Category Archives: Video Roundup

Bed Peace: A KEXP Video Roundup

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were certainly not the only ones singing for peace, and many have and will join them in the decades to come. As KEXP gathers for a Bed-In for Peace in the Gathering Space, starting at 8:00 AM, here on the blog, we’ve gathered some of our favorite songs about loveRead more…

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Bed Peace: The Story of John & Yoko

Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have been said now. InRead more…

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Songs of Freedom: KEXP Video Roundup for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Last night, a sold out crowd took over the Northwest African American Museum for the 17th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party. As KEXP DJs Masa, Riz, Kid Hops, Alex, and Sharlese spun tracks, Seattleites of all races descended on the dance floor, a perfect way to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther KingRead more…

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Remembering Bowie: A KEXP Video Roundup

It was a year ago today that KEXP celebrated our annual Intergalactic Bowie Day celebration on what was David Bowie‘s 69th birthday, sadly followed by an on-air mourning of his passing mere days later. While the passing of time has done nothing to dull the pain, the power and influence of his music is moreRead more…

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R.I.P. George Michael

Even on its way out, 2016 continues to take from us the things we love. Yesterday, we lost George Michael. The 53-year old pop singer reportedly “passed away peacefully at home” and “in bed”, in Oxfordshire, England, leaving behind a catalog of songs that inspired as much movement on the dance floor as in ourRead more…

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Here’s Some Songs (at Christmas Time)

Every year, the holiday season seems to inspire some of our favorite bands to write new music. KEXP has rounded up some of our favorites below. Need even more songs for rockin’ around your Christmas tree? Be sure to check out previous round-ups for 2015 and 2014. Happy holidays from everyone at KEXP! She &Read more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Hanukkah 2016!

It’s Hanukkah time, and KEXP has your playlist of songs for the season! The eight-day festival of lights kicks off Saturday, December 24th and ends Sunday, January 1st, so spin these tracks while you spin the dreidel. Happy Hanukkah from everyone at KEXP!

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

It’s that time of year again, and KEXP has a menu of musical delights for your Thankgiving! And in the spirit of the holiday, we want to thank all our donors and listeners for helping make listener-powered KEXP happen. (And if you’re not a donor yet, why not make a tax-deductible gift before the endRead more…

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Thank You, Soldiers: A KEXP Veterans Day Video Roundup

Today is Veterans Day, or Armistice Day and Remembrance Day to our friends outside the United States. It’s a public holiday that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally concluded on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. No matter if you’re pro-military orRead more…

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R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

2016 continues to take so much away from us. Today, the world mourns the death of a ladies’ man, Leonard Cohen, at age 82. His Facebook page reports: It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered andRead more…

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