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Listen to one-of-a-kind in-studio performances recorded live at KEXP. Recent guests include:

Shivas, The - 11/15/2014
Portland punks, The Shivas channel vintage 1960's Northwest rock 'n' roll in this bouncy set for Audioasis. Check out this set of tunes from their 2014 K Records LP, "You Know What to Do."

Mariachi El Bronx - 11/11/2014
Mariachi El Bronx, the alter ego of LA-based punk band The Bronx, perform songs from their 2014 self-titled album, live on KEXP.

Shovels & Rope - 11/10/2014
Charleston, SC-based indie-folk duo Shovels & Rope delights KEXP listeners with a live in-studio set, featuring songs from 2014's, "Swimmin' Time."

Frankie Rose - 11/8/2014
Brooklyn-based noise pop drummer/vocalist Frankie Rose (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls) performs live in the KEXP Studio, featuring songs from her 2013 release, "Herein Wild."

Shaprece - 11/8/2014
Seattle R&B singer Shaprece joins DJ Sharlese on Audioasis to perform songs from her 2014 EP, “Molting.”

Frazey Ford - 11/5/2014
Vancouver-based folk singer-songwriter Frazey Ford joins KEXP listeners in the Roadhouse to perform songs from 2014's, "Indian Ocean."

Tomo Nakayama - 11/4/2014
Tomo Nakayama kicks off his 14-show release-day marathon with Troy Nelson on The Morning Show. Nakayama (Grand Hallway, Asahi) is joined by The Shins’s Yuuki Matthews in this stripped-down set of material from his latest release “Fog On The Lens.”

Low Roar - 11/4/2014
Reykjavík, Iceland-based dreamy folk outfit, Low Roar perform an exclusive live set in the KEXP Studio, featuring songs from 2014s, "0."

Jen Wood - 11/1/2014
Seattle songwriter Jen Wood returns to KEXP to deliver a dreamy set of tunes from her 2014 LP, “Wilderness”. Wood is backed by an excellent cast of Seattle musicians including Carissa’s Wierd guitarist Jenn Ghetto and bassist Lesli Wood for this electrified in-studio performance.

Courtney Barnett - 10/31/2014
Melbourne, Australia-based singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs live in the KEXP Studio, featuring songs from 2014's, "The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas."

Allo Darlin' - 10/30/2014
Allo Darlin' joins John in the Morning for a live KEXP in-studio session featuring songs from the 2014 album, "We Come from the Same Place."

Bossacucanova - 10/28/2014
Bossacucanova come to KEXP all the way from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for this fantastic set on Wo' Pop. The Latin Grammy nominees are credited for being among the first to blend electronic sounds with traditional Bossa Nova. Don't miss this special performance featuring songs from the 2014 release, "Our Kind Of Bossa."

Pond - 10/28/2014
Australian psych-rock band, Pond, blows the doors off the KEXP studio in this heavy in-studio performance on The Midday Show. Pond sounds simultaniously out-of-control and perfectly tight in this performance as they debut songs from the forthcoming 2015 release “Man, It Feels Like Space Again.”

Ballet School - 10/27/2014
Berlin-based indie pop trio Ballet School performs essential tracks from their 2014 release, "The Dew Lasts an Hour," on KEXP.

Vibragun - 10/25/2014
Seattle’s Vibragun rock the KEXP studio in advance of their first Japanese tour. Check out this great set of fuzzy shoegaze rock from Vibragun’s self-titled LP.

Lemonade - 10/25/2014
Brookyln-based group, Lemonade channel beach vibes into this dancy in-studio performance in support of their 2014 release, “Minus Tide.”

Cabana - 10/25/2014
Seattle indie-rockers Cabana make their KEXP debut in this live performance on Audioasis. This is an excellent set of shoegazey, psychedelic pop pulling mostly from the 2014 release, “Normal City.”

Bricklayer - 10/25/2014
Seatte/Olympia hardcore band Bricklayer debut new material on Sonic Reducer.

Rural Alberta Advantage, The - 10/24/2014
Toronto-based indie rock outfit The Rural Alberta Advantage performs live in the KEXP Studio, with a set of tunes from their 2014 album, "Mended With Gold."

PINS - 10/24/2014
Manchester quartet joing The Morning Show from The Cutting Room Studios in New York City

Sonic Avenues - 10/24/2014
Ming City Rockers - 10/24/2014
Cold War Kids - 10/23/2014
Bee Caves - 10/23/2014
King Tuff - 10/22/2014
Amason - 10/22/2014
Ásgeir - 10/21/2014
Tom Vek - 10/21/2014
Hollie Cook - 10/21/2014
James - 10/20/2014
Sloan - 10/20/2014
Ex Hex - 10/19/2014
Freak Vibe - 10/18/2014
Big Ups - 10/18/2014
Trampled By Turtles - 10/18/2014
AJ Dávila y Terror Amor - 10/17/2014
Owl John - 10/17/2014
Growlers, The - 10/16/2014
PUJOL - 10/16/2014
Jungle - 10/15/2014
Acid, The - 10/15/2014
Edna Vazquez - 10/15/2014
Saintseneca - 10/14/2014
Conor Oberst - 10/14/2014
Temples - 10/13/2014
Alt-J - 10/13/2014
Sondre Lerche - 10/12/2014
Thunderpussy - 10/11/2014
Pleasure Leftists - 10/11/2014

VIP Club Concert Series:

Donors to KEXP receive great thank you gifts. Donors who support KEXP with a gift of $500-999 receive invitations to four VIP Club Concerts. Donors who support KEXP with a gift of $1,000 or more receive invitations to eight VIP Club Concerts. Recent performances include:

Okkervil River - 6/20/2011
The Wedding Present - 9/25/2008
Okkervil River - 9/17/2008
DeVotchKa - 5/3/2008
Sons and Daughters - 4/29/2008
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - 12/11/2007
Stars - 11/16/2007
Peter Bjorn and John - 5/13/2007
Dean And Britta - 4/11/2007
Sebadoh - 3/4/2007
My Morning Jacket - 1/8/2007
Hidden Cameras - 12/2/2006
Robyn Hitchcock - 11/28/2006
Joseph Arthur - 10/12/2006
Billy Bragg - 10/2/2006
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 3/19/2006
Nada Surf - 2/26/2006
Rosebuds, The - 11/13/2005
Iron & Wine with Calexico - 10/22/2005
New Pornographers, The - 8/23/2005
Bob Mould - 8/1/2005
Sufjan Stevens - 7/23/2005
Aqualung - 6/2/2005
Low - 3/24/2005
Kings of Convenience - 3/13/2005
Interpol - 2/11/2005
Citizen Cope - 11/11/2004
Michael Franti & Spearhead - 10/29/2004
Concretes, The - 10/17/2004

Special Performances:

KEXP Live from Sasquatch 2011
KEXP Live from Chicago 2008
KEXP Live from NYC October 2007
KEXP Live from NYC November 2006
KEXP Live from Chicago 2006
KEXP Live from NYC May 2006
KEXP Live from NYC September 2005
KEXP Live from NYC April 2005
KEXP Live from NYC October 2004
KEXP Live from NYC June 2004
KEXP Yule Benefit
KEXP Live From NYC
WOMAD 2001
Capitol Hill Block Party 2001
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Rockabilly Ball 2001
The Morning Show Live from NYC

KEXP and Seattle Channel are now offering full-length videos of these VIP Club Concert Series performances (*Real player required).

Joseph Arthur
Billy Bragg
Jose Gonzalez
The Black Angels
Elbow

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