Tag Archives | Capitol Hill Block Party

CHBP preview: Buster Blue

{Buster Blue plays CHBP on Sunday, 7/24 at 3:45pm on the Cha Cha Stage} Reno Nevada’s Buster Blue take the chocolate-and-peanut-butter combo that is anachronism and indie pop (ala the Decemberists) and drive it in an interesting, exciting, and surprisingly rocking direction. With loud, urgent, shouting elements of Modest Mouse, swirling instrumentation like that of Sunset Rubdown and […]

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CHBP 2011 preview: Don't Talk To The Cops & Mash Hall

{Photo borrowed from Mash Hall Facebook Page} Sprouting from the THC-soaked cyber-seeds of Seattle entropysploitation rap band Mash Hall/They Live!, Don’t Talk To The Cops is the new electronic-resistance enhanced marriage of rhyming fire and beats taut like wires. I spoke with emzee and emissary Gatsby (Larry Mizell, Jr.) about his further work with his […]

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Smoke Ring For My Halo


{Kurt Vile is going to be playing the Capitol Hill Block Party on Friday, July 22, starting at 5pm on the Main Stage.} Kurt Vile has an occasionally insouciant vocal presence, yet a luscious guitar tone. “Baby’s Arms,” the new single, is as much a raspberry blown at the world as a lustful kiss splattered […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2011 preview: Virgin Islands To Play Vera Stage on Sunday, July 24

{photo: April Brimer} Virgin Islands is one of Seattle’s best live rawk and roil bands, souped up on speed-ball breakneck paces and reeling through the gears left behind from The Cops. Fronted by Michael Jaworski (vocals and guitars), and tuned in by two-lane blacktop hard by Aaron Ball (drums and percussion), Charles Keller (bass and […]

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Got any Capitol Hill Block Party line-up guesses / rumors? My money is on Thurston Moore…

{Photo: Ari Marcopoulos, 2011} I just heard a song from the new Thurston Moore album {set to be released on 5/24 on Matador} and it’s as sweet as a Carpenters cover {listen/download “Benediction” now}.  As Thurston describes the song: “On day one I played the first song sitting in front of a Beck-wired microphone, its […]

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