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

Hightek Lowlives - 4/13/2014
Hightek Lowlives hit the KEXP Studios with a live performance featuring their underground hiphop style found on their 2014 album, "Humanoid Void". It was out of this world.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - 4/13/2014
Indie-rock stalwart Stephen Malkmus returns to KEXP with his band,the Jicks to perform a set of laid-back, off-the-cuff songs from his latest LP "Wig Out at Jagbags."

Constant Lovers - 4/12/2014
Seattle's Constant Lovers perform a set of scrappy, hard-hitting punk rock on Sonic Reducer.

Cataldo - 4/12/2014
Seattle band Cataldo returns to KEXP to perform songs from their new LP "Gilded Oldies." This set of lush indie rock features tight vocal interplay between frontman Eric Anderson and guitarist Matt Batey as well as the accompaniment of a soaring horn section.

Big Scary - 4/10/2014
Australia's indie pop duo, Big Scary, took to the KEXP Studio with a live performance of songs from their 2013 LP titled, "Not Art".

Kithkin - 4/10/2014
With 2014's, "Altered Beast" now on the shelves, Seattle's treepunk tribe, Kithkin brought their nature loving selves indoors, treating the KEXP Studio to an inspired live performance.

Caleb Klauder and Cahalen Morrison - 4/9/2014
Caleb Klauder of the Caleb Klauder Country Band, and Cahalen Morrison of Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer, performed live on KEXP with a choice selection of fellow band members. The session was filled with spontaneity and, of course, timeless country songs.

Drowners - 4/9/2014
Drowners, the post-punk quartet from Brooklyn, NY, kicked out a live performance in the KEXP Studio with songs from their self-titled 2014 release.

Temples - 4/9/2014
That fantastic 60's British rock we all know and love has a new face and revitalized sound. Temples, performed live in the KEXP Studio with songs from their 2014 album, "Sun Structures".

EMA - 4/9/2014
South Dakotan native Erika Anderson juxtaposes her gentle whispering croon with bone-chilling wails during her performance on KEXP, featuring material from her 2014 release " The Future's Void".

Factory Floor - 4/8/2014
British group Factory Floor, signed to DFA records, redefine the term "post-industrial" with this pulsing set featuring material from their self-titled debut. Live on KEXP

NO - 4/7/2014
The six piece LA band, NO, shared songs from their self-produced 2014 album, "El Prado" live on KEXP.

Vertical Scratchers - 4/6/2014
The wry guitar pop band, Vertical Scratchers played songs from their fresh 2014 Merge Records release, “Daughter of Everything” in the KEXP Studio.

Dum Dum Girls - 4/5/2014
From Sub Pop records, the KEXP Studio was fortunate to capture Dum Dum Girls performing songs from their 2014 release, “Too True”.

Noah Gundersen - 4/5/2014
Seattle’s own indie-folk singer/songwriter, Noah Gundersen, joined us live in the KEXP Studio performing songs from his powerful debut 2014 release, “Ledges”.

Bad Sports - 4/5/2014
From the garages of Texas and signed to Dirtnap Records, Bad Sports stopped in at the KEXP Studio to play songs from their 2013 release, “Bras”.

Future Islands - 4/3/2014
East coast synthpop band Future Islands treat the KEXP airwaves to a set of songs from their 2014 4AD release, "Singles".

Kitten - 4/2/2014
LA-based indie rockers, Kitten, rattled the walls of the KEXP Studio with songs from a release scheduled for June 24, 2014.

Meklit - 4/1/2014
San Francisco singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero and her band perform material from their 2014 release "We Are Alive" live in the KEXP studio.

Chet Faker - 4/1/2014
Australia's own electronica musician, Chet Faker, delivered a delightfully soulful performance in the Cutting Room Studio with songs from his debut album, "Built On Glass", which will be released April 15, 2014.

Fanfarlo - 3/30/2014
Neil Finn - 3/30/2014
Myron & E - 3/30/2014
Black Lips - 3/29/2014
Peeping Tomboys - 3/29/2014
Benson Jones - 3/29/2014
War on Drugs, The - 3/28/2014
Billy Dwayne and the Creepers - 3/28/2014
Orwells, The - 3/27/2014
Black Hollies, The - 3/27/2014
Milagres - 3/25/2014
Twin Peaks - 3/25/2014
Alec Ounsworth - 3/24/2014
Sleepy Sun - 3/24/2014
Fearce Vill - 3/23/2014
THUMPERS - 3/22/2014
Yellow Ostrich - 3/22/2014
James Vincent McMorrow - 3/21/2014
Daniel Rossen - 3/21/2014
Vaadat Charigim - 3/21/2014
Western Haunts - 3/20/2014
Derelicts, The - 3/15/2014
Nick Waterhouse - 3/11/2014
Ylja - 3/9/2014
Mega EvErs - 3/9/2014
Jack Endino's Earthworm - 3/8/2014
Magic Mouth - 3/8/2014
Tango Alpha Tango - 3/8/2014
Angel Olsen - 3/7/2014

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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