KEXP's Morning Show host, John Richards, was on one coast. Electro-pop performer Alan Palomo was on the other, but you'd never know it by listening to this studio session. Hear Palomo and his band tear through a three-song set.
The Montreal indie-pop quintet is known for its keen sense of melodrama. Who knew its members were off-the-charts funny, too? Listen to the band perform in studio at WFUV, including a stunning version of "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead," then get increasingly giddy during an interview with host Rita Houston.
Not yet 21, the British folk star recently earned her second Mercury Prize nomination, this time for her album I Speak Because I Can. Here, she brings her eerie English songs to WFUV's Studio A for an in-studio performance.
When she's not keeping a busy schedule of concerts, Midori has founded music education programs here and abroad -- and pursued some education herself, earning a master's degree in psychology. Hear the violinist play Bach, Hindemith and Brahms in the APM studio.
Hear Midori's Session In The Performance Today Studio
Think all vocal jazz is passe lounge music? Think again. This London-based expat covers John Coltrane and works with L.A. producer Flying Lotus, among others. Listen to Jose James' stirring studio session on WBGO's The Checkout.
Scandinavian artists Laura Naukkarinen and Jonna Karanka are part of an international scene of impish improvisers who transmogrify folk music using loops, pedals and knobs. Listen to the pair explain their inspirations and perform on WNYC's Spinning on Air.
Alan Sparhawk is known largely for his work in the famously slow-moving band Low, but he doesn't always drive 55. His side project, which also features Low bassist Steve Garrington, boosts the tempo to cathartic effect. Hear Retribution Gospel Choir's full in-studio set at The Current in Minneapolis/St. Paul.