Category Archives: Hood to Hood

Hood To Hood 2013

Each year, KEXP descends upon the winning neighborhood of our annual Hood to Hood Challenge during our Spring Fundraising Drive, and this year, Seattle’s University District won decisively. To celebrate their victory, we are broadcasting live on Friday, April 19th, from the University of Washington’s Red Square as part of Husky Fest. Join us betweenRead more...

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Summer Fundraising Drive: Hood-to-Hood Challenge

“Love thy neighbor.” That’s what I chant every time the sound of band practice from the house two doors down spills through my office windows. But the truth is, I rarely find it difficult to love my neighbors. Seattle is a city teeming with diverse, vibrant communities, each with its own charms. I adore livingRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP’s Hood to Hood Ballard Day broadcast

Last Friday, KEXP celebrated Ballard as the winners of the Hood to Hood Challenge during our 2011 Summer Membership Drive. As promised, we brought the party to them, with five Northwest bands playing free shows outside in downtown Ballard at Bergen Place Park. Ramona Falls, Deep Sea Diver, My Goodness, The Maldives, and Mt. St.Read more...

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Hood To Hood Ballard: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

It’s 5:35pm at KEXP’s Ballard Day broadcast for Hood to Hood 2012 and everybody has but one question on our minds:  Where is the drummer? Just when it looks like the final act may not happen, the indie quartet Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band triumphantly takes the stage to close out the day. A monthRead more...

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Hood To Hood Ballard: The Maldives

It’s 4pm in Seattle and as more booths around the stage gets set-up, more and more families pile in to catch a glimpse of the next band to play during KEXP’s live Ballard Day broadcast for Hood to Hood 2012. In Seattle, The Maldives need no introduction.  They’ve been playing sold out shows in theRead more...

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Hood To Hood Ballard: My Goodness!

Arrrrggghhhhh!!! Ooooooowwwwww!!!!  Yeahhhhhh!!!!  Woaaahhhhhhh!!! Cancel the ambulance, it’s only bandmates Joel Schneider and Ethan Jacobsen doing their thing as My Goodness! at KEXP’s live Ballard Day broadcast, straight from Bergen Place Park, which is still going strong as we go into this increasingly sunny Seattle afternoon. My Goodness! exploded on the Seattle scene last year.  Taking theRead more...

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Hood to Hood Ballard: Deep Sea Diver

It is now 11:30 AM and Jessica Dobson is sounding great in her first live radio session at the Ballard Day broadcast in Bergen Place Park until she abruptly stops midsong to ask for more vocals.  Oh wait, they’re soundchecking right now.  If they sound great now, this says something about them....  Or, it saysRead more...

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Hood to Hood Ballard: Ramona Falls

Its 10:03 AM at the Ballard Day broadcast in Bergen Park Place and it is a   bit on the chilly and bleak side, but Brent Knopf and company in Ramona Falls, fresh off of a set at the Sunset Tavern last night, kicked off Hood to Hood 2012 with a energetic 30+ minute set that, coincidentally,Read more...

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Hood to Hood Ballard: Bryan John Appleby

Before heading over to our Ballard Day broadcast at Bergen Park Place, we started off this morning in the KEXP parking lot, as John Richards spun records outside while bicycle commuters sped by -- and stopped by the KEXP Energizer Station for some live music at 7AM with Seattle’s Bryan John Appleby.

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Ballard Day begins!

We’re all set up at Bergen Place Park for KEXP’s Hood to Hood Ballard Day broadcast. Join us 10:00am – 6:00pm for live DJ sets from Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole and five fantastic and free live performances! 10:00am – Ramona Falls 12:00pm – Deep Sea Diver 2:00pm – My Goodness 4:00pm – The MaldivesRead more...

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