Category Archives: Hood to Hood

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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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: Point Juncture, WA

Portland five-piece Point Juncture, WA are the very definition of DIY. As a band, they bought and jointly share a house; there they grow food, which they cook over campfires on tour; they remodeled a dilapidated barn on their property into a home recording studio; they’ve even printed their own records. For all this homegrownRead more...

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: Yuni in Taxco

Local Seattle quintet Yuni in Taxco borrow from many diverse influences, from Beach Boys-esque surf pop/rock and Brazilian world rhythms. KEXP soon fell in love with the band’s summery grooves, but the band has also made a splash in Europe with Portuguese upstart label Cakes & Tapes, who oversaw the international release of their debutRead more...

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KEXP Ballard Day @ Sunset Tavern: David Bazan

Seattle local David Bazan is well-renowned on his homefront, whether for his work with the now-defunct Pedro the Lion or as lead singer of Headphones. Recent years have seen him pursue numerous solo projects, all garnering him a significant local following. His second solo full-length, Strange Negotiations, is set for release on May 24th. It’sRead more...

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KEXP presents Ballard Day 2011!

Get ready! KEXP will take over the Ballard neighborhood for the third time on Friday, May 20th! During our 2010 Ballard listeners stepped up to win the Hood to Hood Challenge and KEXP is excited to give the Ballard people what they want! KEXP will broadcast all day from The Sunset Tavern with live DJRead more...

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Hood to Hood West Seattle: Family showcase @ Cupcake Royale

Prepare yourself for copious amounts of cuteness! The family showcase at Cupcake Royale during KEXP’s Hood to Hood West Seattle event was filled filled to capacity on Friday with lots of adorable little buggers dancing, coloring, and having a good time. KEXP provided the activities, Cupcake Royale served the tasty treats, and Seattle bands TheRead more...

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Hood to Hood West Seattle: Rat City Brass

From Seattle emerges a band that features a variety of styles by gathering the regional melodies of Mexico with pop, jazz and lounge. Rat City Brass is an eight-piece band composed of trumpets, percussionist, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. The band formed recently and is aspiring to take their instrumentation to another level. AccordingRead more...

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Hood to Hood West Seattle: Chief Sealth High School Marching Band

Anyone who has ever thought marching bands are not cool has obviously never been to a performance by the Chief Sealth High School Marching Band. This group of underage talents belted out the liveliest tunes outside of Easy Street Records in West Seattle this morning.

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Hood to Hood West Seattle: The Tripwires

Seattle rockers, the Tripwires, are no strangers to the local scene. In the last few years though they’ve struck a chord with their approach to catchy pop rock. Vocalists and guitar players John Ranberg and Johnny Sangter’s soulful rasps accompanied by dance paced drums and bass pave the way for their propulsive force of sheerRead more...

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Hood to Hood West Seattle: The Lights

Seattle’s based band, The Lights break with the traditional standards of rock & roll, and are part of a new style that crackles with an aggressive and experimental rhythm of post-punk and does not hesitate to stream the sharp guitar, bass and drums. The band formed back in 1998 by Craig Chambers, Jeff Albertson andRead more...

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