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Capitol Hill Block Party Local Music Live Reviews

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 t...


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KEXP DJs Sound Off: Capitol Hill Block Party Picks

Music lovers across the Northwest are pretty pumped for this weekend's Capitol Hill Block Party, and you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger bunch of music nerds than the KEXP DJs. (We mean that as a compliment!) So, who are your on-air hosts excited to see at the festival? Find out below!


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Capitol Hill Block Party KEXP Suggests

Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: Final Lineup Announce

Back in February, Capitol Hill Block Party teased its 2016 lineup with 25 great artists. Today, they released the full roster, featuring over 50 bands, adding such terrific acts as Washed Out, Woods, Emancipator, Laura Gibson, Pillar Point, DoNormaal, Prism Tats and many others.


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Capitol Hill Block Party Local Music

Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: Initial Lineup Announced!

Summer's gonna be steamy! The initial lineup for this year's Capitol Hill Block Party was announced this morning, and it's hot! On Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, celebrates the festival's 20th anniversary!


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Capitol Hill Block Party Live Reviews

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 temp...


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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 hon...


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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...


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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 qu...


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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 be...


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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 har...


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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 ...


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