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

Vaadat Charigim - 5/20/2015
Tel Aviv’s mind-blowing Hebrew shoegaze trio Vaadat Charigim (ועדת חריגים) perform songs from their new record ‘Sinking As A Stone’ live in the KEXP studio on The Midday with Cheryl Waters.

Elvis Perkins - 5/20/2015
Indie-folk singer-songwriter and producer Elvis Perkins performs songs from his incredible new release ‘i aubade’ live on KEXP’s The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters.

Helio Sequence, The - 5/19/2015
Sub Pop recording artists The Helio Sequence perform their high fidelity kaleidoscopic songs from their new 'self-titled' record live on KEXP’s The Middday Show with Cheryl Waters.

TORRES - 5/18/2015
Nashville indie-alt musician Mackenzie Scott, also known as TORRES, performs songs from her new wildly fantastic album ‘Sprinter’ live on KEXP’s The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters.

Versing - 5/16/2015
Seattle band Versing describes their music as ‘chiseled jaws & rainbow claws’, hear them perform songs from their super-rad new self-titled Demo live on KEXP’s Audioasis with Sharlese Metcalf.

Other Lives - 5/12/2015
Stillwater, OK band Other Lives perform songs from their beautifully orchestrated record ‘Rituals’ live on KEXP.

Tal National - 5/12/2015
Hailing from Niamey, Niger the amazing world-renowned West African group Tal National perform their crisp, complex and hypnotic rhythms live on KEXP’s Wo’ Pop with Darek Mazzone.

Las Robertas - 5/11/2015
Tropical garage punk group Las Robertas traveled all the way Costa Rica to perform their breezy tunes live on KEXP’s El Sonido with DJ Chilly.

Matt Pond PA - 5/10/2015
Brooklyn-based indie chamber-pop group Matt Pond PA perform a wonderful set from their upcoming record ‘State Of Gold’ live on KEXP. Hosted by Stevie Zoom.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 5/9/2015
Kaleidoscopic indie psych-pop group Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform songs from their soon to be released record ‘Multi-Love’ live on KEXP.

Skates! - 5/9/2015
Skates! from Seattle, glide on into the KEXP studio and perform a super-upbeat, surftastic, and exciting performance live on KEXP’s Audioasis with Sharlese Metcalf. Skates! Are Rad!

Dan Deacon - 5/8/2015
The very magnificent and talented psychedelic experimental electronic composer Dan Deacon delivers an out-of-this-world performance of songs from his record ‘Gliss Riffer,’ Live from the past in the 4th-dimensional confines of the KEXP live room.

Brandi Carlile - 5/7/2015
Northwest roots rock troubadour Brandi Carlile and band stop by the KEXP studio and deliver a breathtaking performance of songs from her new album ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’ live on KEXP’s Morning Show with John Richards.

East India Youth - 5/5/2015
London based experimental synthpop song architect ‘East India Youth’, aka William Doyle, performs songs from his immensely pleasing new record ‘Culture of Volume’ live in KEXP’s studio.

Young Fathers - 5/4/2015
2014 Mercury-Prize-award-winning indie hip-hop group Young Fathers pay a visit to the studio and perform songs from their blazing new album ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’ live on KEXP’s Morning Show with John Richards.

Ivan & Alyosha - 5/4/2015
Seattle indie-pop group Ivan & Alyosha drop into the KEXP studios to perform an enthusiastic set of songs from their new record ‘It’s All Just Pretend,’ live on KEXP.

Waxahatchee - 5/3/2015
Katie Crutchfield’s incredible solo project, Waxahatchee, stops by the studio to delivers a wonderful set from her newly released record ‘Ivy Tripp’ live on KEXP.

Soft Moon, The - 5/3/2015
Dark wavy post-punk group The Soft Moon shifts into the studio to perform songs from their brilliant album ‘Deeper’ live on KEXP.

Ghosts I've Met - 5/2/2015
Seattle indie-folk project Ghosts I’ve Met deliver an intimate and vivid live performance of tunes from their new EP ‘The Shape Of Space’ live on KEXP’s Audioasis with Sean Nelson.

Dry Heaves - 5/2/2015
All the way from Sheffield, UK, hardcore garage punk band Dry Heaves, rock out a scorching set of punk tunes from their ‘Slim Pickins LP,’ live on KEXP’s Sonic Reducer.

Youth Avoiders - 5/2/2015
Jones Family Singers, The - 4/29/2015
Eternal Summers - 4/29/2015
Lady Lamb - 4/29/2015
Roses - 4/29/2015
Rocky Votolato - 4/28/2015
Lila Downs - 4/27/2015
Killer Ghost - 4/25/2015
Big Crux - 4/25/2015
Mikal Cronin - 4/25/2015
mr. Gnome - 4/24/2015
Mac DeMarco - 4/23/2015
Polaris - 4/22/2015
Lord Huron - 4/20/2015
Two Gallants - 4/18/2015
IG88 - 4/18/2015
Dylan Stark - 4/18/2015
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 4/15/2015
Blood Drugs - 4/11/2015
BUM - 4/11/2015
Kaleo - 4/10/2015
Stromae - 4/7/2015
Native America - 4/7/2015
Yelle - 4/7/2015
Happyness - 4/7/2015
Salt Petal - 4/6/2015
Ibeyi - 4/5/2015
Male Gaze - 4/4/2015
Elliott BROOD - 4/4/2015

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

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