Category Archives: Hood to Hood

2016 Hood-to-Hood Challenge: One Day, One Winner

Everything you love about KEXP, from The Morning Show to free performances by the Posies and Charles Bradley in the Gathering Space relies on financial support from you and your fellow music lovers. Today is our One-Day Summer Fund Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge, and I wanted to share some of the comments that KEXP AmplifiersRead more…

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Photo Gallery: KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 6/5

As the sun set on KEXP’s 2016 Hood to Hood broadcast from the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, the party headed a few miles away to the Skylark Cafe where DJ Troy Nelson was hosting an evening of local music. It’s a good thing the show was All Ages, because we had the winners of thisRead more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2016: Porter Ray

Closing out KEXP’s 2016 Hood to Hood was Seattle’s own Porter Ray, whose laidback flow at least kept things chill, y’know, musically. The wise-beyond-his-twenty-something-years rapper brought some romantic rhymes to the stage, combining some old-school R&B vibes to his hip hop sounds. It’s easy to see why Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler brought Ray to SubRead more…

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The Challenge Is Coming …

Hood-to-Hood 2016 map

Who among you will fight for the music? KEXP’s Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge coincides with our One-Day Summer Fund Drive this Friday, June 10. But why wait? Show your civic pride now and help your neighborhood take an early lead in the 2016 Hood-to-Hood Challenge. Starting today, when you donate to power great music on KEXP,Read more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2016: Acapulco Lips

Where did all these people come from?! We ain’t gonna front: it’s freakin’ hot out here at KEXP’s 2016 Hood to Hood broadcast from the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. But as local trio Acapulco Lips took the stage, the crowd came emerging from the shadows. The band were practically made for fun in the sun:Read more…

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Hood to Hood Day 2016: Greys

“Seattle’s really funny to me, because no matter what the weather is, you’re always complaining.” And, okay, frontman/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani is on to something: Seattle’s experiencing some unusual 90 degree weather today. But, you know what’s even hotter? Oh, just Greys, who kicked off KEXP’s 2016 Hood to Hood with blistering guitars, fiery drum slashes,Read more…

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KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Day 2016 in West Seattle begins!

We’ve got fun in the sun on this gorgeous Sunday, so join us for KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Day at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle! There’s FREE, All Ages sets from Greys, Acapulco Lips, and Porter Ray, as well as food trucks and a beer garden to keep you satisfied! Join us! KEXP Hood-to-HoodRead more…

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KEXP Presents Hood-to-Hood 2016: West Seattle Day

Yet again, West Seattle emerged victorious in KEXP’s annual neighborhood challenge. So, this Sunday, June 5th, we’re packing up and heading across the bridge for the KEXP Hood-to-Hood Day Celebration! Join us at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center from Noon to 6:00 PM for a live on-air broadcast with KEXP DJs Quilty 3000 and StevieRead more…

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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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