Category Archives: Video Roundup

Video Roundup: Fourth of July

America! F*** Yeah! KEXP hopes you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, fireworks and food. We’re celebrating by being on the air, bringing you the soundtrack that we have the freedom to play, thanks to listeners like you! So, crank up the radio before you light those sparklers, and check out thisRead more...

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KEXP & Seattle Center Presents: 2014 Concerts at the Mural

Some people say summer doesn’t begin in Seattle until after the Fourth of July, but we know summer officially begins when we announce our Concerts at the Mural line-up! Once again, we’re teaming up with the Seattle Center to bring you amazing FREE concerts all month long in August. Join us every Friday evening atRead more...

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

As anyone who’s ever listened to The Midday Show on KEXP knows, DJ Cheryl Waters loves her Canadian music. And, in what’s become an annual Canada Day tradition, Cheryl will play only music from our neighbors to the north today from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PT. Not only is Cheryl our Midday Show host,Read more...

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R.I.P. Bobby Womack

Soul legend Bobby Womack has passed away today at the age of 70. Cause of death is not currently being reported. Womack began performing music in the mid-’50s, and was discovered by Sam Cooke who signed his band, The Valentinos, to SAR Records. The Valentinos’ 1964 single “It’s All Over Now” was covered by theRead more...

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Video Roundup: Celebrating Gay Pride

We celebrate gay pride all the time here at KEXP, but every year, at the end of June, the nation honors those who marched in 1970 in remembrance of the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This Sunday, June 29th, Seattle itself celebrates the 40th Anniversary of our own Pride Parades,Read more...

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Video Roundup: Summer Solstice

It doesn’t quite feel like it in Seattle — we’ve been alternating from jackets to tank tops, boots to sandals, all in the same day — but the Summer Solstice is this Saturday, June 21st! Due to the tilt of earth’s semi-axis on this day, it will be the longest period of daylight, perfect forRead more...

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Video Roundup: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Here at KEXP, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but today, Friday, June 20th, it’s officially a day to have a furry office-mate! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), Take Your Dog To Work Day was initiated to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from localRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Father’s Day

Forget ties or golf clubs -- for a KEXP Dad, we’re celebrating Father’s Day with a video roundup, featuring everything from folk to electronic. Music is one of the first ways we bond with our fathers: from listening to records together, having the radio on in the car on the way to school, or maybeRead more...

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Video Roundup: Flag Day

It was on this day in 1777 that we adopted the ol’ stars and stripes to represent our country, and in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14th as Flag Day! Flags have waved all throughout musical history, too, whether black or pink or wild. Hoist your own flag up the flagpole, and enjoyRead more...

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Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more...

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