Category Archives: Capitol Hill Block Party

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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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: STRFKR, VHS, The Cave Singers

There are, without any doubts, few live acts that measure up to the ecstatic energy, out-of-this-world playfulness, and endless fun that is experienced at a STRFKR show. They’ve got it down to a science and hopefully we’ll see more of their mastered craft after they reminded us tonight that they’re working on a new record. If you’veRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Clams Casino, Dave B, & Maiah Manser

Twenty years of Capitol Hill Block Party magic is bound to bring some surprises, and some of 2016’s latest additions made for some of the best events of the day. New Jersey producer and DJ Clams Casino was announced as part of the bill only about a week before the action started on Friday. Meanwhile,Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Sassyblack, NAVVI, Absolute Monarchs, & Sashay

While the Saturday lineup of Capitol Hill Block Party leaned heavily on Seattle’s DIY punk and electronic strengths, Sunday was where got to see the city’s pop strengths shine through. And truly, our fair city is not lacking in this department. On the Vera stage, Sassyblack put her incredible voice and production techniques on displayRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 2: Prism Tats, Tangerine, Woods

Prism Tats On record, Prism Tats‘ music can often split the difference between lo-fi garage and bedroom electronics, but in their Vera Stage-opening set on Saturday at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Garett van der Spek and his live band leaned far closer to the former style to excellent results. Bordering on a Dwyer-esque abandonRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 2: Ultimate Painting, Car Seat Headrest, WAND

If you’re committed to going to Capitol Hill Block Party it’s difficult to pick just one day of music. Saturday was by far the most packed day of the weekend thus far with rumors that Block Party sold out twice once the overlords decided to release more tickets upon demand. But before the evening, beerRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 2: ODESZA, Pure Bathing Culture, Tourist, Porter Ray

Much talk surrounding Capitol Hill Block Party‘s 2016 notes the intentionally electronic turn that the festival made this year with its headlining choices. Of those, the crowning evening of the weekend had to go to Saturday night, where hometown heroes ODESZA played to maybe the biggest crowd ever at the Block Party. The band’s mixtureRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 2: Dude York, Lisa Prank, SSDD, Boyfriends

There was only one line longer than the Big Mario’s line on Saturday at Capitol Hill Block Party 2016. In the middle of the day, with the sun out and shining down, keeping everyone warm, the line to get out of it and down into the basement shelter of Cha Cha was stacked fifty deepRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1: Dick Stusso and Mild High Club

Dick Stusso: This weekend’s festivities mark Capitol Hill Block Party‘s 20th year ushering in some of the best music from around the world and showing off some of Seattle’s own gems. Right out of the gate at 4 o’clock on Day 1, Dick Stusso was one of the first acts to kick out the jamsRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1: Pillar Point, Sango, MØ, Crystal Castles, Washed Out

Pillar Point Either by design or happenstance, Friday evening at the Capitol Hill Block Party seems to always have a few notable gems that play straight to the Capitol Hill faithful as everyone else is getting off work. This year, Pillar Point (as well as Sango, see below) was one of those quiet highlights, checkingRead more…

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