Category Archives: Video Roundup

KEXP Presents: R Day with Thunderpussy and Hobosexual 10/22

It’s not a gathering of pirates. (That would be “ARRRR Day.”) It’s R Day, a party at the Old Rainier Brewery this Saturday, October 22nd from 5:00 to 11:00 PM. In fact, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have officially proclaimed the day “Rainier Beer’s R Day,” so youRead more…

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Video Roundup: Be Bald And Be Free Day

Take off those toupées: it’s annual Be Bald and Be Free Day, a day to celebrate those shiny domes of yours! Although, now that I think about it… isn’t everyday “Be Bald and Be Free Day”? You must save so much money not having to buy shampoo, conditioner, mousse, hairspray, straightening irons, blow dryers, andRead more…

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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature! Also a critically acclaimed memoirist, Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, and he’s the first American to win the prize in over 20 years! The 75-year old icon’s impact on music throughoutRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Macefield Music Festival 9/30-10/2

For the fourth year, KEXP is proud to sponsor the Macefield Music Festival, happening this weekend, Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd, throughout Ballard. As always, the line-up looks like a KEXP playlist, with this year’s headliners including Zola Jesus, legendary UK art-rock band Psychic TV, reunited early-Sub Pop band Hazel, Fly Moon Royalty,Read more…

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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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Nevermind25: A Nirvana Video Roundup

As we look back on 25 years of Nirvana’s Nevermind, we have to acknowledge how even their music videos became influential. Former MTV Programming employee Amy Finnerty has said the clip for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in particular “changed the entire look of MTV.” From anarchist cheerleaders to a spoof of ’60s variety shows, checkRead more…

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Rock & Rio Video Roundup for the 2016 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 200 nations will compete 28 different categories: synchronized swimming, table tennis, canoe slalom, and many others (that seem less fun to me). Rio de Janeiro beat out Madrid, Chicago, and Tokyo to host, and in honor of that beautiful country,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: BITE of Seattle 7/15-7/17

This weekend, in our backyard of Seattle Center, it’s BITE of Seattle, a three-day food festival featuring over 50 local restaurants and over 30 food product companies. It’s free to attend, and fun to walk around and explore all the different styles of cuisine. And, there’s even a multi-course meal you can participate in forRead more…

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Naked as We Came: KEXP’s National Nude Day Video Roundup

Weren’t we just saying there seems to be a day for everything? Well, today is National Nude Day. We’re not sure exactly how this day came to be, but research shows it began in 1976 in New Zealand. (No wonder Flight of the Conchords wrote that song!) Incidentally, today also happens to be Bastille Day,Read more…

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Hot Potato: KEXP’s National French Fry Day Video Roundup

They say there’s a day for everything, and maybe they’re right, because today happens to be National French Fry Day. It’s been said that french fries date back to the 1600s, when the residents of a region formerly known as the “Spanish Netherlands” (currently: Belgium) had the custom of accompanying their meals with fried fish.Read more…

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