Category Archives: Live Reviews

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, Garett van der Spek and his live band leaned far closer to the former style to excellent results. Bordering on a Dwyer-esque abandon at points, van der Spek’s yelpingRead 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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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1 – Head Wound City, DJDS, Zoolab, DoNormaal, & Nail Polish

Twenty freaking years. That’s how long this ridiculous party has been going on in Capitol Hill. Every July, we all march up the hill and pack out the block for a madcap weekend of music and festivities at the Capitol Hill Block Party. $1 Rainiers at Sam’s, free snacks everywhere, the Bus trying to getRead more…

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Live Review: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som at the Crocodile 07/13/16

There was a palpable moment of anticipation in the crowd right before Mitski Miyawaki hit the most pivotal D chord in the evening, the one that kickstarts the massive chorus of “Your Best American Girl”, song-of-the-year candidate and the track pushed the Brooklyn musician’s buzz from slight rumbling to deafening. And when the audience wasRead more…

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Live Review: Secret Solstice 2016 in Reykjavik 6/16-6/19

text and photos by Autumn Andel Secret Solstice music festival is timed to celebrate the midnight sun, where darkness shy away from Iceland for 96 hours. But its timing also coincides with Iceland’s Independence Day (June 17), and the Euro 2016 football games, in which the native team steadily rose in the ranks. Along withRead more…

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Live Review: case/lang/veirs with Andy Shauf at Woodland Park Zoo 6/30/16

Anyone who’s seen the video where a meteor falls during a Modest Mouse show while they’re playing “Dark Center of the Universe” knows that it was a perfect synchronization of life and music, coincidental or not. And while there’s no footage of it – yet – let it be known that case/lang/veirs summoned an eagle during theirRead more…

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