Looking over the WXPN Video archives from the past decade, we have a lot of amazing performances to choose from. Big stars in the early days of their journey; living legends gracing us with their presence; up-and-coming artists we’re happy to uplift and connect with new audiences.
For International Women’s Day, WXPN video producer Galea McGregor collected unusual and surprising clips — like Lizzo’s acoustic pop-up at NON-COMM just prior to her initial explosion, and one of Courtney Barnett’s first videos filmed in North America — as well as simply great performances — like Japanese Breakfast in our studio when they were on their ascent, and Phoebe Bridgers at XPoNential Music Festival.
This playlist mixes high-profile names with sleeper hits, it mixes genres, and it mixes generations — with 70s singer-songwriter trailblazer Bonnie Raitt sitting longside contemporary voice Sunny War. And it mixes moods; we see an emotive performance by Carla Morrison, a shredding set by Screaming Females, a charismatic performance by Janis Ian, and more.
Watch below, enjoy, and happy International Women’s Day.