International Clash Day

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International Clash Day 2023

“We’re anti-fascist, we’re anti-violence, we’re anti-racist, and we’re pro-creative. We’re against ignorance.” — Joe Strummer

On Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 KEXP celebrates International Clash Day! This year we are focusing on The Clash's message of "Know Your Rights." DJs Gabriel Teodros, John Richards, Albina Cabrera, Larry Mizell Jr., and Kevin Cole will each explore The Clash's message, legacy, and influences as well as exploring new and old artists who share the anti-racist, anti-fascist message that sits at the center of their ethos as a band. 

Made possible in part by the ACLU of Washington

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Listen Back to International Clash Day 2022

note: due to licensing restrictions, only two of our shows are available for archiving.

Lost in the Supermarket

In celebration of International Clash Day, KEXP presents the first ever Clash video game, Lost in the Supermarket. Can you make it out of the supermarket? Find out below! 

 

The History of Clash Day

Learn more about the history of International Clash Day and its evolution since 2013, plus get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into KEXP’s broadcast in London celebrating the 7th annual International Clash Day, on February 7, 2019. 

Special thanks to Studio 9294, in Hackney Wick, London, and all the artists who performed during KEXP's broadcast.

Interviews and Essays From Past Clash Days

International Clash Day

Which Bands Mattered to the “Only Band That Matters”?

Over the past eight years of celebrating International Clash Day, KEXP has spotlighted a wealth of artists who were influenced by The Clash. But what bands mattered to the “only band that matters”?


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International Clash Day

Strummer Meets Landero: A Musical Bridge Between Colombian Cumbia and London Punk

What connected the musical and ideological work of The Clash with the music of a young man born in the Caribbean province of San Jacinto, Colombia, determined to become a benchmark for the Sabanero accordion? What sonorous path connects the independence of Jamaica, the skinheads of London, the Colo…


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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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