Category Archives: Video Roundup

Songs in the Key of D’oh: The Simpsons Video Roundup

Have a toast with a Duff Beer — today’s the birthday of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of beloved television series The Simpsons. Now in its 27th season, the show has established itself as the longest-running American sitcom of all time. (Take that, Gunsmoke!) Throughout their 587 episodes, the show has consistently had some ofRead more…

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Valentine’s Day 2016

It seems popular these days to hate on Valentine’s Day – what’s wrong with a day committed solely to being totally stoked about another person? It’s like a birthday, but way less arbitrary. These posts always lean 80’s nostalgic, as if The Cure had exclusive rights to “feelings.” But this year we’re going to beRead more…

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Fat Tuesday Tunes: A Mardi Gras Video Roundup

Down in New Orleans, the streets are filled with drunken debauchery as Carnival comes to a close. On this Fat Tuesday, KEXP joins the festivities with a Mardi Gras mix, sure to get your toes tappin’. Take a musical trip to the French Quarter with this some funky favorites in this Video Roundup of NewRead more…

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Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Video Roundup

Gong Xi Fa Cai! If you’ve already blown your new year’s resolutions, get a fresh start with the lunar calendar and the 2016 Chinese New Year, which begins today, Monday, February 8th, and ends on January 27th, 2017. Traditionally, every year is assigned an animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 has been declared theRead more…

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Video Clash: An International Clash Day Video Roundup

You’re going to hear plenty of songs all day as we celebrate International Clash Day today from 6AM to 6PM, featuring the The Clash‘s officially released songs plus rarities, side projects, and an exclusive interview with Julien Temple, but that’s just part of the picture. The band’s fame was earned also because of their popularRead more…

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Go Your Own Way: A Rumours Tribute Video Roundup

It was on this day in 1977 that soft rock icons Fleetwood Mac released their most successful album ever, Rumours. The now-classic LP won the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1978, and is easily one of the best-selling albums of all time. With this generation growing up on their parents’ beat-up vinylRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Day the Music Died

It’s been 57 years since a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa took the lives of musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, but their music and influence live on, as strong as ever. Called “The Day the Music Died,” after a lyric from Don McLean’s tribute single “American Pie,”Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 1/29 + 1/30

Beat the winter doldrums with a trip up north for the 2016 Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, this Friday, January 29th and Saturday the 30th in scenic Leavenworth, Washington. It may be cold outside, but this year’s line-up is extra-hot, featuring Strand of Oaks, Fruit Bats, Grace Love & the True Loves, Iska Dhaaf, Hibou, TheRead more…

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Fish in the Percolator: A Birthday Video Roundup for David Lynch

The owls may not be what they seem, but neither does David Lynch. As a director, writer, musician, actor, artist, even furniture designer, he truly does it all. It’s no surprise that his surrealistic influence extends to the music world, so on today, his 69th birthday, KEXP pays tribute to Lynch with a roundup ofRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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