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In this new KEXP series, we dissect songs you love with the artists who made them. KEXP’s audio producer Julian Martlew sits down and chats with some of our favorite musicians. Watch below, and subscribe to the KEXP Youtube channel for more future episodes.

Episode 9: Bachelor

Episode 8: Daniel Lanois

Episode 7: Spirit Award

Episode 6: Bartees Strange

More Previous Episodes Here

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As a response to the stay-at-home orders, KEXP has launched the Live on KEXP at Home series, hosted by trusted KEXP DJs, musical guests perform sets live, either solo or with their quarantined partners. Check out some of our previous sessions below, and click here to see our schedule of upcoming performances.

Made possible with support from BECU and Amazon Music 

Mustafa
True Loves
Rostam
Ivy Sole
Eydís Evensen
Vex Ruffin
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
Working Men's Club
Wild Pink

 

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El Sonido 10th Anniversary Special

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KEXP is excited to share the El Sonido 10th Anniversary Special which premiered on KEXP’s YouTube channel on May 22nd. 

Hosts of El Sonido, DJ Chilly and Albina, share exclusive interview clips, memories of past in-studio sessions and brand new performances from artists, including Juan Wauters, Mula, Francisca Valenzuela, Tres Leches, Terror/Cactus, and more!

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And to All a Good Home: A Benefit Series for Mary's Place

The week of December 7-11, KEXP and Starbucks presented And to All a Good Home, a week-long musical series premiering five unique Live on KEXP sessions that benefit Mary's Place and their No Child Sleeps Outside campaign. You can donate to the campaign through the premieres on KEXP's YouTube channel. 100% of donations go directly to families in need.

Check out these sessions below.

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Matt Berninger
Lido Pimienta
Bartees Strange
Jupiter & Okwess
Kevin Morby

Live from the KEXP Gathering Space

KEXP created the Gathering Space in hopes of providing a place where people could come together to learn, think, enjoy music and, simply, to be. Due to the challenges of COVID-19, live performances are currently on hold. If you miss our Gathering Space sessions as much as we do, check out a few past performances below, and visit our YouTube channel for even more. And be sure to check out our COVID-19 resources page for information on staying safe during the pandemic.

IDLES
Shabazz Palaces
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Kurt Vile
The Go! Team
Violent Femmes

 

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REFILL is a community-driven, live-streamed benefit concert to help raise $25,000 for the Seattle Artist Relief Fund (SARF), a Black-led community response to help provide direct financial support to artists who have been affected by COVID-19.
  
With the global pandemic extending further into the future, artists from Seattle recognized a need for renewed focus and funding to support Seattle artists through SARF. In partnership with SARF and LANGSTON, KEXP presented a live streamed concert back in July.

Watch footage of some of these performances below, and donate through each video where 100% of your donations go directly to artists in need.

Perry Porter 
Talaya. & Brandon Marsalis 
Sol

 

See More REFILL Sessions Here  Donate to REFILL

LIVE from Rennes, France for Trans Musicales

Late last year, KEXP headed back to Rennes, France, for our third year at the Trans Musicales de Rennes! Our goal, as always when partnering with international festivals like Les Trans, is to discover and share new music from across the globe with you from artists that we may not have otherwise heard. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the festival has made a name for itself featuring artists just before they break and seeking new talent from around the world. Check out some of these exciting new discoveries below.

YĪN YĪN
Grys-Grys
Moundrag

Around the World with KEXP

Lockdown got you down? Feeling a little cabin fever? Let KEXP bring the world to you via our deep archive of live performance videos. From Reykjavik to Rennes, Mali to Mexico City, let KEXP take you on a global journey, all from the comfort of your couch. Check out a few videos below, and visit our YouTube channel for even more

Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers // Gonaïves, Haïti
San Pedro El Cortez // Tijuana, MeXico
DakhaBrakha // Kyiv, Ukraine
Hatari // Reykjavík, Iceland
Go Go Machine Orchestra // Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Loah // Kildare, Ireland + Freetown, Sierra Leone

LIVE from Iceland Airwaves 2019

KEXP was live from Reykjavik for the 2019 Iceland Airwaves, broadcasting from Kex Hostel. Watch video below of some of our incredible sessions and click the artist name to read an interview with them. We'll be rolling out more video from these sessions over the following weeks. Keep checking back to discover more amazing music from Iceland and beyond!

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Most Watched Sessions

From Charles Bradley to Florence and the Machine, KEXP has hosted and filmed some landmark sessions from a brevy of incredible artsits. Below, watch some of our most viewed viewed sessions throughout KEXP's history. 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us (Live on KEXP)

July 20, 2011
http://KEXP.ORG present Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performing "Can't Hold Us" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded ... More

Florence and the Machine - Cosmic Love (Live on KEXP)

April 16, 2010
Florence and the Machine perform "Cosmic Love" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded 4/16/10.

host: Kevin ... More

Charles Bradley - Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP)

March 17, 2011
Charles Bradley, backed by The Menahan Street Band, performs "Why Is It So Hard" live from Mellow Johnny's ... More

Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks (Live on KEXP)

October 16, 2010
KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle / KEXP. ORG present Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men performing "Little Talks" in ... More

Bomba Estéreo - El Alma y el Cuerpo (Live on KEXP)

April 3, 2013
http://KEXP.ORG presents Bomba Estéreo performing "El Alma y el Cuerpo" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded ... More

Alt-J - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

September 27, 2012
Alt-J performs live on KEXP at the Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concert series. Recorded ... More
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