International Clash Day


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.


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

Spotlight on Social Justice Organizations

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.

Interviews + Articles From Past ICDs

International Clash Day Interviews

Billy Bragg on His One Step Forward. Two Steps Back. Tour and What Punk and The Clash Mean to Him

With Billy Bragg playing three sold-out shows in Seattle, February 28th through March 2nd, KEXP revisits our chat with him during International Clash Day.

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International Clash Day in Mexico with Cultural Journalist Luli Serrano Eguiluz

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, cultural journalist Luli Serrano Eguiluz talks about Mex...

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Straight to Hell on a Paper Plane: How MIA’s Clash-Sampling Breakout Hit Became a Generational Anthem

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"

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