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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.

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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.

    Widowspeak

    Widowspeak

    Indie rockers and former Tacoma locals Widowspeak released their sixth studio album The Jacket in Spring 2022 as a semi-concept album loosely telling the story a chain stitcher turned New York rocker. Vocalist Molly Hamilton relayed to Cheryl Waters in this episode of Live on KEXP the story behind the album before launching into four dreamy tracks off the record as well as professing their love for radio (which we don’t mind one bit).

    Recorded 07/28/2022.


    While You Wait
    The Drive
    True Blue
    Everything Is Simple

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
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    • 22 min
    Widowspeak [Performance & Interview Only]

    Widowspeak [Performance & Interview Only]

    Indie rockers and former Tacoma locals Widowspeak released their sixth studio album The Jacket in Spring 2022 as a semi-concept album loosely telling the story a chain stitcher turned New York rocker. Vocalist Molly Hamilton relayed to Cheryl Waters in this episode of Live on KEXP the story behind the album before launching into four dreamy tracks off the record as well as professing their love for radio (which we don’t mind one bit).

    Recorded 07/28/2022.


    While You Wait
    The Drive
    True Blue
    Everything Is Simple

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

    Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

    Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul bring politics to the dancefloor but it’s not as depressing as you might think. Instead the heavy topics of racism and xenophobia are handled with humor and wit on the Belgian duo’s debut Topical Dancer and their KEXP in-studio session is a hip-swinging celebration full of wry laughs and groovy basslines. 

    For an extra dose of international electronic grooves, we also share an excerpt from our 2016 session with Mexico City-based duo Sotomayor.

    Recorded 05/20/2022.


    Blenda
    Stop Making Sense
    Haha
    Ceci n’est pas un cliché

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul [Performance & Interview Only)

    Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul [Performance & Interview Only)

    Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul bring politics to the dancefloor but it’s not as depressing as you might think. Instead the heavy topics of racism and xenophobia are handled with humor and wit on the Belgian duo’s debut Topical Dancer and their KEXP in-studio session is a hip-swinging celebration full of wry laughs and groovy basslines. 

    For an extra dose of international electronic grooves, we also share an excerpt from our 2016 session with Mexico City-based duo Sotomayor.

    Recorded 05/20/2022.


    Blenda
    Stop Making Sense
    Haha
    Ceci n’est pas un cliché

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Poliça

    Poliça

    This summer, Minneapolis-based synth-pop band Poliça released their sixth studio album Madness via Memphis Industries Records. When they stopped by KEXP in July to play songs off the record, frontwoman Channy Leaneagh spoke with Cheryl Waters about the incorporation of a new band member of sorts, an anthropomorphic production tool designed by producer Ryan Olson and the sound-artist Seth Rosetter called “AllOvers(c)” which added an eerie element to the band’s icey sound.

    For an extra gift, we’re sharing a snippet from labelmates Tokyo Police Club’s KEXP in-studio session from 2008.

    Recorded 07/07/2022.


    Sweet Memz
    Blood
    Madness
    Amongster

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Poliça [Performance & Interview Only]

    Poliça [Performance & Interview Only]

    This summer, Minneapolis-based synth-pop band Poliça released their sixth studio album Madness via Memphis Industries Records. When they stopped by KEXP in July to play songs off the record, frontwoman Channy Leaneagh spoke with Cheryl Waters about the incorporation of a new band member of sorts, an anthropomorphic production tool designed by producer Ryan Olson and the sound-artist Seth Rosetter called “AllOvers(c)” which added an eerie element to the band’s icey sound.

    For an extra gift, we’re sharing a snippet from labelmates Tokyo Police Club’s KEXP in-studio session from 2008.

    Recorded 07/07/2022.


    Sweet Memz
    Blood
    Madness
    Amongster

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Kexp hits the mark for all people, and sometimes, the manage to do this all at once! Speaking for all people is a tall order but I was ordained as bishop of the 5th burrow back alleys.
I can only speak for myself and even though my musical tastes are vast these guys test the limits of my knowledge and range. They have allot of global artists and this is challenging for artist and audience.
Also they dont just play pop so if your looking for pop hits and strictly NAmerican music this has allot for you but is more about exploring the musical experience of life

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