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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.

    Hatari

    Hatari

    Icelandic group Hatari are an experience unlike any other. Almost more performance art than anything else, their music lies somewhere between techno and metal with a sprinkling of pop while their stage show is an artfully curated futuristic BDSM anti-capitalist daydream.

    After a big year, where the band sparked controversy with their comments about Palestine before and during their performance in the Eurovision Song Contest, the band returns to Kex Hostel for a one-of-a-kind performance at Iceland Airwaves. Three years after their debut breakout performance at Kex, the band has pulled out all the stops, turning the hostel into a basement warehouse party set in 2054.

    Recorded 11/10/2019.
    Spillingardans
    Klámstrákur
    Biðröð Mistaka
    Klefi / Samed feat. Bashar Murad

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    • 15 min
    Terror/Cactus

    Terror/Cactus

    Seattle-based Terror/Cactus bring their distinctive take on psychedelic electro cumbia to the KEXP live stage for this unique performance. As always, the band is donned in masks while showcasing instrumental songs from their 2018 sophomore full-length Impulsos as well as 2019’s Corriente EP.

    The band takes DJ Chilly through the decade-long history and formation of the band, which started as Buenos Aires-born musician Martín Selasco’s solo bedroom project and expanded in just the past few years into a full band, as well as Selasco’s collection of new instruments he acquired while traveling through South America that inspired the new EP.

    Recorded 11/26/2019.
    Sapo Enamorado
    La Quebrada
    Tambor del Monte
    La Corriente

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    • 19 min
    Angel Olsen

    Angel Olsen

    Last fall, indie chanteuse Angel Olsen unveiled her fourth studio album, All Mirrors. An exercise in grandeur, Olsen is backed by a cinematic orchestra that takes her skilled vocals and introspective lyrics to new heights. While many artists could get lost behind a screen of smoke and satin, Olsen is simply strengthened by her transformation into an old-Hollywood protagonist starring in a movie of her own making.

    Olsen brings the string-filled spectacle of All Mirrors to KEXP for this in-studio, hosted by Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room.

    Recorded 12/11/2019
    All Mirrors
    Spring
    Lark
    Chance

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    • 21 min
    Say Sue Me

    Say Sue Me

    Busan, South Korea’s favorite band Say Sue Me capped off 2019, a year of high highs and the lowest of lows for the good friends, by stopping by the KEXP studios to perform four songs that span their six-year career of making sincere surf-tinged indie rock. Amidst the music, the band chats with Kevin Cole about their 2019 Korean Music Award experience, in which they were nominated in five categories and won two, and how the passing of their drummer Semin Kang has inspired them to “make music for us.”

    Recorded 12/13/19.
    Old Town
    Good People
    Just Joking Around
    Let’s Don’t Say Anything

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    • 24 min
    Whitney

    Whitney

    On their anticipated sophomore record, 'Forever Turned Around,' beloved Chicago duo Whitney continue their distinct interpretation of ‘70s AM soft rock that made them a hit on the festival circuit after their 2016 debut Light Upon the Lake. Focusing on themes of relationships, loneliness, and the beauty of friendship, the record is a nostalgic slow-burner that basks in the warm glow of a summer evening.

    Joined by five other musicians for their in-studio, Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich tell Cheryl Waters about the experience of making the new record and how their bond has led to a natural fusing of brains.

    Recorded 10/25/19.
    Friend of Mine
    Giving Up
    Before I Know It
    Valleys (My Love)

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    • 19 min
    Death Valley Girls

    Death Valley Girls

    Los Angeles quartet Death Valley Girls combines the volume and fury of proto-punk, desert mysticism, with a dash of spacey psych and freewheeling garage-rock fun.

    The band joins Troy Nelson for a set heavy with tunes from their 2018 release, 'Darkness Rains,' with the sounds being accompanied by some live visuals courtesy of Mad Alchemy.

    Recorded 11/15/2019.
    Abre Camino
    Street Justice
    More Dead
    Disaster (Is What We're After)

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

Karaokemookie ,

Great tunes

What a podcast! Introduced to so many great bands/musicians.

Mr. B Superstar ,

Joy as an act of rebellion

It’s fitting to title this review the same as the Idles’ most recent release.

I first came across the KEXP live performances watching Shame on YouTube, but the top notch sound mixing made me subscribe to the podcast so I could listen in the car too.

The staff’s taste in music is impeccable. The fact that they’re evangelical about the band Idles shows that. It isn’t just about punk though. KEXP is on the cutting edge of showcasing bands across the entire musical spectrum.

They’re good people supporting good people. You can see it in the YouTube versions of this podcast. Just look at the joy on the faces of all the artists performing early after likely have a late night of performing the night before.

As a 46 year old man who thought every band I’d ever love had already broken up or died...KEXP is how I discover new music. Thank you KEXP.

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Amazing Music, Fascinating Stories

I've been listening to KEXP since podcasts became a thing maybe ten years ago. I attended a performing arts high school, and I'm fascinated by not only the music of musicians, but their lives and perspectives on life and the world. KEXP sessions offer not only phenomenally-recorded live music, but also excellent conversations with the artists as people. They cover a huge range of music, and have a high volume of episodes.

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