Category Archives: Video Roundup

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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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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Go Your Own Way: A Rumours Tribute Video Roundup

It was on this day in 1977 that soft rock icons Fleetwood Mac released their most successful album ever, Rumours. The now-classic LP won the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1978, and is easily one of the best-selling albums of all time. With this generation growing up on their parents’ beat-up vinylRead 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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KEXP Suggests: Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 1/29 + 1/30

Beat the winter doldrums with a trip up north for the 2016 Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, this Friday, January 29th and Saturday the 30th in scenic Leavenworth, Washington. It may be cold outside, but this year’s line-up is extra-hot, featuring Strand of Oaks, Fruit Bats, Grace Love & the True Loves, Iska Dhaaf, Hibou, TheRead more…

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Fish in the Percolator: A Birthday Video Roundup for David Lynch

The owls may not be what they seem, but neither does David Lynch. As a director, writer, musician, actor, artist, even furniture designer, he truly does it all. It’s no surprise that his surrealistic influence extends to the music world, so on today, his 69th birthday, KEXP pays tribute to Lynch with a roundup ofRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: KEXP’s Video Producers

This past year, KEXP’s video team recorded and produced hundreds of memorable sessions performed in the live room at the our Dexter location. At this time of year, as everyone else is looking back over their favorites, so are we, but it’s nearly impossible to choose! Each band that entered our starry space or steppedRead more…

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R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

He was born to raise hell, and he did it his entire life, but sadly,Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister died today. The hard-rocking and hard-living icon had seemed nearly indestructible, living an uncompromising 70 years on his own terms. Unfortunately, an extremely aggressive cancer got the better of him, and after being diagnosed only two daysRead more…

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You’re A Gift! KEXP’s Christmas Song Roundup

It should never go without saying that we at KEXP are amazed by the ongoing support by our listeners and friends. This year, you’ve helped us maintain our fiercely independent programming and find a new home, and now you’re continuing to help us fully compete it so that we can reach more of you thanRead more…

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