Category Archives: Video Roundup

Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo

Oh, Cinco de Mayo, you poor, misunderstood holiday. As KEXP’s own DJ Chilly, host of El Sonido, explains, May 5th is not “Mexican Independence Day,” like so many believe. It actually commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla when a small Mexican army defeated the French. That’s worth celebrating, right? Well, not exactly, ‘cause France cameRead more...

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everybody. Today we celebrate the birth of our planet... oh, wait, no, today we pay attention to the giant sphere hurtling through space that we all live on, and hopefully take a few moments to reflect on the valuable gifts it gives us and our own impact upon it. Earth Day itselfRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Weedster!

In a bizarre act of serendipity, Easter falls on April 20th this year, or, uh, “4/20“. So, be careful what kind of “Easter grass” you use to line your baskets, and your kids might have to battle some adults in the Easter candy aisle. In fact, plenty of different treats will be, um, “baked” thisRead more...

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Video Roundup: National Sibling Day

Happy Sibling Day, everyone! In today’s Video Roundup, KEXP is bringing you a slough of bands comprised of brothers and sisters. Our list includes: HAIM, The Jackson Five, The National, Kings of Leon, The Bee-Gees, Radiohead, CocoRosie, and First Aid Kit. It’s a wonderful demonstration of the potential power of familial collaboration — no matterRead more...

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Video Roundup: Nirvana’s Cover Songs

On the 20th anniversary of his death, KEXP is celebrating the life of one of Seattle’s greatest musicians. On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain took his own life but left an indelible legacy for musicians and fans across the world. Throughout the day on Friday, April 4, KEXP DJs are playing a variety of songsRead more...

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, so we’re celebrating with a video round-up of your favorite Huey Lewis & the News songs! April Fool’s! We’re actually sharing a round-up of some of our favorite “foolish” songs for you on this festive day. It’s our way to say “thank you” for supporting KEXP over the years, as ourRead more...

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Video Roundup: St. Patrick’s Day

You lucky dog -- it’s St. Patrick’s Day! KEXP’s Irish eyes will be smiling as DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will be shamrockin’ your St. Patty’s Day soundtrack all day long. And you can grab a pint of Guinness, and celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with our video round-up below.

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R.I.P. Bob Casale of Devo

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of influential new wave band Devo, sadly passed away on Monday at the age of 61 from health complications that led to heart failure. His brother and bandmate, Gerald Casale, left this statement on the band’s Facebook page: “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there inRead more...

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Valentine’s Day Video Roundup

Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet listeners! Start the day of roses and thorns with John in the Morning‘s annual Valentine‚Äôs Day show, “Songs of Love and Hate,” from 6:00 to 10:00 AM. On the Midday Show, DJ Cheryl Waters will show her love for her listeners by playing all requests from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.Read more...

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Video Roundup: International Clash Day

One song from The Clash is hardly ever enough. That’s what DJ John Richards admitted to himself last year on this day when one Clash song became two, and then became the rest of The Morning Show on KEXP, and thus International Clash Day was born. And there’s no better band to honor worldwide thanRead more...

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