Category Archives: Video Roundup

Video Roundup: Star Wars Day

It’s May 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Like many pop-culture phenomenons, the epic space saga has made its way into music, influencing everything from band names, lyrics, and even stage attire. (Looking at you, Gnarls Barkley.) To celebrate the Lucas legacy, today we’ve compiled a galactic force of songs, bands, or lyrics inspired by StarRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPetty

It’s time to move on. KEXP is moving to a new home. There’s still a great deal of work to be done before it’s up and running, but the waiting doesn’t have to be the hardest part, thanks to KEXPetty, a benefit for KEXP’s new home campaign. On Tuesday, May 5th, you’ll get lucky withRead more…

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Video Roundup: Recycling Beats on Earth Day

Despite what Dramarama say, today is Earth Day! All day long, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will spotlight recycling and reuse with a day of music featuring sampled music, re-using beats and recycling old songs to create new ones. Speaking of recycling, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships presents a special benefit showRead more…

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Video Roundup: World Autism Awareness Day

For once, you’ll feel good about feeling blue: today is the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, and to help spread awareness, the community is encouraged to “Light It Up Blue.” Buildings from the Empire State Building, The Great Pyramid in Egypt, Niagara Falls, and, in Seattle, the Space Needle and Seattle Pacific University willRead more…

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s the annual April Fool’s Day Video Round-up, a compilation of jokes and fools for your viewing and listening pleasure! You can prank me later. What will April Fool’s Day 2015 bring? Here’s hoping someone tries to top last year’s Flaming Lips release, “Sell Out,” or Björk’s 2009 announcement that she’d joined Led Zeppelin. IfRead more…

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Video Roundup: National Puppy Day

Our tails are waggin’, ’cause it’s National Puppy Day, a day designated to celebrate puppies and encourage adoption — really, why isn’t every day National Puppy Day? KEXP encourages everyone interested in adopting to check out Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, last month’s Audioasis Community Partnerships Non-Profit of the Month (check out photos from their visitRead more…

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International Cash Day Video Roundup

It all started with four lads from London with a brash attitude and a bone to pick with the system… oh wait, that’s what got us started on International Clash Day, a theme show based on a whim that became an annual event for KEXP DJs. As we thought about ongoing impact of The ClashRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Australia Day!

Today is Australia Day, the country’s celebration of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In honor of their national holiday, KEXP salutes the great music to come from thisRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Secret Past of KEXP DJ Kevin Cole

You know him as host of the Afternoon Show and Senior Director of Programming at KEXP, but before moving to Seattle in 1998, Kevin Cole was the house DJ at First Avenue in Minneapolis, started and managed record stores, helped build and launch the legendary radio station Rev 105, and started one of the country’sRead more…

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R.I.P. Ian Allen of Negativland

It was reported on Facebook yesterday, Ian Allen, longtime member of influential group Negativland, passed away on January 17th at the age of 56 following complications from a heart valve replacement surgery. The band’s founding member Mark Hosler writes: Ian was very active with Negativland from 1981 to about 1987, and his impact, inspiration, andRead more…

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