Category Archives: Video Roundup

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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KEXP Presents Hood-to-Hood 2016: West Seattle Day

Yet again, West Seattle emerged victorious in KEXP’s annual neighborhood challenge. So, this Sunday, June 5th, we’re packing up and heading across the bridge for the KEXP Hood-to-Hood Day Celebration! Join us at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center from Noon to 6:00 PM for a live on-air broadcast with KEXP DJs Quilty 3000 and StevieRead more…

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El Sonido: Primavera Sound

This week in El Sonido we’re doing a bit of a video round-up preview of Primavera Sound 2016. One of the best curated multi-day events of its size in the world, this Barcelona, Spain event is an urban festival par excellence. The 2016 edition runs June 1-5 at Parc del Fòrum and around the cityRead more…

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Pedal to Whatever: A KEXP Bike to Work Video Roundup

It’s Bike to Work Day, a day KEXP has long championed as many of us here, such as Morning Show DJ John Richards, are bike riders ourselves. KEXP has compiled a Video Roundup of bike-related songs to get you pedaling! Hit the road!

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It’s Gonna Blow (Well, Eventually): A Mount St. Helens Video Roundup

Just on the horizon, lurks Mount St. Helens, sitting 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland. It was on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM PT that it resulted in the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Will Mt. St. Helens erupt again? Scientists say yes,Read more…

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Brian Eno!

This morning, John Richards celebrates the 68th birthday of composer, producer and performer Brian Eno, featuring four hours of ambient and other music created, produced and inspired by the all-around musical mastermind. While he’s most directly connected to the genre of “ambient”, a term he coined himself, Eno also collaborated with and produced an amazingRead more…

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You are the Sunshine of Our Lives: Stevie Wonder Birthday Video Roundup

Today, KEXP celebrates the birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known to the world as Stevie Wonder. Wonder turns 66 years old today, and it’s impressive to think he’s been a musician and songwriter for 55 of those years, recording more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and racking up 25 Grammy Awards, the mostRead more…

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