Category Archives: Video Roundup

RIP Chris Cornell

You read that right. We’re just as surprised to learn of his passing as you are. Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room late last night, has been a Seattle institution for decades, having formed Soundgarden in 1984 and predating in popularity nearly all of the so-called “grunge” bands around them.Read more…

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Take Your Mama Out: KEXP’s Mothers Day Video Roundup

It’s time to take your mama out all night. No, really, ’cause it’s Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, and moms don’t get the props they deserve for what has to be one of the most thankless jobs on the planet. Plus, they physically pushed you out of their body. That in itself deserves a bouquetRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: With or Without U2

You’ll be running to stand still this Sunday, May 14th, as Irish rock legends U2 celebrate the 30th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album The Joshua Tree here in Seattle. It is the first time in the band’s history that they’ve toured an album from their back catalogue, rather than a new release, and it’s apparentlyRead more…

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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2017

It’s Cinco De Mayo today, or as we’ve coined it “Gringo de Mayo.” (Read our history lesson on the KEXP Blog here.) In addition to DJ Cheryl Waters’ on-air celebration on The Midday Show on KEXP, we’re spotlighting some of favorite bands from Mexico with a round-up below. You can always discover more fantastic LatinRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: May the 4th Be With You

Today is May 4th, or as its known in the pop culture world, Star Wars Day. This year’s “holiday” is significant for two reasons: it’s our first without actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, who passed away late last year, and secondly, May 25th marks the 40th anniversary of the first film, Star Wars: ARead more…

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Video Roundup: The Music of Pop Con 2017

From April 20 to April 23, MoPOP hosted their annual Pop Conference, uniting writers, academics, and musicians for a weekend of uninhibited music geekery. This year’s conference provided visitors with a nearly overwhelming number of panels, roundtables, and performances to choose from. Rock crit don Greil Marcus talked about The Mekons, activist and writer dream hampton discussed politicsRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Punk Rock Flea Market at Seattle Center 4/29 + 4/30

This weekend, Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, KEXP is proud to co-host the Punk Rock Flea Market alongside our neighbors at the The Vera Project and SIFF. More than 100 vendors will be scattered across our three buildings, and there will be DJs, booze, food, and live music from Bacteria, The Derelicts, andRead more…

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R.I.P. Jonathan Demme

This morning, it was reported that Oscar-winning film director Jonathan Demme had passed away at the age of 73, due to complications from esophageal cancer. His lengthy filmology includes blockbusters like Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. But, Demme is also known and belovedRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Break Up 4 Good at the Tractor Tavern 4/20

Tonight, Thursday, April 20th, KEXP and Goodwill team up to present Break Up 4 Good, part of Goodwill’s Sustainable Sounds series. Local faves Acapulco Lips, Cataldo, Prom Queen, Star Anna, and Goodbye Heart will take the stage of the Tractor Tavern, covering some of the best break-up songs. (Prom Queen, in particular, have a hilariousRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The 2017 Seagaze Festival at LoFi Performance Gallery 4/20-4/23

Only in its second year, the 2017 Seagaze Festival continues to lift their heads to spotlight some of the Northwest’s finest shoegaze, post punk, and psychrock bands this Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd at the LoFi Performance Gallery. Blackpool Astronomy guitarist Jeff McCollough has planned an impressive four-day schedule featuring beloved artist/producer ErikRead more…

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