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.
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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.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, KEXP officially opened the doors to our new home in Seattle Center. To celebrate, we invited all our friends. Thousands of listeners and supporters showed up to our all-day party, featuring many of our favorite artists performing. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Bob Mould, and Deep Sea Diver wowed the crowd outside in the courtyard, while Strand of Oaks, Car Seat Headrest, Hey Marseilles, and Icelandic band Samaris played to a standing room only audience in our new public gathering space. Relive these groundbreaking sets from KEXP's New Home Grand Opening below:
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.