Category Archives: Video Roundup

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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Come to Daddy: A KEXP Father’s Day Video Roundup

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: dads got it rough. Even back in 2012, DJ John Richards noticed “most songs about dads are written from the voices of estranged men lamenting about what their fathers did wrong.” (Cat’s in the Cradle, anyone? Ouch.) And that creepy Aphex Twin song isn’t exactly titledRead more…

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The Spirit of Juneteenth: A KEXP Video Roundup

This Sunday, June 19th, KEXP will observe Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — with day-long programming celebrating freedom, achievement, education, and building bridges. Starting at 9:00 AM PT with Preachin’ the Blues and ending at 2:00 AM PT with Jazz Theatre, we’ll spotlight artists whose work celebratesRead more…

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Double Trouble: KEXP’s Video Roundup of Twins in Bands

Twins Kim and Kelley Deal celebrate their 54th birthday today, which got us thinking about twins in bands. It’s no wonder it works so well: researchers have found that twin babies interact in the womb, so they’re collaborating from even before birth. Twins have also been known to exhibit a sensitivity towards the other whereRead more…

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R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

The Greatest is gone. More than just a boxing legend, Muhammad Ali was a cultural icon and humanitarian above nearly all else. He passed away on Friday after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Ali didn’t just fight inside the boxing ring. Outside of it, he stood up for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t, facing downRead more…

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