Category Archives: Video Roundup

Video Roundup: Super Bowl Seattle Celebration

Seattle is hot with football fever as the Seattle Seahawks head to Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday, February 2nd! To show our hometown pride, DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will be playing nothing but local music on Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recently shared withRead more...

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R.I.P. Pete Seeger

The popularity of today’s folk rock stars, from Iron & Wine and Billy Bragg to Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, all owe a large debt to American folk legend Pete Seeger, who passed away yesterday at age 94. To the end, Seeger was a champion, activist and resounding voice for civil rightsRead more...

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Video Roundup: Let Freedom Ring on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today, we celebrate what would’ve been the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of history’s greatest voices of liberty. King’s contributions to civil rights have inspired millions, including many musicians who’ve paid tribute to him in song. Below, we’ve collected some of those odes that help King’s message live on for generations.Read more...

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Bowie Birthday Bonanza Today on KEXP

Considered by many to be one of the most influential pop musicians of our time, David Bowie continues to surprise and delight fans and critics alike, with the 2013 secret recording and release of The Next Day, Bowie’s 24th album. KEXP toasts the Thin White Duke on Wednesday, January 8th, Bowie’s 67th birthday. The all-dayRead more...

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Everyone at KEXP wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening, watching and supporting listener powered radio all year long. So, for you we made a (mostly) festive holiday mix to enjoy as you hoist an eggnog with your family and friends,Read more...

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R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has sadly passed away today at the age of 95. The revered statesman was imprisoned for 27 years, eventually released in 1990 after an international campaign fueled by many prominent musicians. Mandela was elected the first black president of South Africa in 1994, and won the Nobel Peace PrizeRead more...

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R.I.P. Lou Reed

Lou Reed, one of the most influential artists of our time, has sadly passed away today at the age of 71. Cause of death has not yet been reported, however Reed underwent a liver transplant earlier this year. John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP and Associate Program Director, has said, “We areRead more...

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 - Sunday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more...

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 - Saturday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more...

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Happy 4th of July!

Perhaps what is best about being an American comes through in the music this nation has produced throughout its relatively short history. From the blues to rock and roll to soul or folk and country, America’s roots are deep within the sonic soil. On this 4th of July, marking the nation’s 237 year anniversary, weRead more...

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