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

Hood to Hood, Live Performances
Susan Hood

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-Hood Challenge, with a day of free music and fun!

From noon until 6PM, at the West Seattle Junction (on the scenic intersection of Alaska and California), there'll will be dancing in the streets with an incredible line-up of live music, starting at 1PM with a solo performance by John Danielle of The Mountain Goats (who play a sold-out show at the Showbox the next day). After that, breezy Australia electro-pop group Miami Horrow takes the stage at 3PM, followed by West Seattle's own Michael Lerner of Telekinesis performing some brand new songs. Buzzworthy Philadelphia band Hop Along will close the broadcast and blow your mind with an impassioned set of 90s-influenced rock.

  • KEXP Hood-to-Hood Live Broadcast
  • 1:00 PM: Live set by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats
  • 3:00 PM: Live set by Miami Horror
  • 4:10 PM: Live set by Telekinesis (Acoustic)
  • 5:30 PM: Live set by Hop Along
  • KEXP DJs will be around all day, with Cheryl Waters hosting the Midday Show on location and West Seattle resident Kevin Cole holding down The Afternoon Show. Other DJs, including WS homie Troy Nelson will spin at various locations in the hood. Plus, enjoy street fair food, neighborhood booths, and discounts at local shops. For those looking for further refreshment, toast a glass to West Seattle at the Redhook beer garden.
  • KEXP DJs Take Over West Seattle
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Featuring KEXP specialty DJs spinning at various venues throughout West Seattle.
  • KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 1
  • Skylark Café
  • 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • $10 cover
  • Featuring: SISTERS, Fauna Shade, and Bod
  • KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 2
  • Feedback Lounge
  • 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Bands and cover to be determined

If you love it all, you can bring Hood-to-Hood to your neighborhood (or bring it back, ahem, Ballard) with the next one-day drive, on Friday, June 12th.

Below, watch a few videos to get you in the mood and be sure to read about Hop Along and Miami Horror when they were featured as Song of the Day podcasts.

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