Recent highlights from KEXP live sessions, including music from Javelin, Los Campesinos!, Happy Birthday, Dinosaur Feathers, Fang Island, The Posies, Love Is All, The Hold Steady, Florence & The Machine, Beach House, Bonobo, The Antlers, The Wedding Present, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Unnatural Helpers (pictured, photo by Rustee Pace)
Many more live mp3s are available here, and you can check out hundreds of live performances at KEXP.ORG!
Recent highlights from KEXP live sessions, including music from Diamond District, Cimarron, Stanton Moore Trio, Annuals, Absolute Monarchs, The Family Curse, Gabriel Mintz, Hooray For Earth, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Julie Doiron, Salmon Thrasher, Brian Fallon (of the Gaslight Anthem), Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire, pka Final Fantasy), Shout Out Louds, and Blunt Mechanic
Pictured: Jóhann Jóhannsson, KEXP Live Performance, May 12, 2010
Photo by Jim Bennett, all rights reserved, more at KEXP's flickr.
Many more live mp3s are available here on the Free Music Archive, and you can check out hundreds of live performances at kexp.org!
The latest exclusive mp3s from KEXP's Live Performance Archives!
Punk rock debauchery! Portland's Mean Jeans live on Sonic Reducer.
Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré (son of legend Ali Farka Touré) is sure to please with this masterful set of live African blues recorded at KEXP. –W. Myers [pictured / photo (c) Christopher Nelson Photography]
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan group The Deep Dark Woods plays shadowy roots-rock with wonderful vocal harmonies. They join Greg Vandy in The Roadhouse for an exclusive KEXP live set.
Check out this sweet set of dreamy synth electro dance pop from one of Portland's finest -- Reporter -- live on KEXP's Audioasis.
Austin based Band of Heathens bring their skillfully crafted Americana sound to KEXP, live on Swingin' Doors.
Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee and on their way to Pickathon 2010, The Black Lillies stop by The Roadhouse and deliver a set of country roots at its best.
Beautiful melodies poke through big guitar distortion during this KEXP live set from L.A. band Sky Parade, who embrace the sounds of the British Shoegaze Invasion and psych-pop, and make it their own. –W. Myers
Austin 3-piece Sunset plays a peppy trio of keyboard-driven pop concoctions from their forthcoming fourth release "Loveshines But The Moon Is Shining Too" Live on KEXP. -M. Ogaz
Precociously soulful blues man Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton joins Greg Vandy on the Roadhouse with this set of traditional blues live on KEXP.
Seattle MC trio State Of The Artist bring their beats, rhymes and summertime vibes to the KEXP studio for a killer set of live hip-hop. - M. Ogaz
Less than a week before their first full-length record release in eight years, Brad stopped by KEXP and delivered a couple new songs, along with a cover of The Damned's "New Rose" during their live in-studio performance.
Cotton Jones A.K.A. Michael Nau and Whitney Jones (both formerly from Page France) stop by KEXP with band in tow to play some of their lo-fi folk-pop from the album “Tall Hours In The Glowstream” live on the airwaves. –W. Myers
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Leonardo Martinelli A.K.A. Tremor blends electronics, rock, funk and more with cumbia and other folkloric flavors from Argentina. His project has morphed into a live trio and the sound is truly unique, and mad funky, as you can see with this KEXP performance. –W. Myers
Dig some ferocious, stripped-down garage rock from Chicago’s fiery-headed brother/sister duo White Mystery. This live performance recorded exclusively for KEXP. –W. Myers
Toronto trio Elliott Brood bring their stomping indie-roots-rock to the KEXP studio for a rousing live set.
Seattle’s KEXP deliver a mix of some of their best sessions from January-February 2012, featuring local and international artists and bands.
Sandrider, a hardcore trio from Seattle, preview their self-titled debut, released on Good To Die Records.
London’s Veronica Falls play their shimmering 2010 debut single ‘Found Love In A Graveyard.’
Portland warehouse band Blouse preview their self-titled debut with ‘Into The Black.’
Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot play ‘Isolani’ from their third album, 'Heart Beats Pacific.'
Welsh indie superstars Los Campesinos! Play ‘By Your Hand’ from their newest album, "Hello Sadness,” recorded live at The Neptune Theatre.
Quasi is an indie trio formed in Portland in 1993, comprising ex husband and wife Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss and bassist Joanna Bolme.
Seattle lo-fi folkster Bill Campbell (AKA Thee Midnight Creep) plays ghostly autoharp-driven tunes.
Laura Gibson is a Portland-bases folk singer and songwriter. ‘La Grabde,’ is the title track from her 2012 album.
13-piece Seattle ensemble Orkestar Zirkonium count funk, punk, klezmer, and Eastern European and Indian styles among their influences. Check out their rambunctious drum-and-brass from KEXP studios.
Detroit band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. deals in sublime indie-pop.
Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado plays adventurous psychedelic folk.
Gruff Rhys-collaborator and Welsh psych-pop songstress Cate Le Bon plays ‘Falcon Eyed,’ the opening track from her recent solo album ‘Cyrk’.