Every February 7th, music lovers worldwide come together to celebrate International Clash Day. What began as a tribute to The Clash’s music and legacy has evolved into a banner celebration of the issues and message they stood for. The Clash were unapologetically confrontational and champions of the oppressed, always striving for the possibility of a better world. That’s why in 2020 we’re using the holiday to Clash For Climate.
Leading up to and during International Clash Day, we’ll be celebrating artists around the world who are confronting the climate crisis as well as highlighting activists, public servants, and organizations who are working toward solutions for our planet’s dire situation. Even as Earth feels the clampdown, the pathway to a new day isn’t out of reach. Tune in to KEXP's broadcast from 6 AM - 6 PM PT on Feb. 7 to hear songs and exclusive interviews that demonstrate the power of music and how it unites us in the common effort to write the future we want.
As Joe Strummer once said, “The future is unwritten.”
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To cap off our week of on-air programming for International Clash Day centered around this year’s theme: “Clash For Climate,” KEXP is hosting the annual Clash Cover Night again on Friday, February 7th at 7:00 PM in the Gathering Space!
Some of your favorite Clash covers will be performed by local favorites, Tres Leches, Duke Evers and Naked Giants! Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 day of the show, 21+ only please!
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Clash Day Live From London in 2019
In 2019, KEXP traveled to London for a 4-day live broadcast event with a special focus on music and message in The Clash’s landmark album London Calling, which celebrated its 40th anniversary that year. Watch some of our London sessions from Studio 9294 below.
As we celebrate International Clash Day, we look back at the M.I.A. hit sampling the band's Combat Rock classic "Straight To hell"
Strand of Oaks, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, The Coathangers, and more talk about how the legendary band impacted their lives