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

Juana Molina - 4/22/2014
Juana Molina, the Argentenian folk ambient electronica singer-songwriter delivered a beautiful performance for KEXP, playing songs from her 2013 release, "Wed 21".

Cities Aviv - 4/20/2014
The wonderfully scatterbrained hip-hop artist, Cities Aviv, laid down a few tracks from his 2014 album, "Come To Life" in a special performance for KEXP listeners. This Memphis act is sure to capture your attention.

Posse - 4/19/2014
Seattle based post-pop group, Posse, blew the doors off the KEXP Studio while recording a fun filled performance, featuring songs from 2014s, "Soft Opening".

St. Paul & the Broken Bones - 4/19/2014
With their 2014 album, "Half the City" released on Single Lock Records, St. Paul & the Broken Bones gave a live in-studio performance at KEXP with a Southern soul vibe that will stick with you for days.

Men, The - 4/18/2014
Live in the KEXP Studio, we captured a super cool performance of songs off "Tomorrow's Hits", the 2014 album from Brooklyn based post-hardcore indie rock band, The Men.

Goodbye Heart - 4/18/2014
The lush, lyrical electronic dreampop of, Goodbye Heart, filled the halls of KEXP during a live in-studio performance. The Seattle duo has a self-released 2014 EP titled, "Restless Nights" available for your listening pleasure.

Afghan Whigs, The - 4/15/2014
Alt-rock gladiators The Afghan Whigs, hailing from Cincinatti, bring the many destructive characters in their songs to life in the KEXP studio. The Afghan Whigs performed songs from their 2014 studio release " Do to the Beast".

Tinariwen - 4/15/2014
Saharan blues band, Tinariwen, stopped in at the KEXP Studio to record a performance of some hypnotically percussive songs. Their 2014 album, “Emmaar” showcases a return to their roots after decades of musical exploration and time on the road.

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
Dum Dum Girls - 4/5/2014
Noah Gundersen - 4/5/2014
Bad Sports - 4/5/2014
Future Islands - 4/3/2014
Kitten - 4/2/2014
Meklit - 4/1/2014
Chet Faker - 4/1/2014
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

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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