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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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    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

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.

    Caroline Rose

    Caroline Rose

    On the show this time, it's the cinematic indie-pop of songwriter Caroline Rose.

    Caroline Rose is an uncompromising, ever morphing, creative force. They’ve been putting out music since 2012. Originally it was a folky Americana sound, with acoustic guitar, pedal steel and mandolins - though Caroline’s lyrics were already potent with insight, entanglements, despair or dgaf ennui. Artistic evolution has been de rigeur since, and their latest is polished pop-music, as likely to feature the jitter of electronica as it is to sweep in with Hollywood strings.

    Consistently though, the album covers have been…Rose colored. The blood-red kind of roses. The new album cover features a rose-red blindfold. It’s called 'The Art of Forgetting' and is available on New West Records.

    Recorded 04/28/2023.


    Tell Me What You Want
    Love Song For Myself
    Everywhere I Go I Bring the Rain
    Miami

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    • 29 min
    Caroline Rose [Performance & Interview Only]

    Caroline Rose [Performance & Interview Only]

    On the show this time, it's the cinematic indie-pop of songwriter Caroline Rose.

    Caroline Rose is an uncompromising, ever morphing, creative force. They’ve been putting out music since 2012. Originally it was a folky Americana sound, with acoustic guitar, pedal steel and mandolins - though Caroline’s lyrics were already potent with insight, entanglements, despair or dgaf ennui. Artistic evolution has been de rigeur since, and their latest is polished pop-music, as likely to feature the jitter of electronica as it is to sweep in with Hollywood strings.

    Consistently though, the album covers have been…Rose colored. The blood-red kind of roses. The new album cover features a rose-red blindfold. It’s called 'The Art of Forgetting' and is available on New West Records.

    Recorded 04/28/2023.


    Tell Me What You Want
    Love Song For Myself
    Everywhere I Go I Bring the Rain
    Miami

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

    • 27 min
    Rodriguez

    Rodriguez

    On the show this time, it's a very special throwback episode, featuring a live performance from the Detroit legend - Rodriguez.

    Detroit, Motor City. It churned out all those classic cars, but it is also one of the great American music cities.  Motown obviously, which is enough all on its own. Punk from Suzi Quattro, The Suicide Machines, The Romantics, and the MC5. Pop and R&B and Hip Hop from Was Not Was, J Dilla, and Anita Baker. Sufjan Stevens, Bob Seger, or Eminem. And - from the quiet streets of Woodbridge came the psych-rocking songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. He released 2 studio albums with little success in the US, but he did well in Australia and New Zealand, and South Africa. In fact, he was a huge hit in South Africa. He didn’t know it at the time. He lived a simple life, working hard for very little money. It wasn’t until his daughter discovered a website about him in the late 90s that he realized how many fans he had in other parts of the world. His records were re-issued by Light in the Attic in 2009 and he toured - including to Seattle. He played many packed concerts to adoring fans - finally getting a taste of the success he deserved. He died in 2023 at the age of 81.

    Recorded 06/23/2009.


    I Wonder
    Forget It
    Crucify Your Mind
    Can’t Get Away
    Inner City Blues
    To Whom It May Concern
    Sugar Man

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    • 27 min
    Rodriguez [Performance Only]

    Rodriguez [Performance Only]

    On the show this time, it's a very special throwback episode, featuring a live performance from the Detroit legend - Rodriguez.

    Detroit, Motor City. It churned out all those classic cars, but it is also one of the great American music cities.  Motown obviously, which is enough all on its own. Punk from Suzi Quattro, The Suicide Machines, The Romantics, and the MC5. Pop and R&B and Hip Hop from Was Not Was, J Dilla, and Anita Baker. Sufjan Stevens, Bob Seger, or Eminem. And - from the quiet streets of Woodbridge came the psych-rocking songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. He released 2 studio albums with little success in the US, but he did well in Australia and New Zealand, and South Africa. In fact, he was a huge hit in South Africa. He didn’t know it at the time. He lived a simple life, working hard for very little money. It wasn’t until his daughter discovered a website about him in the late 90s that he realized how many fans he had in other parts of the world. His records were re-issued by Light in the Attic in 2009 and he toured - including to Seattle. He played many packed concerts to adoring fans - finally getting a taste of the success he deserved. He died in 2023 at the age of 81.

    Recorded 06/23/2009.


    I Wonder
    Forget It
    Crucify Your Mind
    Can’t Get Away
    Inner City Blues
    To Whom It May Concern
    Sugar Man

    Watch the full Live on KEXP performance on YouTube.
    Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate
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    • 22 min
    The Kills

    The Kills

    On the show this time, it’s a stripped down performance from post-garage rockers The Kills.

    The Kills met back in the late 90’s when singer Alison Mosshart was staying in London during a tour with a previous band, and met her upstairs neighbor Jamie Hince. She loved his guitar playing and insisted that they be in a band together. That didn’t happen right away, but they kept in touch, and began writing together, and sharing 4 track demos of stuff, from when they were apart. Once her band broke up, Alison moved to London, and the band that would become The Kills formed in 2001, recording as VV and Hotel until they picked the band name. They play hard hitting heavy music, with one foot in bluesy garage rock, the other in epic cinematic noir-pop. It’s glitzy and dirty and always so dang cool. Their latest album is 'God Games' and it is available on Domino.

    Recorded 02/07/2024.


    New York
    Better Days
    103
    Baby Says
    Fried My Little Brains

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube.
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    • 26 min
    The Kills [Performance & Interview Only]

    The Kills [Performance & Interview Only]

    On the show this time, it’s a stripped down performance from post-garage rockers The Kills.

    The Kills met back in the late 90’s when singer Alison Mosshart was staying in London during a tour with a previous band, and met her upstairs neighbor Jamie Hince. She loved his guitar playing and insisted that they be in a band together. That didn’t happen right away, but they kept in touch, and began writing together, and sharing 4 track demos of stuff, from when they were apart. Once her band broke up, Alison moved to London, and the band that would become The Kills formed in 2001, recording as VV and Hotel until they picked the band name. They play hard hitting heavy music, with one foot in bluesy garage rock, the other in epic cinematic noir-pop. It’s glitzy and dirty and always so dang cool. Their latest album is 'God Games' and it is available on Domino.

    Recorded 02/07/2024.


    New York
    Better Days
    103
    Baby Says
    Fried My Little Brains

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

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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#1 Radio Station

If you hear someone gripe about there not being any good music on the radio, point them to KEXP. That will cure them.

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Kexp 4 life

I just wished we had a radio station like this one in my hometown....thks a lot for all the great discovery !!! Fan from Montreal Canada ... Love you guys

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Range

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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