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Live Performances

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

Springtime Carnivore - 3/17/2015
Greta Morgan and her band Springtime Carnivore perform their ebullient pop, with a hint of looming psychedelia live on KEXP.

Theories - 3/15/2015
Seattle based death/grind-metal band THEORIES are thunderously explosive; they stop by Seek and Destroy spilling tons of vicious and sludgy chaos live on KEXP.

Ruler - 3/14/2015
Seattle based Indie-folk band Ruler envisions their songs and musical experiences like ‘a series of audible treats’ listen to them perform live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

Holy Esque - 3/13/2015
Glasgow based Holy Esque performs their ferocious post-punk filled with atmospheric textures, musical tension and cryptically-dramatic lyrics live on KEXP’s Morning Show.

Rainieros, The - 3/12/2015
Seattle country & western band, The Rainieros perform their fantastic honky-tonk music live on KEXP’s Swiggin’ Doors.

Tweedy - 3/12/2015
Tweedy is the latest project from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, his son Spencer and a group of their close friends. Listen to them perform a magnificent set of tunes from their recent album Sukierae live on KEXP.

Dodos, The - 3/11/2015
Polyvinyl Records indie-rock duo The Dodos perform live on KEXP in support of their excellent new album ‘Individ’.

Juliana Hatfield Three - 3/11/2015
The Juliana Hatfield Three stop by The Morning Show in support of their new album ‘Whatever, My Love’ and perform their classic songs ‘My Sister’, ‘Spin The Bottle’ and more live on KEXP.

Wolf Alice - 3/10/2015
London band Wolf Alice bring their dark, psych-tinged folk-pop to the KEXP studio for this live session.

Twilight Sad, The - 3/9/2015
Emotionally direct post-punk band The Twilight Sad rip through a gorgeously-textured set at the Triple Door of Seattle live for The KEXP VIP donors.

Doomtree - 3/9/2015
Minneapolis indie hip- hop collective Doomtree stops by the afternoon show and perform a captivating set live on KEXP.

Kindness - 3/8/2015
R&B artist Adam Bainbride and his funky group Kindness stop by KEXP and perform live in support of their recent album, ‘Otherness’.

Swervedriver - 3/8/2015
Highly revered U.K. indie-shoegaze band Swervedriver stop by KEXP and perform an energetically-driving set live on KEXP.

Evening Bell - 3/7/2015
Evening Bell perform soothing ol’ time honky-tonk music live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

Districts, The - 3/5/2015
The Districts perform their honest and passionate music live on The Morning Show of KEXP.

Sidekicks, The - 3/4/2015
The Sidekicks stop by The Midday show and perform their energetic indie-punk live on KEXP.

Viet Cong - 3/3/2015
In the words of Cheryl Waters “Oh My God..That Was Nuts!!!” This is Viet Cong, a blindingly-tight post-punk four piece from Alberta, Canada. Hear them as they deliver an unforgettable performance live in the KEXP Studio.

Hungry Cloud Darkening - 2/28/2015
Anecortes, Washington band Hungry Cloud Darkening performs their intelligently-moody, foreboding pop songs live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

Daniel Lanois - 2/27/2015
Artist-Producer Extraordinaire Daniel Lanois performs from the historic Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline Washington live on KEXP.

Doug Seegers - 2/26/2015
Beloved American country musician Doug Seegars stops by Swiggin’ Doors and performs a hauntingly-rich set live on KEXP.

Church, The - 2/24/2015
THEESatisfaction - 2/23/2015
St. Paul & the Broken Bones - 2/23/2015
Unlikely Friends - 2/21/2015
Bod - 2/21/2015
Nude Beach - 2/21/2015
Witches Titties, The - 2/21/2015
Jessica Pratt - 2/20/2015
Steve Earle - 2/20/2015
A Cedar Suede - 2/19/2015
Kevin Morby - 2/19/2015
Childbirth - 2/14/2015
Israel Nash - 2/14/2015
Capsula - 2/13/2015
Lucinda Williams - 2/11/2015
Ariel Pink - 2/10/2015
Dengue Fever - 2/10/2015
Hanni El-Khatib - 2/9/2015
Donte Peace - 2/8/2015
Erik Blood - 2/7/2015
Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band - 2/7/2015
Smokey Brights - 2/4/2015
Lloyd Cole - 2/3/2015
Nile Project, The - 2/3/2015
Magic Giant - 2/3/2015
Bread & Butter - 1/31/2015
Tracers - 1/31/2015
Rose Windows - 1/28/2015
Bass Drum of Death - 1/28/2015

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