Category Archives: Hood to Hood

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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Live Around Town This Week

With a week of awesome weather (not just for Seattle, I mean period.) comes a very back-heavy bevy of both shows to go peruse and enjoy.  Hump Day sees Buffalo Death Beam, Yarn, Red Heart Alarm occupying the Tractor; Thursday, Sunset Tavern hosts a set by Ramona Falls, Land of Pines, and Natural Selection whileRead more…

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Event Preview: KEXP celebrates Ballard Day for Hood to Hood 2012

May 18 will mark victory for Ballard in last year’s Hood to Hood Challenge! That means that all day on May 18, KEXP will be hosting live music and live DJ sets all over Ballard. They will also be accepting food and hygiene donations for Ballard Food Bank all day at the KEXP tent atRead more…

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Summer Membership Drive: Locavoracious

We’ve all heard about locavores, foodies dedicated to consuming only products grown and made in their immediate geographic region. At KEXP, our passion for promoting music made close to home is insatiable. “Locavoracious,” as it were. Yes, we’re counting down the very best Local Albums of all time in the final hours of the SummerRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP Ballard Day @ the Sunset Tavern, Part 1

KEXP listeners tuned in last Friday for Ballard’s Hood to Hood live performances, and now KEXP is proud to announce live video from three very special performances at the Sunset Tavern. First up is the heartfelt acoustic jam “Won’t Let Go” from Seattle favorite David Bazan. Bazan is followed by Yuni in Taxco, a localRead more…

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: Marshall Scott Warner

Seattle’s Marshall Scott Warner has been a prolific vocalist and drummer for a great many bands in the past, playing with The Mercury Four, Wanda Jackson, and Moses and The Moongazers, performing a diverse roll of genres including country, rock, blues, R&B, and swing. His combination of American Roots styles mold him into one ofRead more…

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: The Black Crabs

The Black Crabs are Jonathan Stuart, Tom Forster Jr., and Kirsten Ballweg, experienced musicians of many flavors. Before initially forming as the backing band for Wanda Jackson, the various members had had diverse musical pasts that ventured down every avenue from 60’s garage rock to swing and rockabilly. Spearheaded by the success of touring withRead more…

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: Shabazz Palaces

Mysterious rap collective Shabazz Palaces hails from Seattle, like so many greats do, and their contentment to stay in the shadows causes intrigue, especially when you think about the way Odd Future is going about their publicity. But the Palaces are different — their lyrics are more literate, their website is a sparkling enigma, andRead more…

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: Joan as Police Woman

Joan Wasser, better known as Joan As Police Woman, has a long and storied past. Despite playing music since age six, it wasn’t until 2004 that she struck out on her own, forming her own project. After years alongside such musical luminaries as Mary Timony, Chris Dowd (Fishbone), and Antony and the Johnsons, Wasser finallyRead more…

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: Buffalo Tom

Boston’s Buffalo Tom derives their name from Buffalo Springfield (replacing the “Springfield” with the name of their drummer), but the band’s music has more in common with mid-90’s alternative rock than their namesake’s folk jams. Their new album, Skins, was released on March 8 of this year.

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