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Surprise! Capitol Hill Block Party Was Fun

The much-maligned festival showed signs of life this year, thanks in part to subversive locals.

 

Odesza performs one of two sold-out shows last fall at Chicago’s 3,224-capacity Aragon Ballroom. Photo by Jonathan Gipaya

Five Capitol Hill Block Party Acts You Can’t Miss

For its 20th year, the annual rite of summer has loaded its Main Stage with dazzling acts. Here are the highlights.

 

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Seattle’s Hip-Hop Crews Come Out In Force for Squadfest

For this festival’s featured performers, there’s power in numbers.

 

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Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’

Recorded in 2008, the album stands as a document of depression and friendship.

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Sloucher’s Debut Rings With Sounds of Seattle’s Indie Rock Past

The supergroup makes a familiar yet bold statement on its debut EP.

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For Its Hardly Art Debut, The Julie Ruin Takes Care of Itself

Kathleen Hanna returns with an exhilarating album and a band fully on board.

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Seattle Gets a Shoegaze Festival

Seagaze Fest is attempting to spotlight the region’s psych, post-punk, and shoegaze scenes.

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The Best Local Records We Heard This July

Our favorites this month came from Seattleites grasping for distinct new sounds.

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iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’

Cobbled from entries in the band’s group dream journal, the new album is fittingly mysterious.

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Decibel Festival Officially on ‘Extended Break’

The 11-year-old electronic music gathering is suspending operations, but founder Sean Horton tells Seattle Weekly its legacy will live on.

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Vats’ Post-Punk Paeans

The Seattle trio’s debut LP connects the dots between Northwest DIY’s origins and today.

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Premiere: Taylar Elizza Beth’s ‘Daisies’ Music Video Is a Whisper of Encouragement

The West Seattle native’s new EP ‘Fresh Cut Flowers’ is due out next month.

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