Category Archives: Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 3: Wet, DIIV, Sol and Friends

Day 3 at Capitol Hill Block Party beckoned in a strong line up that brought in crowds despite the rainy weather. Wet kicked off Sunday on the main stage and set the tone for the rest of the day. DIIV brought their brand of effortlessly cool post-rock next before Sol bid Capitol Hill Block PartyRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 3: Father John Misty, Chastity Belt, Lower Dens, & Porter Ray

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 Sunday brought two things: rain and totally incredible music, and both in plentiful volume. But hey, this is Seattle right? Naturally, everyone has a jacket in their back seat/pocket and nothing about the festival seems to be missed under grey skies. The drop in temperature and the insane amount ofRead more…

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Capitol Block Party 2015, Day 3: The Julie Ruin, Ratatat

Playing while it’s raining at a festival is always a gamble. Lots of people who would have otherwise wandered over out of curiosity are hiding out in every covered nook and cranny imaginable, so it was only the diehards waiting in the drizzle for The Julie Ruin‘s mid-afternoon set. But, to be honest, it wasRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Girlpool, Wye Oak, The Kills

The Vera Stage’s sound has been notably quiet (especially compared to the sometimes deafening main stage) all weekend, but that didn’t bother Girlpool, the drumless duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. In fact, if anything, it probably galvanized the Los Angeles duo. Their music is emotionally and melodically direct, and its lack of volumeRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 2: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Com Truise, The Physics, and Snuff Redux

More clouds? More rain? When have these things ever mattered to Seattle? Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 ventured onwards with nothing but smiles as time for Day 2 arose. Between Jamie xx and Built to Spill yesterday, Saturday had a high bar to clamber over. But the festivities got underway very quickly, with early mainRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 2: Kinski, Giraffage, Zoolab, Toro y Moi

Day 2 of Capitol Hill Block Party started with more gray clouds and drizzling rain. But a packed lineup full of variety kept all gloomy feelings at bay. Local band Kinski kicked off the day with a birthday celebration and beat smiths Giraffage and Zoolab upped the energy in the late afternoon before Toro yRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 1: Jamie xx, Deafheaven, Shabazz Palaces, Broods, and BADBADNOTGOOD

Pike is out between Broadway and 12th, the whole block is in a frenzy, and the noise level has almost reached normal weekend levels – it must be time for Capitol Hill Block Party 2015! The layout has adjusted slightly – both Big Mario’s Pizza and Vita Coffee sit outside the grounds, making it harderRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 1: Built To Spill, Thunderpussy

Historically, Capitol Hill Block Party hasn’t booked that many legacy acts, but when they do, they don’t screw around. The Flaming Lips’ triumphant ’13 set, Neko Case’s quiet hurricane of a performance in 2012, and now Built To Spill’s ’15 set will surely go down in those ranks. Built To Spill’s level of consistency overRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ivan & Alyosha – Bury Me Deep

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’ll be featuring songs by local artists playing the 2015 Capitol Hill BlockRead more…

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Song of the Day: Snuff Redux – Disintegrate the Days

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 are featuring local artists performing during the 2015 Capitol Hill Block Party.Read more…

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