Category Archives: Video Roundup

Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part One

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: A Benefit for the ACLU at The Crocodile 2/26

This Sunday, February 26th, not only can you hear new music from beloved local band Pickwick, but it will be for a great cause! Over at The Crocodile, Galen Disston and crew will perform tracks from their highly-anticipated upcoming LP LoveJoys. And, also on this impressive bill are Beat Connection, Telekinesis, Erik Blood (who producedRead more…

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Hail to the Chief: KEXP’s Presidents Day Video Roundup

It’s Presidents’ Day, a day originally designated to honor the birthday of George Washington (born on February 22, 1732), but then in the ’50s, a committee lobbied to make the day for all presidents, and in 1971, they shifted the day to the third Monday of February. All you really need to know is, parkingRead more…

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Don’t You Forget About Them: A John Hughes & Molly Ringwald Birthday Video Roundup

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s got their first look at being a teenager thanks to writer/director John Hughes and actress Molly Ringwald, and weirdly enough, they share the same birthday — February 18th, 1950 for him and 1968 for her. His coming-of-age films reigned over the metroplex, and she was the star inRead more…

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I Hate You, I Love You: KEXP’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Roundup

Compiling a playlist of songs about love? That’s like trying to count all the Converse sneakers at an indie rock show: infinite. Every Valentine’s Day, John Richards offers up his annual Songs of Love and Hate show from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT, and here on the KEXP Blog, we’re focusing on the latter,Read more…

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This Is Video Clash: International Clash Day 2017 Roundup

Now, more than ever, the world needs The Clash. For the fifth annual International Clash Day, KEXP is highlighting the band’s activism and political messaging. Even their band name carries political weight: bassist Paul Simonon was inspired when he noticed the word appearing frequently in the daily newspaper. A clash between classes, between races, betweenRead more…

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KEXP Presents: The 4th Annual Skate Like a Girl Benefit at Vera Project 2/4

KEXP is proud to once again sponsor the Skate Like a Girl benefit, with proceeds helping to empower youth (not exclusively girls, but mostly girls) through skateboarding workshops and programs. Roll on over to the Vera Project this Saturday, February 4th for live music from Kimya Dawson, Wimps, Acapulco Lips, and Fine Prince. Attendees canRead more…

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Video Roundup: Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. As you might recall from the 1993 Bill Murray film, the infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from hibernation on this day. Legend has it, if he sees his shadow, he’ll freak out, retreat back into his burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. If he doesn’t seeRead more…

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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 na├»ve 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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