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The crowd at Capitol Hill Block Party 2017.The crowd at Capitol Hill Block Party 2017.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Day 3 Recap

Show Date: July 23, 2017

The final day of Block Party was filled with friends, furious note taking, and glorious Seattle sunsets. Here is how Brady and I closed out CHBP 2017. Highlights: Usually going down to Barboza Basement (™) means a respite from the heat, but not when The White Tears & Pearl Dragon is Dead are on the […]

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New Santogold (Feat. M.I.A. and Gorilla Zoe)

Last year Santogold and M.I.A. collaborated on a track with Diplo at the production helm, but is just being released to the public now. The first taste of the self-proclaimed Fela Kuti/Pixies influenced punk-rocker Santogold's collaboration with M.I.A, Gorilla Zoe and Diplo doesn't disappoint. Complete with elephant noises, dirty south backbeats and tribal drumming/chanting this […]

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Justice Defines D.A.N.C.E. Music Up

Show Date: March 24, 2008

Ideologically, I’m of two minds when it comes to Justice. I tend to agree with detractors of the French electronic duo who argue their album † has a lot of filler surrounded by a small handful of good singles. “D.A.N.C.E.,” “The Party,” and “DVNO” are great, catchy pop songs (although I suspect I’m in the […]

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