Author Archives: KEXP

Fat Tuesday Tunes: A Mardi Gras Video Roundup

Down in New Orleans, the streets are filled with drunken debauchery as Carnival comes to a close. On this Fat Tuesday, KEXP joins the festivities with a Mardi Gras mix, sure to get your toes tappin’. Take a musical trip to the French Quarter with this some funky favorites in this Video Roundup of NewRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Niña Mendoza

Niña Mendoza is a Vancouver, BC-based DJ renowned for her exquisite taste and deep knowledge of soul, R&B, hip-hop, boogie, and funk that spans everything from the deep cuts of past decades to breaking the latest jams from new underground artists. A trusted staple in the nightlife scene of her home city, Niña has setRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, February 8th: • Pussy Riot: A Conversation and Documentary Screening at the Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) • This Blinding Light, Brett Netson & Snakes, Shitty Person, Bill Horist, Greg Kelley at High Dive // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, February 9th: • Meat Wave, Wolfgang Fuck, Mutiny Mutiny at The Sunset //Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/8

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, February 8th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Neon Squeeze (Neon Trees and Squeeze) The Late Show withRead more…

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Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Video Roundup

Gong Xi Fa Cai! If you’ve already blown your new year’s resolutions, get a fresh start with the lunar calendar and the 2016 Chinese New Year, which begins today, Monday, February 8th, and ends on January 27th, 2017. Traditionally, every year is assigned an animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 has been declared theRead more…

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Music That Matters: Warm Impermanence

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 498 – Warm Impermanence Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole turnsRead more…

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International Clash Day: Interview with Director Julien Temple

Throughout the history of punk, director Julien Temple was there to film it. His very first short film was Sex Pistols Number 1, a documentary of the band from 1976-1977 that led to the 1980 mockumentary The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, and subsequently The Filth and the Fury. In addition to his filmography, TempleRead more…

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Video Clash: An International Clash Day Video Roundup

You’re going to hear plenty of songs all day as we celebrate International Clash Day today from 6AM to 6PM, featuring the The Clash‘s officially released songs plus rarities, side projects, and an exclusive interview with Julien Temple, but that’s just part of the picture. The band’s fame was earned also because of their popularRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Day the Music Died

It’s been 57 years since a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa took the lives of musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, but their music and influence live on, as strong as ever. Called “The Day the Music Died,” after a lyric from Don McLean’s tribute single “American Pie,”Read more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: dj100proof

Seattle’s dj100proof is the alias of Jeff Lawrence, one of most assured and smoothest DJs in the local music community. Well-known for his vibrant cutting-edge blends and his “Backyard BBQ” mixtape series, he’s been a driving force and resident behind a flurry of on-going DJ nights and parties – currently holding it down at theRead more…

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