Each year on February 7th, music lovers all over the world observe International Clash Day, an annual celebration of seminal UK punk band the Clash, and a recognition of the enduring influence of their music and human rights message.
This year, KEXP traveled to London for a 4-day live broadcast and online event, featuring live performances, exclusive interviews, with a special focus on music and message in The Clash’s landmark album London Calling, which celebrates its 40th year in 2019. Watch some of our London sessions from Studio 9294 below.
Late last year, KEXP headed back to Rennes, France, for our third year at the Trans Musicales de Rennes! Our goal, as always when partnering with international festivals like Les Trans, is to discover and share new music from across the globe with you from artists that we may not have otherwise heard. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the festival has made a name for itself featuring artists just before they break and seeking new talent from around the world. Check out some of these exciting new discoveries below.
If you're looking for the stars of tomorrow in the Pacific Northwest, the MoPOP's annual Sound Off! showcase has always been a key resource in that search. Every year. musicians ages 21 and under are invited to compete in this spotlight of local talent. This year's finalists included: Seattle soul group i///u, Port Orchard rapper Alex Cade, Tacoma synth-pop/R&B singer/songwriter Baja Boy, and Seattle jazz/hip-hop outfit Huey and the InFLOWentials. Watch them perform in the KEXP studios below and stay tuned as we roll out more videos tomorrow.
KEXP was live from Reykjavik for the 2018 Iceland Airwaves, broadcasting from Kex Hostel. We'll be rolling out video from those sessions over the following weeks. Keep checking back to discover more amazing music from Iceland and beyond!
From Charles Bradley to Florence and the Machine, KEXP has hosted and filmed some landmark sessions from a brevy of incredible artsits. Below, watch some of our most viewed viewed sessions throughout KEXP's history.