Category Archives: Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Initial Lineup Announced!

Every summer, the streets of Capitol Hill fill with thousands of fans screaming for their favorite bands. The Seattle neighborhood is wild enough, but when the Capitol Hill Block Party takes over in late July (25th-27th), it’s a heck of a good time. Today, the celebrated local festival offers the first glimpse of the 2014Read more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Victory Lap

This year’s Capitol Hill Block Party celebration was pretty frickin incredible, so for one last hurrah, here’s a collection of some of our favorite shots you haven’t seen yet, taken by our great team of photographers: Dave Lichterman, Matthew Thompson, and Brittany Brassell. See you next year!

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Capitol Hill Block Party Day 3: Ubu Roi, Odesza, Black Marble, Cults, and Jarv Dee!

Sunday at festivals is always entertaining - there are those festival goers who haven’t slept the whole time, there are those who just came for the “chill day,” and there are those who are so exhausted they no longer care about anything (“Who are the Flaming Lips?” I overheard). And of course, there are thoseRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party Day 2013: Saturday w/ La Luz, YourYoungBody, Big Freedia, and Onuinu!

After wrapping up Saturday brunch Capitol Hill was again swarmed for the Capitol Hill Block Party. Luckily, the line-up was jam packed with great music. Taking full advantage of the easy-going mid-afternoon crowds that make early time slots so enjoyable for fans, we were able to get right in front for La Luz, whose crooningRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Saturday

Day 2 of Capitol Hill Block Party 2013 was flurry from beginning to end. Pike street was flooded like never before with ridiculous numbers pushing this way and that to every stage. Capitol Hill Block Party gives great exposure to small bands that deserve a bigger setup, and today’s action was no exception. It wasRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Friday w/ Danny Brown, Soft Metals, Dillon Francis, White Lung, and Bleached!

It’s that time of year again - when Pike and Pine become overrun with confusing fences, music ripples between buildings of people hanging out their windows, and festival goers run rampant down the shut down streets. The 2013 edition kicked off with the usual sort of festival confusions, that started with short lines and endedRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Friday

Capitol Hill Block Party got started with a bang last night. Too many incredible options to count, this year’s festival has already been one for the books. Check out the first half of our photo coverage from day 1 below: Seattle indie rock band Telekinesis help build great energy on the main stage early inRead more...

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An Interview with Galen Disston of Pickwick

Recently, KEXP had the opportunity to chat with Galen Disston, lead singer of the Seattle band Pickwick, as he and the group were in the middle of their month-long international tour (Canada and the U.S.). When we got in touch with them, the band was prepping for a show at Local 506 in Chapel Hill,Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: Capitol Hill Block Party 7/26-7/28

This weekend, the streets will be alive with the sound of music – the Seattle way! There are a ton of terrific bands to see and hear this year at the Capitol Hill Block Party, from The Flaming Lips and Dirty Projectors to La Luz to Pickwick. Whole areas of Capitol Hill will be blockedRead more...

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Song of the Day: Bleached - Looking For a Fight

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we’re featuring songs exclusively from artists playing the 2013 Capitol Hill Block Party.Read more...

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