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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, 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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Music that Matters: Land of Pines

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music that Matters, Vol. 522 – Land of Pines Music from Pinegrove, Pinemen, and aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 7/23 + 7/24

“I don’t think it’s a bad thing for The Melvins to be The Melvins,and mean what they mean. I think it’s a rare thing.” — Chris Cornell There’s a superhero element to the way The Melvins documentary is being promoted, from the poster (designed by Shepard Fairey) to the title of the film: The ColossusRead more…

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Friday Music News

New York synthpop duo Chairlift have shared a surprise, new track called “Get Real” on Spotify. They first mentioned the song on twitter 3 years ago, but it was never officially released, until now. It’s a smooth, soulful number that showcases Caroline Polachek’s amazing vocals. [SPIN] Last year, Thom Yorke and Patti Smith performed atRead more…

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