(Photos by Evan Miglorie)
In June of last year, KEXP Radio announced that West Seattle listeners had donated more money than any other neighborhood in their Hood-to-Hood Challenge – and therefore would get a victory party. As of about an hour ago, that party is finally under way, with the radio station broadcasting live from Easy Street Records in The Junction all day (that’s John Richards in our photo), and live music in a variety of venues, starting with Motopony at Easy Street at 7:30 am (photo added 8:41 am – keyboardist Buddy Ross and vocalist/guitarist Daniel Blue):
At 10:30 am, it’s the Chief Sealth International High School marching band. The full schedule is on KEXP’s site; venues include three WSB sponsors – family activities at Cupcake Royale including live music with The Not-Its at 11 am, The Board of Education at 1 pm, and Caspar Babypants at 4:30 pm, as well as the first-ever live-music performance at Feedback Lounge (7-11 pm) with Kandi Coded and Memphis Radio Kings; and at Skylark Café and Club, the music starts at 9 pm, with Hotels, The F***ing Eagles and The Tripwires. KEXP DJs are at those venues and others including Prost, Shadowland (featuring Brent Amaker and The Rodeo live at 10:15 pm), West 5 and Youngstown Arts Center; again, today/tonight’s full schedule is here. KEXP also is collecting food for the West Seattle Food Bank 10 am-4 pm at a tent by KeyBank.