Category Archives: Video Roundup

R.I.P. Jonathan Demme

This morning, it was reported that Oscar-winning film director Jonathan Demme had passed away at the age of 73, due to complications from esophageal cancer. His lengthy filmology includes blockbusters like Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. But, Demme is also known and belovedRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Break Up 4 Good at the Tractor Tavern 4/20

Tonight, Thursday, April 20th, KEXP and Goodwill team up to present Break Up 4 Good, part of Goodwill’s Sustainable Sounds series. Local faves Acapulco Lips, Cataldo, Prom Queen, Star Anna, and Goodbye Heart will take the stage of the Tractor Tavern, covering some of the best break-up songs. (Prom Queen, in particular, have a hilariousRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The 2017 Seagaze Festival at LoFi Performance Gallery 4/20-4/23

Only in its second year, the 2017 Seagaze Festival continues to lift their heads to spotlight some of the Northwest’s finest shoegaze, post punk, and psychrock bands this Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd at the LoFi Performance Gallery. Blackpool Astronomy guitarist Jeff McCollough has planned an impressive four-day schedule featuring beloved artist/producer ErikRead more…

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Video Roundup: Easter Songs

Can we just admit that American Easter is kind of a weird holiday? While originally a deeply religious holiday, the introduction of bunnies and eggs, which have absolutely nothing to do with that, continue to be carried down year after year to the point that it’s possible most children probably don’t even know that theRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy National Sibling Day!

Are genetics the root cause of musicality? It’s a much-debated idea, but after our exhaustive research of sibling bands, we’re convinced it could be true. In today’s video roundup, we’re celebrating National Sibling Day by bringing some lesser-known sibling bands to the forefront and, man, are there a lot of them! We all know theRead more…

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Glasgow A Go-Go: KEXP’s Tartan Day Video Roundup

Happy Tartan Day! Okay, so it’s not really a Scottish holiday, but one made up by the U.S. back in 1982 to celebrate Scottish heritage. It was on April 6th in 1320 that the Declaration of Arbroath, or Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed. (In fact, our own American Declaration of Independence was partially basedRead more…

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Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong: KEXP’s Radiohead Covers Roundup

It’s no surprise that Radiohead‘s Saturday show at Key Arena is sold out; the band have amassed a rabid fan base since forming in Abingdon, Oxfordshire back in 1985. And, it’s no surprise that this roundup of Radiohead covers goes on and on; many of our favorite artists cite Radiohead as one of their faves.Read more…

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The Piano Has Been Drinking… ‘Cause It’s International Piano Day

Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener. — Nils Frahm On the 88th day of every year, the world tickles the ivories in honor of InternationalRead more…

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KEXP’s International Women’s Day Video Roundup

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women.” To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air guests and exclusive mixes. We’re also spotlighting some iconicRead more…

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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part Two

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell theRead more…

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