Category Archives: Video Roundup

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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Happy Birthday, Beck! Here’s a KEXP Video Roundup

It’s hard to believe, but west coast one-time wunderkind Beck turns 45 years old today. The junior high school dropout has gone from self-released cassettes, to a surprise smash hit with “Loser”, to Grammy Award-winning artist. He’s tackled styles from the soulful slide of Midnite Vultures to the Nick Drake-ian folk of Sea Change. He’sRead more…

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KEXP is the New Black: A Jenji Kohan Birthday Video Roundup

If you’re one of those devouring the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, you’ve got this lady to thank: creator/writer/executive producer Jenji Leslie Kohan, who celebrates her 46th birthday today. And if you’re a KEXP listener who watches this show, you’ve surely recognized music from many KEXP artists woven into the sometimes horrifying,Read more…

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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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O Canada: A KEXP Video Roundup

Can you believe it’s been eight years since DJ Cheryl Waters first kicked off her now-annual Canada Day show? Even our friends at the Canadian consulate are tuning in, like Consulate General James K. Hill (right) who stopped by the station to chat with Cheryl about the Great White North! “There is so much amazingRead more…

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El Sonido: Solsticio de Verano / Summer Solstice

El calor de verano ya llegó y para celebrar el solsticio de verano en el hemisferio norte, hemos compilado unos videos alegres que evocan las esencias veraniegas: asolearse, nadar, contemplar el cielo, y hacer un trío al campamento. En Seattle sentimos cariño y anhelo por esta estación. A los que viven al sur del ecuadorRead more…

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