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

Motopony - 9/15/2014
Motopony joins John on The Morning to perform an exclusive live set for KEXP listeners, featuring songs from their 2014 EP, "Idle Beauty."

Rafi eL - 9/14/2014
L.A.-based artist Rafi eL, delivers an outstanding live in-studio set on KEXP featuring songs from his 2014 album, "Ay De Mi."

Cock and Swan - 9/12/2014
Seattle electronica group Cock & Swan, delivers a live in-studio performance on KEXP featuring songs from their 2014 album, "Secret Angles."

Baseball Project, The - 9/11/2014
The Baseball Project is a super group side-project of Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon that plays roots-flavored, indie-pop tracks about America's favorite pastime. They drop by KEXP to perform an exclusive live set that features songs from their 2014 album, "3rd."

Owen Pallett - 9/10/2014
Indie-pop artist Owen Pallett stops by KEXP to perform a wonderful set of songs from his 2014 LP, "In Conflict."

Tennis - 9/9/2014
Husband and wife indie-pop duo, Tennis, is sure to delight KEXP listeners with this performance from The Cutting Room Studios in NYC. Their set features songs from 2014's, "Ritual in Repeat."

Avi Buffalo - 9/9/2014
Long Beach, CA-based artist Avi Buffalo (a.k.a. Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg), performs songs from his 2014 LP, "At Best Cuckold," live in the KEXP Studio.

Loops for Lovers - 9/9/2014
Seattle-based soul duo, The Loops for Lovers Collective, performs tracks from their 2014 releases, "Eastern Standard Time" and "Indian Summer" live at KEXP.

Tuatara - 9/8/2014
Seattle worldbeat supergroup Tuatara, delivers a funky free-jazz set, live at KEXP featuring songs from 2014's, "Underworld."

Bali Girls - 9/7/2014
Seattle experimental-noise outfit, Bali Girls, join Hannah Levin on Seek & Destroy to perform songs from their 2014 release, "Dead Reckoning West."

Alt-J - 9/3/2014
Leeds, England indie-rock band alt-J, performs a live set from The Cutting Room in NYC. This performance features songs from 2014's "This Is All Yours."

Rose Windows - 9/1/2014
Seattle psych-rock outfit Rose Windows, wraps up Bumbershoot 2014 in the KEXP Lounge.

Nada Surf - 9/1/2014
Nada Surf performs songs from their forthcoming 2014 release, "B-Sides," in this live broadcast from the KEXP Lounge at Bumbershoot.

Reverend Horton Heat, The - 9/1/2014
Texas-based psychobilly trio The Reverend Horton Heat, performs live at Bumbershoot 2014 from the KEXP Lounge.

Hurray For The Riff Raff - 9/1/2014
New Orleans-based indie-folk outfit, Hurray for the Riff Raff, delivers a live performance from the KEXP Lounge at 2014's Bumbershoot festival. Their set features essential tracks from their 2014 album, "Small Town Heroes."

Valerie June - 9/1/2014
Here's another fantastic Valerie June performance captured and brought to you by KEXP! June delivers a seven song set of folk songs at Seattle's Bumbershoot music festival 2014 in the KEXP Lounge.

San Fermin - 8/31/2014
Brooklyn, NY-based band San Fermin, the brainchild of compser Ellis Ludwig-Leoone, performs live in the KEXP Lounge at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival. The set features essential tracks from the self-titled 2013 release.

Head and the Heart, The - 8/31/2014
Seattle indie-folk outfit, The Head and the Heart, treats listeners to a live performance from the KEXP Lounge at Bumbershoot 2014.

Big Star's Third - 8/31/2014
Big Star's Third is comprised of original Big Star member Jody Stephens and an all-star supporting cast of Mike Mills, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Ken Stringfellow, Charles Cleaver, Brett Harris, and Skylar Gudasz. The band is accompanied by the Seattle Rock Orchestra for this performance from the KEXP Lounge at Bumbershoot, as they perform songs from Big Star's 1978 album, "Third."

Schoolyard Heroes - 8/30/2014
Seattle horror-punk outfit, Schoolyard Heroes, reunite for a live in-studio on Audioasis in advance of their 2014 Bumbershoot appearance.

Lonely Forest, The - 8/30/2014
Both, The - 8/30/2014
Mac DeMarco - 8/30/2014
Poliça - 8/30/2014
J Mascis - 8/29/2014
Little Dragon - 8/28/2014
Sylvan Esso - 8/27/2014
How to Dress Well - 8/27/2014
Ziggy Marley - 8/26/2014
Strand of Oaks - 8/26/2014
Beach Day - 8/24/2014
Rabbits - 8/24/2014
Open Mike Eagle - 8/23/2014
Tom Price Desert Classic - 8/23/2014
Rosebuds, The - 8/22/2014
Naomi Punk - 8/22/2014
In The Valley Below - 8/21/2014
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons - 8/20/2014
Chris Staples - 8/19/2014
Split Single - 8/19/2014
Tijuana Panthers - 8/16/2014
Murder City Devils, The - 8/15/2014
Stickers - 8/15/2014
Zig Zags - 8/14/2014
Benjamin Booker - 8/14/2014
Kacy & Clayton - 8/13/2014
Phantogram - 8/12/2014
Xeno & Oaklander - 8/11/2014
Hamilton Leithauser - 8/8/2014

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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