Live from the Artists Den
This innovative music series featuring extraordinary artists performing in extraordinary settings. Each episode features an intimate, invitation-only concert by cutting-edge, contemporary musicians, along with artist interviews and insights about the unusual venues chosen.
Live from the Artists Den Previous Broadcasts
alt-J (Episode #1002H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
U.K. rockers Alt-J perform an intense, moody set at Los Angeles's Hollywood American Legion. The group performs 12 songs, veering between their eclectic new album, This Is All Yours, and their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. The surging, boisterous set included hit singles "Hunger of the Pine," "Fitzpleasure" and "Left Hand Free."
- KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Hozier (Episode #1001H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Grammy-nominated musician Hozier brings his soulful blues, rock and folk sounds to the historic stage at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The artist, performing an 11-song set, includes many tracks off his self-titled debut album, punctuating the performance with an evocative rendition of his hit single "Take Me To Church" before unfurling an encore that included emotional standout "Cherry Wine."
- KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Damien Rice (Episode #904H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice first achieved international success with the release of his debut album O in 2002. The album spent 10 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts and 80 weeks in the UK Top 75 album chart, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Rice was nominated for both a BRIT Award and an NME Award, while in the United States, he became the first UK-signed artist ever to be awarded the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize. His sophomore record, 9, was equally critically acclaimed. In 2007, Damien was nominated for Best International Male at the BRIT Awards and also played a sold-out arena tour. His first collection of new material in eight years, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, will be released globally on November 10, 2014. Rice has also made notable contributions to civil rights campaigns worldwide, including the Freedom Campaign and Campaign for Burma.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Cage The Elephant (Episode #903H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Cage the Elephant brought their funky, soulfully psychedelic sound to the stage at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry Wednesday evening. The set, drawn mostly from last year's Melophobia album, was filmed at the gallery for an upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den. Thriving off the energy of the crowd of 400 invited guests, frontman Matt Shultz delivered an epic performance in an intimate setting, hurling himself around the small space like a man possessed, while the rest of the band equaled his intensity. The evening ended with a shirtless Shultz held aloft by the cheering crowd, a triumphant exclamation point to an unforgettable night.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 5:00 AM