Category Archives: Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 2: The Last Artful Dodgr, Bad Luck, YourYoungBody, Naked Giants

If day one of Capitol Hill Block Party had that much energy with everyone arriving after work, day two never stood a chance. Fully rested, hangovers nursed, and a fresh set of bands to gawk over; fans at CHBP were ready to up the ante. Thankfully there was a wealth of local artists to helpRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Haunted Horses, Gifted Gab, Constant Lovers, My Goodness

In its 21st year, Capitol Hill Block Party feels more like a party than ever. The first day alone proved that people were willing to forgo their post-work tiredness and rage in the streets to Run The Jewels, Wolf Parade, and Mura Masa. CHBP may have the budget to keep bringing in larger and larger nationalRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Wolf Parade, Austra

Another year of Capitol Hill Block Party has arrived, bringing with it a sea of bro-tank tops, increased public intoxication, and a variety of local and national music acts. The music of Day 1 was quite good, with sets from Noname, Thundercat, and Katie Kate starting off the festival on an upbeat note. Wolf Parade and AustraRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Run the Jewels

“They’re a festival band”, a friend said. “That’s so true, they know exactly how to get a crowd going in less than a minute and keep ‘em going for nearly an hour; like one big party!” I said back. Though, what I really love about Run the Jewels is the ease with which one passesRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music: Interview with Give Me Future Director, Austin Peters

Here’s a piece of Capitol Hill Block Party trivia for you: Diplo is the only artist on the bill this weekend who has performed for 500,000 people at one time. At a free show in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, the first by an American artist since the US and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in 2015, Diplo’s dance hall-EDMRead more…

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10 Local Bands to Check Out at Capitol Hill Block Party

Every year that Capitol Hill Block Party returns, I can’t wait to be uncomfortable with a bunch of sweaty people in the red-lit basement that is Cha Cha Lounge. That’s not sarcasm. This year’s lineup boasts some incredible headliners like Run The Jewels, Angel Olsen, Thundercat, Wolf Parade, and more. But this year’s local lineup,Read more…

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KEXP DJs Sound Off: 2017 Capitol Hill Block Party Picks

The 2017 Capitol Hill Block Party is on the horizon, this Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 23rd. Have you plotted out your schedule yet? We asked our esteemed DJs for their musical picks to help you navigate the stages over the weekend. Check out their suggestions below! And, KEXP is bringing a little bitRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Full Lineup Announced!

They made us wait all Spring, but you know it’s Summer when you get the complete line-up for the Capitol Hill Block Party July 21st-23rd in the heart of Capitol Hill. Check it out below. They’ve also released the daily schedules so you can begin to plot out your festival attack early.

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Initial Lineup Announced!

Can you believe it? The Capitol Hill Block Party is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year! They’re rolling out the first wave of this year’s debaucherous celebration, and it’s one to raise a toast to. The neighborhood streets will be closed down July 21st-23rd for Run The Jewels, Diplo, Lord Huron, and so many more.Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 3: The Spider Ferns, Laura Gibson, CHVRCHES

The Spider Ferns: If Saturday at the Capitol Hill Block Party was defined by the mountain of local talent that filled the Cha Cha, Sunday could have been most notable for the amount of electronic music that occupied Neumos, including Seattle’s The Spider Ferns, whose blend of jittery and ghost-like elements proved to be anRead more…

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