Category Archives: Video Roundup

International Women’s Day Video Round-Up

You know what they say: behind every great radio station stands a great woman – or in our case, a great many women. Hundreds of female artists have graced our studio over the years with their myriad stylings, from the soulful arrangements of Alabama Shakes to the honest storytelling of Courtney Barnett, from the high-energyRead more…

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Dueling Banjos: A KEXP Video Roundup to Make You Squeal

It was on this day in 1973 that the song “Dueling Banjos” became one of the few instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record that decade. Thanks to its chilling use in the movie Deliverance, the song won a Grammy Award that year, and even went on to reach No. 2 for four weeks onRead more…

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Might As Well Jump: KEXP’s Leap Day Video Roundup

It’s Leap Day, a strange overage of 24 hours that occurs in the Gregorian calendar every four years. Or, if you believe Tina Fey and the TV show 30 Rock, it’s a day when a mythical gilled-man named “Leap Day William” trades candy for children’s tears. Either way, KEXP has compiled this list of songsRead more…

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International Cash Day: A Ring of Fire Video Roundup

On what would’ve been his 84th birthday, KEXP celebrates the 2nd Annual International Cash Day, a day of music honoring the legendary Johnny Cash. Tune in to KEXP all day, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT, as KEXP DJs play songs by The Man in Black himself, as well as covers by those whoRead more…

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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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