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Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances. 628142

KEXP Live Performances Podcast KEXP

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Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances. 628142

    Brittany Howard

    Brittany Howard

    Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard made waves last year with her debut solo record, 'Jaime.' Gliding on instrumentals that blend funk, soul, psych-rock and R&B, her dynamic yet intimate vocals are what make this a powerhouse record and easily one of KEXP's favorites of 2019. Hosted by Cheryl Waters on the Midday Show, Brittany discusses gaining confidence as a songwriter and solo artist, the deeply personal album name, the themes of race and sexuality in her music and touring with her idol. Recorded 11/18/2019. 4 songs - Stay High, Georgia, He Loves Me, Presence.

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    Celest

    Celest

    Mexico City-based project Celest gets their name from a fascination with the sky and the cosmos, and their sound fittingly blends dream pop, ambient, and alternative rock. DJ Chilly hosts the band for this ethereal performance from Panoram Studios during KEXP’s 2019 Mexico City broadcast. Recorded 02/27/2019. 4 songs - Entre Bien y Mal, Sol, Fantasmas, Hasta Que El Tiempo No Nos Separe.

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    Jake Xerxes Fussell

    Jake Xerxes Fussell

    Jake Xerxes Fussell has proven himself a modern master of American folk and blues, with prodigious guitar playing and a rawness to his voice that goes straight to the heart. Hosted by Greg Vandy on KEXP's The Roadhouse, Fussell performs four songs and discusses getting his start in the folklore world, his Southern origins and how he reinterprets traditional music. Recorded 10/04/2019. 4 songs - Jubilee, Raggy Levy, The River St. John's, Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?

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    Madame Gandhi

    Madame Gandhi

    Convention-breaking artist and activist Madame Gandhi, formerly the drummer for M.I.A., writes music that centers the female voice and experience, boldly making space for more women and femme rappers to follow. As part of KEXP's 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast from Kex Hostel, she performs tracks from her latest EP, Visions, skillfully jumping between a drum kit, beat pad and the mic, and taking breaks to explain her inspiration and intended impact. Recorded 11/06/2019. 6 songs - Waiting For Me, Her, Top Knot Turn Up, Young Indian, Yellow Sea, Bad Habits.

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    KOKOKO!

    KOKOKO!

    Born out of the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, KOKOKO! inventively up-cycles various materials to create a sonically vibrant, spontaneous style of dance music. The collective joins Troy Nelson in the KEXP Live Room for an exhilarating performance of songs from their new record, Fongola, and a multilingual discussion about the spirit of collaboration, building instruments out of necessity and breaking away from Congolese musical traditions. Recorded 10/12/2019. 4 songs - Likolo, Tongos'a, Malembe, Azo Toke.

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    • 26 min
    Oruã

    Oruã

    Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ORUÃ brings their own brand of jazz-infused, fuzzed-out psychedelia to the KEXP Live Room. Playing mostly songs from their 2019 album, 'Romã,’ the three-piece band also speaks with Cheryl Waters about their connection with Built To Spill, the arts community in Rio de Janeiro and their many side projects. Recorded 03/27/2019. 5 songs - Volte Consciente, Malquerências, Domador, Vitin, Ilhas De Força.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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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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