Live Performances

From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming. While the KEXP Live Performances section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, now you can subscribe to a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sessions. 

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Live Performances Episodes

Brooklyn-based Alsarah & The Nubatones encompasses the diverse influences of its members in what they describe as "East-African retro-pop.”

Indie rock icon and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy stops by Rainshadow Recording on his birthday for this live session during the THING Fest 2019 broadcast.

Molly Burch's sophomore LP, First Flower, is an intimate self-portrait that lays bare her insecurities alongside her triumphs.

Iceland's Júníus Meyvant joins KEXP for another energy-packed live performance, this time from Rainshadow Recording during THING Fest 2019.

A staple of the 90’s indie rock scene, Versus is back after a nearly decade-long hiatus with the LP Ex Voto.

Aussie psych-rock favorite King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard continually impresses its die-hard fanbase, from ambitiously releasing five albums in 2017 to eff...

Fifteen years and seven albums in, The Hold Steady (as their name suggests) remains a fan-favorite after their latest effort, Thrashing Thru The Passion.

On their fourth album, Can't Tell Me No, Portland's Summer Cannibals get confrontational about their past.

In her music, avant-garde artist Lido Pimienta incorporates sounds from her indigenous Wayuu culture, traditional Afro-Colombian percussion, and textured ele...

Leading with his hypnotic electric guitar and soulful vocals, Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar is a powerful force in contemporary Saharan music.

DJ Morgan hosts this live performance from THING Festival in Port Townsend, Washington.

DJ Morgan hosts this exclusive session from KEXP's live broadcast of the first-ever THING Festival in Port Townsend, Washington.

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