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Hood to Hood Local Music

Hood to Hood Day 2015: Telekinesis

The Hood-to-Hood artist with the shortest commute today was West Seattle's own Michael Lerner, aka Telekinesis. For his stripped-down set from the Junction, Lerner stepped on stage with a guitar and an old-school four track machine, and charmed his neighbors with a short n' sweet set. The set kic...


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Hood to Hood Day 2015: Miami Horror

A band from Australia is gonna know a thing or two about sunshine, so as the sun beat down on the West Seattle streets, the Melbourne-based band Miami Horror got the party even hotter at the Junction from our Hood-to-Hood broadcast.


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Hood to Hood Day 2015: John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats are one of those bands we've been championing since back when we were known as KCMU, so we were especially honored when frontman John Darnielle flew into town a day early just to play our KEXP Hood-to-Hood broadcast. (KEXP presents The Mountain Goats at a sold out show tonight ...


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Hood to Hood KEXP Presents

KEXP's Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle begins!

Come celebrate West Seattle with us today! We are just about to start our live broadcast from the West Seattle Junction (on the scenic intersection of Alaska and California). Come down for free music and fun at KEXP's Hood-to-Hood Day 2015.


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Hood to Hood Live Performances

KEXP Presents Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle this Friday!

The word on West Seattle is that once you live there, you will never move to another neighborhood in Seattle. Find out what all the fuss is about as KEXP celebrates Hood-to-Hood Day West Seattle! Join us this Friday, May 29, as we salute the beloved neighborhood, winners of last year's Hood-to-Ho...


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Hood to Hood Fundraising Drives

One-Day Summer Drive: Why Do YOU Power KEXP?

Everything you hear, see, and experience on KEXP is powered by you and your fellow music lovers. The podcasts, free Concerts at the Mural, live streaming videos of Pixies and Lykke Li … listeners who become donors do all that! KEXP’s One Day Summer Fundraising Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge is ...


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Live Video Hood to Hood

Live Video: Katie Kate at KEXP's Hood-to-Hood Celebration

Katie Kate stormed Hilliard's Beer Taproom with a performance so stunning, even the children attending were floored. Alongside a live drummer and beat-maker, Katie Kate showed everyone in the audience what she was truly made of. Even if hard beats and surprising rhyme aren't your cup of tea, the...


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Hood to Hood Fundraising Drives

It's On! The 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge Starts NOW!

Seattle is an amazing city—and the whole world knows it. The Seahawks won last year’s Super Bowl, Nirvana was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and we made national headlines by raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.


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Live Video: Iska Dhaaf at KEXP's Hood-to-Hood Broadcast

It's difficult to imagine Iska Dhaaf as only a two-piece, even when they're right in front of you. The sound of their full-bodied post-punk is supported by Benjamin Verdoes' (Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band) unique ability to simultaneously play the keyboard and drums. It takes a talented musician t...


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Live Video: The Faint at KEXP's Hood-to-Hood Broadcast

Set against the illuminated backdrop of the many pallets of Chrome Satan at the Hilliard's Beer Taproom, The Faint, during their performance, looked like dance-punk dictators, rulers of some Mad Max dystopia in which beer's more valuable than gold. In case you missed it, or in case you just wante...


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Hood to Hood Local Music

Hood to Hood Day 2014: Katie Kate

Rapper, producer, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, electronic musician, and Stranger Genius award-nominee Katie Kate does it all. A classically-trained pianist, the adept Cornish alum is working on not only her new album Nation but also music for a fringe theater show called "Love in the ...


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Hood to Hood Day 2014: Iska Dhaaf

Inspired by Sufi poetry, their obsessions with writing, and limitation, Benjamin Verdoes and Nathan Quiroga, the creative masters behind Iska Dhaaf (a Somali phrase which roughly translates to "let it go"), have been collaborating for the past couple of years with impressive results. At first gla...


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