Category Archives: Video Roundup

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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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Video Roundup: Happy New Year 2015!

View image | Thank you to everyone who has made KEXP the soundtrack to their lives in 2014 — we’re excited to help you discover even more new music in 2015! As you recover from last night’s festivities, check out this New Year’s Video Round-Up. 2015 will be a big year for us, asRead more…

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KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2014: A Video Roundup!

As 2014 comes to a close, we thought we’d take one last look at the albums KEXP listeners chose as their favorites of 2014 and present to you the mother of all video roundups, featuring 91 videos — 53 of which were filmed by KEXP’s own video crew — covering the Top 90.3 albums asRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Best in New Christmas Music!

Most years, a select handful of artists whip up enough end of the year motivation to bust out a halfway decent holiday cover that we can all jam out to while making the rest of our end of the year lists. But in 2014, the scene went above and beyond the call of duty toRead more…

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Monday Music News: Joe Cocker R.I.P.

View image | One of the most distinctive voices of rock ‘n’ roll is silent now, as Joe Cocker died today at age 70. Starting in the 60’s, the UK singer rose in prominence, from the pubs to the arenas, recording over 20 studio albums, earning many awards and becoming an icon of rockRead more…

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R.I.P. Ian McLagan of Small Faces

Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the ’60s UK rock band Small Faces (later, known in the ’70s as the Faces), passed away today at the age of 69. In a statement released by his management, it was reported, “He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX,Read more…

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