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.
LONDON BROADCAST SCHEDULE
|6:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM GMT||Ibibio Sound Machine|
|8:30 AM PST / 4:30 PM GMT||Big Joanie|
|11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT||Avalanche Party|
|1:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM GMT||JOHN|
|6:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM GMT||Fatima|
|8:30 AM PST / 4:30 PM GMT||Kero Kero Bonito|
|11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT||Vanishing Twin|
|1:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM GMT||Snapped Ankles|
|6:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM GMT||Ghostpoet|
|8:30 AM PST / 4:30 PM GMT||Shopping|
|11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT||Chemtrails|
|1:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM GMT||Piroshka|
|6:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM GMT||Goat Girl|
|8:30 AM PST / 4:30 PM GMT||Queen Zee|
|11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT||Soviet Soviet|
|1:10 PM PST / 9:10 PM GMT||IDLES|
|1:40 PM PST / 9:40 PM GMT||Heavy Lungs|
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.
Throughout this week, KEXP speaks with different referents, writers, and music journalists from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Guatemala, and Mexico to give us an opinion and more detailed framework of what happened back in 1979. Today, music journalist Julio Adelso takes us to Guatemala.
From IDLES and Priests to Downtown Boys and Young Fathers, we look at bands who are continuing the fight started by The Clash.