Category Archives: Capitol Hill Block Party

CHBP 2012 begins!

After a morning of heavy rains, Seattle dried off just in time for the 2012 Capitol Hill Block Party. The crowds are filling up now as Father John Misty, Deadkill and Nü Sensae open the stages. Down in Barboza, beneath Neumos, KEXP is broadcasting for the first of three days, with Florida band Crystal StiltsRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Capitol Hill Block Party!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind where we look at videos centered around one common topic. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and KING 5 News. For this week, we’re talking about Capitol Hill Block Party. Summer in Seattle means the music festivals are in high gear, and the Pacific Northwest hasRead more...

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Video Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party

Warm summer weather has finally reached Seattle, just in time for the Capitol Hill Block Party! Showcasing over 100 artists, CHBP is a perfect time to discover a new artist in between sets from your current favorites. To help you make scheduling your weekend a little easier, we’ve gathered some videos previewing some of (butRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s Capitol Hill Block Party weekend and the Hill is going to be booming! We’ve got some other great shows to share with you this week as well. On Tuesday night, Talib Kweli, J.Pinder, Raz, and DJ Vega The Virgo are at the Crocodile, J. Pinder has a free in-store at Easy Street Records inQueen Anne,Read more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 lineup revealed!

On their Facebook page, The Capitol Hill Block Party has teased fans and kept them guessing as to this year’s lineup. Now, the full lineup is revealed. Among the many highlights: Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, The Lumineers, Phantogram, Youth Lagoon, Grimes, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Doomtree, Trust, and Blouse. CheckRead more...

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Live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during CHBP: Part 3

Here are the final four sessions that we haven’t show you yet from KEXP’s broadcast from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party. Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up played a short, shirtless, shredding set on Friday; local backwoods roots faves The Cave Singers stomped the stage on Sunday; while veryRead more...

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Live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during CHBP: Part 2

More great sessions from KEXP’s broadcast from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party: Handsome Furs began as doors opened on Saturday with an energetic, if not aerobic, and fan-loving set; Seattle duo My Goodness blasted the crowd with their brand of gritty blues rock, while The Young Evils charmedRead more...

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Live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during CHBP: Part 1

For the third year running, KEXP brought exclusive sessions during the Capitol Hill Block Party live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room. Handsome Furs, The Head and the Heart, Fucked Up, Austra, My Goodness, and The Posies were among the 13 bands playing on our secret stage. Unfortunately, capacity was limited, so not all whoRead more...

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party: Sunday

Sunday at the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party was all about one band for me: Battles. Battles! They’d done a fantastic show at the Crocodile back in May, and I was thrilled beyond belief when I heard that they’d be back in Seattle so soon for the Block Party. Indeed, I was so focused onRead more...

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Listen to Capitol Hill Block Party sets on KEXP

While KEXP was broadcasting from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the Capitol Hill Block Party this past weekend, there were four other stages of live bands performing throughout the day and night, with bands like Explosions in the Sky, Battles, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, My Goodness, and many others. If you were listening thisRead more...

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