further than Seattle’s own True Loves. The infectious funkmasters recorded a soulful set for KEXP behind the release of the band’s latest full-length 'Sunday Afternoon' and also spilled the tea to Troy Nelson on their guilty pleasure songs...the answers may surprise you. Recorded 04/27/2021. Objects In Mirror Did It Again First Impression...

Duration:00:27:01

True Loves

9/7/2021
It’s important that we all feel like the star of our own movie, and if you’re still searching for a badass theme song for your personal film then look no further than Seattle’s own True Loves. The infectious funkmasters recorded a soulful set for KEXP behind the release of the band’s latest full-length 'Sunday Afternoon' and also spilled the tea to Troy Nelson on their guilty pleasure songs...the answers may surprise you. Recorded 04/27/2021. Objects In Mirror Did It Again First Impression...

Duration:00:29:02

Working Men's Club [Performance & Interview Only]

8/31/2021
The quick evolution of London’s Working Men’s Club from guitar-based rock band to synth-driven dance outfit might seem odd but listening to their present-day New Orderian sound, you’d never guess they were ever making anything else. For Live on KEXP, frontman Syd Minskey-Sargeant speaks with Kevin Cole about how the pandemic affected their highly unorthodox remix releases before the quartet launches into a simmering synthy set. Recorded 04/21/2021. Valleys X John Cooper Clark Be My Guest...

Duration:00:26:00

Working Men's Club

8/31/2021
The quick evolution of London’s Working Men’s Club from guitar-based rock band to synth-driven dance outfit might seem odd but listening to their present-day New Orderian sound, you’d never guess they were ever making anything else. For Live on KEXP, frontman Syd Minskey-Sargeant speaks with Kevin Cole about how the pandemic affected their highly unorthodox remix releases before the quartet launches into a simmering synthy set. Recorded 04/21/2021. Valleys X John Cooper Clark Be My Guest...

Duration:00:28:42

TEKE::TEKE

8/24/2021
Montreal 7-piece psych-rock band TEKE::TEKE expand on the wide array of influences that led to the name of their band - urban legends, onomatopoeias, and a Japanese guitarist all have a hand - with Larry Mizell, Jr. before floating into a flute-filled, surfy set. Recorded April 26, 2021. Kala Kala Yoru Ni Barbara Jikaku Meikyu Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:56

TEKE::TEKE [Performance & Interview Only]

8/24/2021
Montreal 7-piece psych-rock band TEKE::TEKE expand on the wide array of influences that led to the name of their band - urban legends, onomatopoeias, and a Japanese guitarist all have a hand - with Larry Mizell, Jr. before floating into a flute-filled, surfy set. Recorded April 26, 2021. Kala Kala Yoru Ni Barbara Jikaku Meikyu Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:04

Laraaji

8/17/2021
A pioneer of new age and ambient sounds, Laraaji recently added a trilogy of albums, 'Sun Piano,’ 'Moon Piano,' and 'Through Luminous Eyes' to his already deep discography. On this episode of Live on KEXP, the 78 year-old musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner recounts the story of acquiring the zither that would come to influence his music for the next 40+ years and then utilizes it alongside TingSha cymbals, Kalimba, Tibetan singing bowl, and his voice for a meditative and...

Duration:00:26:13

Laraaji [Performance & Interview Only]

8/17/2021
A pioneer of new age and ambient sounds, Laraaji recently added a trilogy of albums, 'Sun Piano,’ 'Moon Piano,' and 'Through Luminous Eyes' to his already deep discography. On this episode of Live on KEXP, the 78 year-old musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner recounts the story of acquiring the zither that would come to influence his music for the next 40+ years and then utilizes it alongside TingSha cymbals, Kalimba, Tibetan singing bowl, and his voice for a meditative and...

Duration:00:31:20

No-No Boy [Performance Only]

8/10/2021
For Julian Saporiti, music is not just an opportunity for creative expression but also an avenue to share his rich knowledge of Asian American history. Armed with a PhD in American Studies from Brown, Saporiti recounts these tales, both personal and historical, through No-No Boy. On this episode of Live on KEXP, find out more about Saporiti’s journey from professor to rock star before diving into a stirring set of songs off his sophomore album, '1975.' Recorded 05/04/2021. St. Denis or...

