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KEXP Live from NYC September 2005

Cloud Cult - 9/15/2005
Cloud Cult start with a backdrop of dark, electronic soundscapes and then add looped beats, acoustic guitar, pensive piano and plaintive string instruments. Frontman Craig Minowa's vulnerable vocals sear and simmer with haunting lyrics that aim straight for the heart. Join this Minneapolis band for an incredible set of orchestral indie-rolk-electronic-rock. Recorded live in NYC.

Kimone - 9/15/2005
Boston band Kimone perform a set of shimmery, sound-effected space-rock live on KEXP at The Museum of Television and Radio in New York City.

Blackalicious - 9/15/2005
Bay Area hip-hop outfit Blackalicious make many shoutouts to KEXP during this performance recorded on KEXP in NYC. Experience the relentless live sound of this renowned duo while they perform tracks from their 2005 release "The Craft".

Capes, The - 9/14/2005
UK band The Capes perform pulsing pop-punk, punctuated with punchy vocals, chunky guitar hits and retro sci-fi keyboard effects. Join them for a playful interview and live set of bouncy, raw originals, recorded at The Museum of Television and Radio on KEXP in NYC.

Cary Brothers - 9/14/2005
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Cary Brothers is an indie-rock crooner whose lo-fi pop songs are ripe with undertones of romantic 50's doo wop and soft touches of folk and roots-rock. Join Cary and his band live on KEXP. This session was recorded in the summer of 2005 in New York City.

Foreign Born - 9/14/2005
Los Angeles post-punk band Foreign Born float psychedelic vocals and hypnotic rhythm guitar over heavy pop bass lines, shimmery drums and gently searing rock guitar leads. Join them live in NYC for a live session of dark and cloudy originals.

Goldspot - 9/13/2005
In this session, recorded live on KEXP in New York City, Los Angeles band Goldspot perform acoustic versions of 80's influenced pop-rock gems from their 2005 album "Tally of The Yes Men". This stripped-down live set spotlights the dramatic dynamics of their smart, bittersweet lyrics and strong, memorable melodies.

Wide Right - 9/13/2005
Wide Right is a working-class roots-pop outfit from Buffalo, NY. Lead singer Leah Archibald sings down-to-hearth songs about Buffalonian family matters in this wildly unpretentious, humorous live set recorded at The Museum of Television and Radio in NYC. This session is best enjoyed while consuming beer and potato chips.

Langhorne Slim - 9/13/2005
Langhorne Slim not only wears his heart on his sleeve, he swings it around for all to see. At once both awkwardly shy and flagrantly emotional, Langhorne Slim twists country blues into a new shape. This strange-yet-familiar set was recorded in NYC at the Museum of Television and Radio, live on KEXP.

Adam Franklin - 9/12/2005
London singer-songwriter Adam Franklin is best known as the frontman for alt-rock cult faves Swervedriver. In 2000 Franklin debuted under the name Toshack Highway, adding electronic loops and effects to his signature lo-fi indie style. His later Toshack Highway releases were a return to acoustic pop-rock. Join Adam live on KEXP for some Toshack Highway tracks and a Swervedriver classic.

Eiffel Tower - 9/12/2005
New York band Eiffel Tower perform a live set of keyboard-oriented indie pop, live on KEXP in New York City.

Luke Temple - 9/12/2005
Making the move from Seattle to live in New York City in September of 2005, Luke Temple performs a set of melancholy ballads live on KEXP in NYC. Luke strums rock progressions or fingerpicks country-blues rhythms on his acoustic guitar while singing in a soft pop voice that is often infused with old-time mountain music and crooner styles.

Hopewell - 9/12/2005
New York band Hopewell brings tension and structure to the often nebulous genre of space-rock. Jason Russo (formerly of Mercury Rev) pushes his indie style vocals to the brink of exploding while guitar effects build and eerie computer samples stretch the sound fabric to new lengths.