Category Archives: Video Roundup

O Canada 2017: A KEXP Video Roundup

KEXP listeners know: we love Canada Day. We were honored to have Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stop by the station to record a station ID for us. We’ve even teamed up with the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle to include Vancouver-based artist Louise Burns to our Rocks the Dock line-up today at WaterfrontRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: Top Five Music-Related Films of John Cusack

John Cusack. You can’t hear his name without thinking of the iconic boombox scene in Say Anything…, right? Over his 30-year career, and with more than 80 acting credits to his name, Cusack’s love of music has informed some excellent film choices along the way. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Cusack says, “TheRead more…

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Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy: KEXP’s Ray Davies Birthday Video Roundup

Research by DJ Abbie Gobeli, on the air Wednesdays 1 AM – 6 AM If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you may have caught that it’s the 73rd birthday of Sir Ray Davies, founding member of The Kinks. Alongside his brother and bandmate, Dave, Davies helped the influential UKRead more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: KEXP Video Roundup

This Wednesday, June 7th, on what would have been Prince’s 59th birthday, KEXP will be Feelin’ Minnesota as we celebrate with a spotlight on bands from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. From 6AM to 6PM, you’ll hear from artists like Hüsker Dü, Brother Ali, Poliça, and The Jayhawks, leading up to a four-hour extravaganza onRead more…

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El Sonido: Primavera Sound

This week in El Sonido, I’ve got a video round-up and mixtape preview of Primavera Sound 2017. First though, a quick recap of my favorite things from last year. Hands down I have to say my favorite performance from 2016’s edition of Primavera was PJ Harvey. I’ve been a super fan since the early 90s,Read more…

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RIP Chris Cornell

You read that right. We’re just as surprised to learn of his passing as you are. Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room late last night, has been a Seattle institution for decades, having formed Soundgarden in 1984 and predating in popularity nearly all of the so-called “grunge” bands around them.Read more…

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Take Your Mama Out: KEXP’s Mothers Day Video Roundup

It’s time to take your mama out all night. No, really, ’cause it’s Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, and moms don’t get the props they deserve for what has to be one of the most thankless jobs on the planet. Plus, they physically pushed you out of their body. That in itself deserves a bouquetRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: With or Without U2

You’ll be running to stand still this Sunday, May 14th, as Irish rock legends U2 celebrate the 30th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album The Joshua Tree here in Seattle. It is the first time in the band’s history that they’ve toured an album from their back catalogue, rather than a new release, and it’s apparentlyRead more…

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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2017

It’s Cinco De Mayo today, or as we’ve coined it “Gringo de Mayo.” (Read our history lesson on the KEXP Blog here.) In addition to DJ Cheryl Waters’ on-air celebration on The Midday Show on KEXP, we’re spotlighting some of favorite bands from Mexico with a round-up below. You can always discover more fantastic LatinRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: May the 4th Be With You

Today is May 4th, or as its known in the pop culture world, Star Wars Day. This year’s “holiday” is significant for two reasons: it’s our first without actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, who passed away late last year, and secondly, May 25th marks the 40th anniversary of the first film, Star Wars: ARead more…

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