Capitol Hill Block Party Line-Up: Cave Singers, TV on the Radio, My Goodness and Lots More!
Capitol Hill Block Party Dance Party ::: photo by Josh Lovseth
With the sun finally out two days in a row, summertime and festivals don’t seem so impossibly far away. With the initial line-up announcement of Capitol Hill Block Party this morning, we can almost feel the sweat and taste the cheap beer. Here’s who’ll be invading Pike Street this July 22, 23 & 24th.
Since this a local music blog, local bands have been bolded for your ocular ease:
TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, the Cave Singers, Battles, Ra Ra Riot, Les Savy Fav, Handsome Furs, the Posies, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Yuck, Fucked Up, Telekinesis, Cults, Cold Cave, Woods, Fences, Pink Mountaintops, My Goodness, Papercuts, Austra, the Fresh and Onlys, Mad Rad, Fresh Espresso, Champagne Champagne, Federation X, Thee Satisfaction, Ravenna Woods, Young Evils, Black Breath, Grynch, Absolute Monarchs, Akimbo, Eleanor Friedberger, Gravebabies, Beat Connection, Grand Hallway, Campfire OK, Loch Lomond, Skarp, Lisa Dank, Sol, Painted Palms, Mash Hall, Metal Chocolates, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sports, Craft Spells, Boat, Lake, Virgin Islands, Spurm, Elephant Rider, the Pharmacy, Lovesick Empire, Constant Lovers, Slow Dance, Don’t Talk to the Cops, Nazca Lines, Reporter, Thomas Wright Trio, Lovers, Yarn Owl, the First Times, Teen Daze, Lumerians, Seapony, Wheelies, the Lumineers, Witch Garden, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Slow Dance, Land of Pines, Buster Blue, the First Times, “The Rolling Stones,” Hausu, Yuni in Taxco, Spaceneedles, Comeback! Featuring: Ohnonos, Hollyhood!, and DJ sets by Fourcolor Zack, Tigerbeat, Sean Cee, and DJ N8… AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Additional Bands Announced (added June 1st): The Head and The Heart, Best Coast, Shad, Kung Foo Grip, BFA, Baths, Dunes, Cold Showers, Grand Hallway
Full Day-by-Day Schedule, in poster form:
You can get early 3-Day Passes courtesy of Block Party sponsors The Stranger now.
Who are you most excited to see at Block Party?
I’m most excited to dance with Beat Connection, clap along to Cave Singers and rock the fuck out with My Goodness on the Main Stage.
If you want to start planning your CHBP days already, we’ve got the Cha Cha’s line-up with set times listed after the jump.
Friday July 22 5:45-6:15: Wheelies 6:45-7:15: Yarn Owl 7:45-8:15: Elephant Rider 8:45-9:15: Constant Lovers 9:45-10:15: Absolute Monarchs 11:30-12:30: “The Rolling Stones” (a Stones cover band featuring members of Truckasauras, Flexions, Blood Brothers/Past Lives and Whalebones)
Saturday, July 23 3:45-4:15: Sports 4:45-5:15: Slow Dance 5:45-6:15: Reporter 6:45-7:15: Don’t Talk to the Cops 7:45-8:15: Virgin 8:45-9:15: Nazca Lines 9:45-end: Akimbo
Sunday, July 24 2:45-3:15: Spaceneedles 3:45-4:15: Buster Blue 4:45-5:15: TacocaT 5:45-6:15: Spurm 6:45-7:15: The First Times 7:45-8:15: The Pharmacy