Category Archives: Hood to Hood

KEXP Presents: Ballard Day 2014

Like the wily vikings who first settled there, Ballard has risen victorious, staking their claim in KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge with their fifth win in the nine years we’ve held the competition. Join us this Friday, May 30th as we toast their ‘hood with an all-day party throughout the neighborhood. This year’s live broadcast will beRead more…

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Summer Fundraising Drive: Why Do YOU Power KEXP?

Everything you hear or see or experience via KEXP is powered by YOU and your fellow music lovers. We’re in the thick of our One-Day Summer Fundraising Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge right this very minute, and amidst the excitement I wanted to share a few of the reasons donors have shared with us for whyRead more…

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2013 Hood to Hood Challenge starts NOW!

As you’ve been listening these past few days, you’ve heard a couple things you wouldn’t typically hear this time of year on KEXP. The first is the hullabaloo about Amplifiers Love Week. All donors play a crucial role in KEXP’s ability to bring you great music and new artists on a daily basis. The sustained, ongoing monthlyRead more…

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Hood To Hood 2013: Ravenna Woods

Although they’ve been local stars for some time now, Ravenna Woods just stepped it up a notch. The trio of singer/guitarist Chris Cunningham, drummer Matt Badger, percussionist Brantley Duke, are now joined by keyboardist Sam Miller for their forthcoming release, adding another layer to their already deep and insistent folk sound. Proving that all musicRead more…

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Hood to Hood 2013: Kingdom Crumbs

With their shifting, phased-out sound, local urban poets and Cloud Nice members Kingdom Crumbs have become of the 206’s leading hip hop groups. (In a recent Stranger piece, our own Larry Mizell, Jr. called the group “hands-down full-stop one of the very very best groups our town has.”) The Seattle quartet meld Dungeon Family’s eclectic,Read more…

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Hood to Hood 2013: Dude York

If you haven’t already heard of the riff heavy, eternally energetic, best stage banter you might ever hear (seriously) Dude York, then we’re not sure where you’ve been. Not only have they been on our own Audioasis recently, but they have been dropping bomb after bomb of incredible EP’s since their first, Gangs of DudeRead more…

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Hood to Hood 2013: Kithkin

Named after a race of diminutive creatures in Magic: The Gathering, Kithkin‘s energetic, uplifting indie rock is the type of music that gets the cops called over to house shows (in the best way possible). Although the band’s aesthetic is clearly a fantastical one – the self-described “Cascadian youth tribe”‘s Facebook page lists their membersRead more…

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Hood to Hood 2013: Pollens

Afrobeat, trance, indie rock: these are just some of the words tossed around when talking about Pollens, among the more composed acts doing the rounds in Seattle currently. And while those words do describe the band, to a degree, they fail to include the constant smiles, the deep dips in vocals, the complex layering ofRead more…

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Hood to Hood 2013: Jon Russell, Damien Jurado, and Tomo Nakayama

The first performance of our Hood to Hood 2013 broadcast is a special collaborative performance by Jon Russell, Damien Jurado, and Tomo Nakayama, all Seattle based singer-songrwriters. So far Jon Russell has played just one show as a solo musician, an acoustic show at Neumos, though he has been playing with the indie pop rockRead more…

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KEXP’s Community Partnership & Benefit Show: Cafe Racer Love this Friday!

On Friday, April 19th, as part of Hood to Hood 2013, the Audioasis Community Partnerships Benefit show at Cafe Racer in the University District will feature Hounds of the Wild Hunt with Lonesome Shack and Nu KlezmerArmy. Each band has generously donated their performance in support of this month's featured partner. This month, KEXP’s CommunityRead more…

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