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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: Menomena

Show Date: July 25, 2008

Menomena has always been a band worth noting, masterminding albums that age finer with every listen. Genius as they be, Menomena’s destiny isn’t in filling sports arenas. After witnessing a choir-backed performance nearly a year earlier at Bumbershoot, it’s hard not to feel like the band’s live show has been watered down. Sure, a choir […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008

Show Date: July 25, 2008

We are all still reeling from the amazing, sweaty, crowded goodness that was Capitol Hill Block Party 2008. Throughout the weekend we had an imaginary army racing around the Pike/Pine corridor, listening to bands and snapping photos. The result of our intrepid adventures is the huge list of live show reviews below. Please chime in […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

Show Date: July 26, 2008

When I originally saw the Capitol Hill Block Party lineup, I knew if there was one band I couldn’t miss, it was Seattle’s own Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground. The band opened the Main Stage on Saturday to a beautiful day with an intent crowd — utterly captivated with this eclectic, larger-than-life band. Immediately […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: Jay Reatard

Show Date: July 25, 2008

There have always been bands I haven’t given the time of day simply because of their monikers. Case in point: Jay Reatard. I was unsurprised to be greeted with wild-haired, ironic flying-v toting post-punk rockers. But like mama always says, don’t judge a book by its Pitchfork cover story. Though skeptical, I was pleased once […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: Scribes

Show Date: July 26, 2008

If you’re looking for lyrical, intelligent rhymes, Scribes has got ’em. Each syllable he drops is complex but still accessible, demanding your attention while the beats move your body. With his baseball hat tilted to the side, he stalked across the stage during his opening number, making eye contact with everyone in the front row […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: DeVotchKa

Show Date: July 26, 2008

There was nothing romantic about the Main Stage at this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party. How could there be? Unless you fantasize about beer gardens, massive throngs of people and hot dogs with cream cheese, there’s very little dramatic atmosphere for an outside stage. The Block Party is not for lovers. That didn’t stop DeVotchKa […]

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