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VIP Concert Series

Okkervil River - 6/20/2011
Austin's Okkervil River play a very special KEXP VIP Club show, live at the historic Neptue Theatre in Seattle -- featuring tracks from their latest album "I Am Very Far."

The Wedding Present - 9/25/2008
British singer/songwriter David Gedge and revolving cast have been releasing some of the world’s best fuzzy guitar-pop since the late ‘80s. The Wedding Present performs to KEXP listeners live at Seattle’s The Triple Door.

Okkervil River - 9/17/2008
Seeming to channel all manner of folk, indie and rock icons, Austin-based Okkervil River continue to garner critical and audience acclaim for their visionary lyrics, intricate instrumentation and thematic albums. Join them here in an exclusive live performance for KEXP at The Triple Door.

DeVotchKa - 5/3/2008
Denver globalistas DeVotchKa (???????) cook up a cinematic melting pot stew from a base of burlesque seasoned with sonic spices extending from Romani to Mariachi and beyond. Somehow it all blends together like grandma's goulash, and certainly satisfied the Triple Door audience in this exclusive live performance for KEXP.

Sons and Daughters - 4/29/2008
The sound of Sons and Daughters is dark and tense with a roots music backbone, upfront bass and a great male/female vocal styling. Don’t let “roots” fool you though, this Scottish group is heavier than most so go ahead and dance or bang your head. They tear up Seattle’s The Triple Door live.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - 12/11/2007
Soul survivor and Daptone Records diva Sharon Jones is living proof of the continuing relevance of classic old-school funk and soul sounds. She is hot as a firecracker here with The Dap-Kings in this exclusive live set recorded at The Triple Door.

Stars - 11/16/2007
Montreal-based Stars bring their romantic, layered and achingly melodic pop to an appreciative audience at The Triple Door.

Peter Bjorn and John - 5/13/2007
Swedish indie-pop superstars Peter Bjorn And John (no, not ABBA) treat KEXP members to a concert that features songs from “Writer’s Block” live from Seattle’s The Triple Door

Dean And Britta - 4/11/2007
A wonderful live set of weightless pop duets from Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips recorded at The Triple Door. The couple (and former Luna members) mix originals with somewhat-obscure covers that fall somewhere between dreamy and ’70s AM radio.

Sebadoh - 3/4/2007
After a 14-year hiatus the original members of legendary lo-fi cult sensations Sebadoh reunite to perform live again. Join them for an exclusive KEXP member performance recorded at Seattle's Triple Door.

My Morning Jacket - 1/8/2007
Jim James' voice can be described as earthy at times, but his falsetto is beautiful and otherworldly. Join My Morning Jacket for a concert recorded live on KEXP at Seattle's Moore Theatre.

Hidden Cameras - 12/2/2006
Self-proclaimed "boys of melody", Canadian pop band The Hidden Cameras perform a live concert for KEXP members and staff at Seattle venue The Triple Door.

Robyn Hitchcock - 11/28/2006
Playful performer singer songwriter Robyn Hitchcock is joined by his band The Venus Three for a live set played on KEXP for members and staff at Seattle venue The Triple Door.

Joseph Arthur - 10/12/2006
Joseph Arthur's songs echo with the deep and the transcendental. This concert was played exclusively for KEXP members and staff at Seattle venue The Triple Door. Check out "Slide Away" for a taste of this melodic master's mix of the hard and the hopeful, so very live at KEXP.

Billy Bragg - 10/2/2006
Armed with a relentlessly intelligent sense of humor, British artist Billy Bragg targets the political and the personal in a lively foray of blues and folk in this exclusive live set, played at Seattle's Triple Door for KEXP members and staff. Check out the especially sassy "Bush War Blues".

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 3/19/2006
BRMC really switched gears with the album "Howl", a release rooted in blues, country and gospel. The results were genuine and moving as is apparent in this acoustic set recorded live on KEXP from the Triple Door.

Nada Surf - 2/26/2006
New York City pop rock trio Nada Surf were formed by high school friends Matthew Caws and Daniel Lorca in 1993. Drummer Ira Elliot completes the lineup for a stellar 2006 live performance. Acoustic guitars, pop-smart harmonies and an indie rock sensibilities showcase memorable lyrics in this exclusive session played for KEXP members and staff at Seattle nightclub The Triple Door.

Rosebuds, The - 11/13/2005
The Rosebuds perform an exclusive concert for KEXP members and staff at Seattle venue The Triple Door. The Raleigh, North Carolina band lay down a full set of moody pop and indie rock live on KEXP.

Iron & Wine with Calexico - 10/22/2005
Sam Beam's folk-pop team Iron and Wine joins with desert rock band Calexico for a concert recorded live for KEXP at Seattle's Triple Door. Velvety lead vocals and harmonies, horns that range from jazz to Latin, deep acoustic guitar work, lap steel and double drums make this an unforgettable set of collaborative songs from the stellar album "In The Reins".

New Pornographers, The - 8/23/2005
The New Pornographers are a power-pop band made up of local music heavy-hitters, headed up by songwriter, multi-instrumentalist A.C. Newman and vocalist Neko Case. New member Kathryn Calder fills in for Neko Case during this live radio performance. You can hear KEXP 500 Club members and staff cheer along as The New Pornographers tear it up in this raucous set, recorded at Seattle nightclub The Triple Door.

Bob Mould - 8/1/2005
Bob Mould's singing and guitar work are as distinctive now in his solo work as they were when he was a member of (the power rock trio) Sugar and (influential post-punk faves) Husker Du. This exclusive live concert, played for KEXP's 500 Club members at Seattle venue The Triple Door, features songs from Bob Mould's 2005 solo album "Body of Song" as well as songs from his Sugar and Husker Du days!

Sufjan Stevens - 7/23/2005
Sufjan Stevens brings a 7-piece band to Seattle venue The Triple Door to perform an exclusive concert for KEXP staff and 500 Club members. Sufjan's soothing voice and exquisite acoustic guitar are the core of these orchestral folk-pop masterpieces, many of which include hints of jazz, rock, pop and singalong styles.

Aqualung - 6/2/2005
London composer Matt Hales (A.K.A. Aqualung) performs his haunting songs on piano while vocalizing in a style all his own. This exceptional artist hypnotizes the crowd at an exclusive live concert for KEXP staff and 500 Club members. Recorded on location at The Triple Door in Seattle.

Low - 3/24/2005
Slowcore rockers Low play an exclusive live concert for KEXP Members and staff at Seattle venue The Triple Door. Powerful new lyrics and memorable hooks take the stage in this impressive live set.

Kings of Convenience - 3/13/2005
Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience play an exclusive live show for KEXP members and staff at Seattle club The Triple Door. Join the "Kings" here for velvety vocal harmonies, intimate, memorable melodies and exquisite acoustic guitar work.

Interpol - 2/11/2005
Interpol plays an exclusive concert at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle for KEXP members and staff. This New York band's dark tension and beauty shine through in this set that features some of the best songs from their album "Antics".

Citizen Cope - 11/11/2004
Heart-hitting songwriter Citizen Cope takes the stage at Seattle venue The Triple door to perform an exclusive concert for KEXP members and staff.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - 10/29/2004
Michael Franti and Spearhead perform an exclusive concert for KEXP members at Seattle's own Triple Door. R&B meets hip hop, rock meets pop as Michael Franti plays the crowd in this interactive live performance.

Concretes, The - 10/17/2004
Swedish band The Concretes visit Seattle's own Triple Door to perform an exclusive concert for KEXP members and staff. Shimmery percussion and slow-motion vocals hypnotize the crowd in this live session of dreamy orchestral pop rock.