Category Archives: Hood to Hood

Hood to Hood West Seattle: Motopony

Conceived in a Tacoma warehouse by creative mastermind Daniel Blue, Motopony is the essence of folk nā€™ roll on fire with poetic passion. Singer, artist, writer and ex-fashion designer, Blue joined forces with Seattle hip-hop producer Buddy Ross, spawning the release of their ā€˜09 self-titled debut. Still in the musical shadows, the pair finally gainedRead more...

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Hood to Hood: West Seattle Funblog!

Looking for some Hood to Hood coverage and some hints about what to do today in West Seattle? Check out the West Seattle Funblog! Unapologetic about their pursuit of fun, the WSFB “strives to provide the most irreverent stories with the most colorful language allowable.”

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KEXP invades West Seattle on Friday!

This Friday, May 21st, KEXP celebrates West Seattle’s victory in our Hood to Hood Challenge with a live broadcast all day, activities and music for the kids at Cupcake Royale, artist showcases and KEXP DJs spinning in the evening, a gallery of KEXP in-studio photography, free passage on the King County Water Taxi, discounts atRead more...

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More live videos: Mates of State

During Capitol Hill Day a couple of weeks ago, Mates of State performed live on KEXP from Caffe Vita. Here are a few songs from the melodic duo’s lively set:

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Capitol Hill Day showcase photos

by Dan Muller / Trickshot Photography After the live broadcast from Caffe Vita on Friday celebrating Capitol Hill, the winners of our Hood to Hood Challenge last year, KEXP DJs took to the clubs and local bands performed showcases around town. Here are some photos from the night, courtesy of Dan Muller. Look for moreRead more...

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The Maldives at Caffe Vita during Capitol Hill Day

photos by Katy McCourt-Basham Possibly the only bearded band who respects cleanliness, Seattle blues-alt country rockers The Maldives closed out our day at Caffe Vita on Friday with a truly epic set (not to mention they couldn’t even fit all the members on stage!). With such a big sound, they were an ideal closer forRead more...

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Capitol Hill Day: Black Kids

When Jacksonville, FL, dance-pop outfit Black Kids rolled into Caffe Vita in Capitol Hill at full membership sporting only a ukulele, a electric toy piano, and a shaker, we were obviously baffled; but even with the stripped down sound, the group’s fun and loud energy carried through (they even got the crowd singing along aRead more...

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Capitol Hill Day: Mates of State

photos by Katy McCourt-Basham Husband-wife indie-pop duo (with daughter in tow!) Mates of State delivered a great, intimate set, stripping it down to drums and keyboards like the Mates of State of old. Look at these photos, love them, but don’t get caught up loving them too much because Black Kids are next at 3:30Read more...

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Capitol Hill Day: Say Hi

photos by Katy McCourt-Basham Ah, straight up good indie rock. Nothing like it. KEXP and Seattle favorite Say Hi just wrapped up their set here at Caffe Vita; peek these photos and get ready for Mates of State at 1:30 PM! The music just keeps on coming today so don’t miss out. We even hadRead more...

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Capitol Hill Day: The Moondoggies

photos by Katy McCourt-Basham The Moondoggies just finished up their set here at Caffe Vita on Capitol Hill full of blues riffs, piano melodies, shout-out-loud choruses, and smart pop songwriting. Check out these photos from their performance while we wait for Say Hi coming up at 11:30 AM! Visit us all day; these performances areRead more...

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