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 will travel 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. Back in Seattle, we will celebrate with Clash Cover Night on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM at Washington Hall featuring Hotels, Mirrorgloss, Guayaba, and Dark Smith.
Stay tuned for interviews, articles, and more.
The Avengers' Penelope Houston reflects on the legacy of The Clash, their social and political messages, and discusses her Seattle roots.
For International Clash Day, Steve Jones, founding member and guitarist for The Sex Pistols, talks to KEXP about his time playing with The Clash.
Like The Clash, not only are Rage Against the Machine known for mixing punk and politics, they're also known for combining genres of music. Guitarist and founding member Tom Morello talked to KEXP for International Clash Day.
Because The Clash was anti-racist, anti-fear, pro-solidarity, pro-unity, pro-inclusion, KEXP is taking time to spotlight local social-justice organizations making a difference in our community. This is a public service announcement with GUITARS.