KEXP Hood to Hood

Community involvement—from a focus on local music to those slightly annoying (though vitally important) on-air fundraising drives—is a large part of KEXP’s ethos. Enter the Hood-to-Hood Challenge, which since 2006 has pitted various Seattle neighborhoods against each other in a fundraising competition. Ballard won the contest for the third time this past summer and will be rewarded with a host of live music events, centering on an all-day live broadcast from the Sunset Tavern that is free and open to the public. The broadcast will feature performances from the likes of David Bazan and Shabazz Palaces between DJ spots from station mainstays like Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole, but more than anything, it will demonstrate KEXP’s community connections coming full circle. With Marshall Scott Warner, The Black Crabs, Joan As Police Woman, Buffalo Tom, Point Juncture, Yuni In Taxco. ANDREW GOSPE

Fri., May 20, 7 a.m., 2011

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