Category Archives: Hood to Hood

You Could Be the Official Marshal of Hood-to-Hood Day 2016

Anyone who makes a gift to KEXP before 6:00 p.m. as part of today’s One-Day Summer Drive gets to vote in the 10th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge. And no matter which Hood takes the prize this year, you could be a very special winner no matter where you live. Everyone who donates $100 or more willRead more…

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The 10th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge Begins!

I hope you made it out to Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle last month. On Friday, May 29, more than 3,500 music lovers like you turned out to enjoy free performances by The Mountain Goats, Miami Horror, Hop Along, and Telekinesis, with a street fair and beer garden, plus evening showcases throughout the neighborhood.Read more…

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Hood-to-Hood Day 2015: Live Video Roundup

Just a few weeks ago, KEXP took over the streets of West Seattle for our Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 celebration with live music from John Danielle of The Mountain Goats, Australian electro-pop group Miami Horror, Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, and howling indie-rockers Hop Along. If you weren’t able to make it for this sun & fun-filledRead more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2015: Hop Along

We closed out our Hood-to-Hood broadcast with a bang, specifically the boisterous crash of Philly-based indie rockers Hop Along. Frontwoman Frances Quinlan has a wild howl of a voice that shook the windows of West Seattle businesses down the California Avenue corridor. With screeching feedback and screaming vocals, the ’90s-inspired band ripped through their latestRead more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2015: Telekinesis

The Hood-to-Hood artist with the shortest commute today was West Seattle’s own Michael Lerner, aka Telekinesis. For his stripped-down set from the Junction, Lerner stepped on stage with a guitar and an old-school four track machine, and charmed his neighbors with a short n’ sweet set. The set kicked off with a cover of Wire’sRead more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2015: Miami Horror

A band from Australia is gonna know a thing or two about sunshine, so as the sun beat down on the West Seattle streets, the Melbourne-based band Miami Horror got the party even hotter at the Junction from our Hood-to-Hood broadcast. Their sophomore release All Possible Futures reverberates with funky ’80s-style dance party grooves, andRead more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2015: John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats are one of those bands we’ve been championing since back when we were known as KCMU, so we were especially honored when frontman John Darnielle flew into town a day early just to play our KEXP Hood-to-Hood broadcast. (KEXP presents The Mountain Goats at a sold out show tonight at The Showbox.)Read more…

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KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle begins!

Come celebrate West Seattle with us today! We are just about to start our live broadcast from the West Seattle Junction (on the scenic intersection of Alaska and California). Come down for free music and fun at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Day 2015. Music starts at 1PM with John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats and continues throughoutRead more…

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KEXP Presents Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle this Friday!

The word on West Seattle is that once you live there, you will never move to another neighborhood in Seattle. Find out what all the fuss is about as KEXP celebrates Hood-to-Hood Day West Seattle! Join us this Friday, May 29, as we salute the beloved neighborhood, winners of last year’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge, with aRead more…

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One-Day Summer Drive: Why Do YOU Power KEXP?

Everything you hear, see, and experience on KEXP is powered by you and your fellow music lovers. The podcasts, free Concerts at the Mural, live streaming videos of Pixies and Lykke Li … listeners who become donors do all that! KEXP’s One Day Summer Fundraising Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge is going strong right now, and I wantedRead more…

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