Duration:00:16:41

No-No Boy

8/10/2021
For Julian Saporiti, music is not just an opportunity for creative expression but also an avenue to share his rich knowledge of Asian American history. Armed with a PhD in American Studies from Brown, Saporiti recounts these tales, both personal and historical, through No-No Boy. On this episode of Live on KEXP, find out more about Saporiti’s journey from professor to rock star before diving into a stirring set of songs off his sophomore album, '1975.' Recorded 05/04/2021. St. Denis or...

Duration:00:22:31

Shovels & Rope

8/3/2021
Much has been said about the pros and cons of being a parent during the pandemic. For musicians like Shovels & Rope’s Cary Anne Hearst and Michael Trent, not being able to be on the road has allowed them an amount of time with their children that they haven’t previously been afforded, but also left them without an income to support them. Perhaps that’s why their latest volume of the Busted Jukebox series they started in 2015, titled 'Busted Juicebox Vol. 3,' leans heavily into lullabies and...

Duration:00:25:06

Shovels & Rope [Performance & Interview Only]

8/3/2021
Much has been said about the pros and cons of being a parent during the pandemic. For musicians like Shovels & Rope’s Cary Anne Hearst and Michael Trent, not being able to be on the road has allowed them an amount of time with their children that they haven’t previously been afforded, but also left them without an income to support them. Perhaps that’s why their latest volume of the Busted Jukebox series they started in 2015, titled 'Busted Juicebox Vol. 3,' leans heavily into lullabies and...

Duration:00:28:37

Flock of Dimes [Performance & Interview Only]

7/27/2021
In April, Jenn Wasner released her second album under the name Flock of Dimes. Titled 'Head of Roses,' the album explores the depths of heartbreak but also, according to Cheryl Waters, “Elicits so much happiness and emotion.” For Live on KEXP, Wasner speaks to the admiring Waters about how the few short weeks of making 'Head of Roses' were some of the happiest moments of her life and brought her back to life after troubled times. Recorded 03/26/2021. Two Price of Blue Lightning Hard Way The...

Duration:00:27:15

Flock of Dimes

7/27/2021
In April, Jenn Wasner released her second album under the name Flock of Dimes. Titled 'Head of Roses,' the album explores the depths of heartbreak but also, according to Cheryl Waters, “Elicits so much happiness and emotion.” For Live on KEXP, Wasner speaks to the admiring Waters about how the few short weeks of making 'Head of Roses' were some of the happiest moments of her life and brought her back to life after troubled times. Recorded 03/26/2021. Two Price of Blue Lightning Hard Way The...

Duration:00:27:25

TV Priest

7/20/2021
London four-piece TV Priest make blazing, brash post-punk that sees frontman Charlie Drinkwater deliver fired-up musings in a spoken-word style. For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson delves into the history of this unique and yet very of-the-moment way of conveying lyrics. The band also explains why, despite being childhood friends, they only finally united as a band in their ‘30s and the benefits that sort of time and exposure to "real life" has on making music. Recorded 03/29/2021 Press Gang...

Duration:00:25:47

TV Priest [Performance & Interview Only]

7/20/2021
London four-piece TV Priest make blazing, brash post-punk that sees frontman Charlie Drinkwater deliver fired-up musings in a spoken-word style. In the interview, the band explains why, despite being childhood friends, they only finally united as a band in their ‘30s and the benefits that sort of time and exposure to "real life" has on making music. Recorded 03/29/2021 Press Gang Slideshow This Island Venus In Furs Decoration Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube Support the show:...

Duration:00:23:28

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

7/13/2021
Besides playing a scathing set of punchy psych-rock, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets answer some of the tough questions on this week’s episode of Live on KEXP. Speaking with KEXP’s Troy Nelson, the Australian band, who released their fourth studio album ‘Shyga! The Sunlight Mound’ in February, sets the record straight on the question we’ve all been pondering: what is a kookaburra? Recorded 04/01/2021. Mr. Prism Tally Ho Pukebox Mundungus Found God in a Tomato Watch the full Live on KEXP session on...

Duration:00:26:30

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets [Performance & Interview Only]

7/13/2021
Besides playing a scathing set of punchy psych-rock, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets answer some of the tough questions on this week’s episode of Live on KEXP. Speaking with KEXP’s Troy Nelson, the Australian band, who released their fourth studio album ‘Shyga! The Sunlight Mound’ in February, sets the record straight on the question we’ve all been pondering: what is a kookaburra? Recorded 04/01/2021. Mr. Prism Tally Ho Pukebox Mundungus Found God in a Tomato Watch the full Live on KEXP session on...

Duration:00:29:28