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

Kaleo - 4/10/2015
Icelandic indie-pop outfit Kaleo plays a set on the Morning show, live in the KEXP studio.

Stromae - 4/7/2015
Belgian, french dance –pop singer songwriter Stromae stops by Wo’Pop and performs songs from his fantastic album ‘Racine carrée’ live on KEXP.

Native America - 4/7/2015
New Orleans psychedelic indie pop trio, Native America, stops by and perform songs from their recent album release ‘Grown Up Wrong’ live in the KEXP Studio.

Salt Petal - 4/6/2015
Los Angeles based world pop group , Salt Petal, perform their tropical rhythms combined with 60’s rock and Argentinian folk live on KEXP’s Wo’pop.

Male Gaze - 4/4/2015
San Francisco power garage trio Male Gaze (feat. members of seminal California garage-rock bands The Mall, Blasted Canyons, and Mayyors) stops by Sonic Reducer and performs a blazing live set on KEXP.

Elliott BROOD - 4/4/2015
Canadian three-piece, alt-country band Elliott BROOD stops by the KEXP studio and performs songs from their incredibly melodic album ‘Work And Love’ live.

BRONCHO - 4/3/2015
Oklahoma garage-rock band BRONCHO performs songs from their catchy and infectious album ‘Just Enough Hip To Be Woman’ live on KEXP.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - 4/1/2015
Kitty Daisy & Lewis perform their infectious R&B songs from their recent album release ‘The Third’ including ‘Baby Bye Bye’, ‘Feeling of Wonder’, and ‘Whenever You See Me’ live on KEXP.

JEFF the Brotherhood - 4/1/2015
Nashville heavy rockin’ duo JEFF The Brotherhood stop by to perform a couple songs from their recent album ‘Wasted On The Dream’, plus a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Cinnamon Girl’ and Flower Travel Band’s ‘Satori Part II’ live in the KEXP studio.

Moon Honey - 4/1/2015
Moon Honey perform their visceral psychedelic songs from their album ‘Hand-Painted Dream Photographs’, including ‘The Cathedral’, ‘Self-Portrait Beneath Woman’s Mask’, and ‘Boy Magic’ live on KEXP.

Ultimate Painting - 3/31/2015
Melodic indie-duo, Ultimate Painting perform melodic, precise and subdued songs from their recent self-titled debut album, including ‘Ten Street’, ‘Riverside’ and ‘Rolling in the Deep End’ Live on KEXP.

Hounds of Hate - 3/28/2015
Hounds Of Hate perform their fast-paced, unfaltering ‘New York City Hardcore-Punk’ live on Kexp’s Sonic Reducer.

Chastity Belt - 3/28/2015
Chastity Belt perform songs from their recently released album ‘Time To Go Home’, and their newly unreleased song ‘Dull’, live on KEXP.

Sallie Ford - 3/28/2015
Sallie Ford perform songs from their punchy garage-pop album Slap Back, including “Coulda Been”, “Dive In”, and “Hey Girl” live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield (Sing Elliott Smith) - 3/26/2015
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield perform, respectful reinterpretations of Elliot Smith songs from their upcoming release ‘Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith’ live on KEXP.

Red Baraat - 3/24/2015
Hailed as ‘one of the greatest live party bands playing in the world’, Red Barrat combines Bhranga music with D.C. Go-Go music, a lil’ bit of Hip-Hop and dash of Indian Wedding Celebration music. In support of their recent album ‘Gaadi Of Truth’ Red Barrat stops and performs their infectious funky music live on KEXP’s Wo’Pop.

A Place To Bury Strangers - 3/22/2015
Psychedelic noise-rock band A Place To Bury Strangers stops by KEXP and performs an extremely gritty performance live.

Mutiny Mutiny - 3/21/2015
Mutiny Mutiny perform their angular, post-punk live on KEXP’s Sonic Reducer.

Snuff Redux - 3/21/2015
Snuff Redux perform songs from their recent EP ‘Toy Kingdom’ including ‘Disintegrate The Days’, ‘Classic’ and ‘Crust’ live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

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
Ruler - 3/14/2015
Holy Esque - 3/13/2015
Rainieros, The - 3/12/2015
Tweedy - 3/12/2015
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The - 3/12/2015
Dodos, The - 3/11/2015
Juliana Hatfield Three - 3/11/2015
Wolf Alice - 3/10/2015
Twilight Sad, The - 3/9/2015
Doomtree - 3/9/2015
Kindness - 3/8/2015
Swervedriver - 3/8/2015
Evening Bell - 3/7/2015
Districts, The - 3/5/2015
Sidekicks, The - 3/4/2015
Viet Cong - 3/3/2015
Hungry Cloud Darkening - 2/28/2015
Daniel Lanois - 2/27/2015
Doug Seegers - 2/26/2015
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

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