John Vanderslice at the Capitol Hill Block Party 7/28/07
photo by Gregory A. Perez
All in all, the Capitol Hill Block Party was a huge success, pulling in appreciative crowds of all ages. For excellent coverage of the event, check here on the KEXP Blog for our own reviews and also over at Three Imaginary Girls, who posted frequently throughout the festival, as did the The Stranger, sponsors of the festival’s website, where you can find culturally fulfilling reviews and videos, like this one clip of a dude diving through a stack of beer cups:
Our own talented Photography Coordinator Greg Perez was on the scene, shooting bands, the crowd, and some guy in a fuzzy green suit. Check out his excellent photographs:
This morning, John Vanderslice, who performed a fantastic set at the Block Party, joins John Richards on the Morning Show at 9:30 am. Later, live at noon with Cheryl Waters, the young Irish songwriter Fionn Regan, whose debut The End of History has been getting regular airplay on KEXP lately, will be stopping by to perform. Tonight, he’ll play a free in-store performance at the Ballard Sonic Boom at 6 pm before heading over to The Sunset later on.
If you love the twang, tune in Wednesday at noon for Jason Isbell, former member of the Drive-By Truckers, and on Friday at 6 pm for Austin’s honky tonk hero Dale Watson live on Shake the Shack.
Then on Saturday, you’ll get a double-dose of indie rock during the day with tourmates Bishop Allen and Page France, at 12 pm and 3 pm respectively.
At night, live on Audioasis, you can hear Carrie Biell and Emilia Sosa as they perform our next installment of the Live @ High Dive benefit series. All proceeds go to Powerful Voices.