Category Archives: Video Roundup

What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Rabbit In Your Headlights: A KEXP Easter Video Roundup

Easter is right around the corner, this Sunday, March 27th. Though widely regarded as a Christian holiday, it’ll come as no surprise that the pagans have their hand in this holiday’s traditions, too. Apparently in medieval times, rabbits were thought to be hermaphrodites who could reproduce without loss of virginity… kinda like the Virgin Mary,Read more…

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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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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