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Capitol Hill Block Party

The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party takes over Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood July 24-25. The Block Party is an annual music festival that draws upon and showcases the best indie and underground rock in the US, with a special focus on its Northwest artists. Launched 12 years ago, the Block Party has evolved into Seattle's most anticipated outdoor party. With over 40 bands on 3 stages, great food, and plenty of cheap beer, this is by far the best party of the summer.
Initial lineup (including Jesus Lizard) and more info below...

The Capitol Hill Block Party Interviews (2007)

The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party

Seattle's Premiere Celebration of Independent Music
July 24 & July 25th

Seattle, WA

Featuring!

SONIC YOUTH, THE JESUS LIZARD, THE GOSSIP, DEERHUNTER, BLACK LIPS, EARTH, THE THERMALS, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, MOONDOGGIES, SPINNERETTE, THE DUTCHESS AND THE DUKE, MIKA MIKO, THE BLAKES, SLEEPY EYES OF DEATH, GIRLS, HEY MARSEILLES, THE MALDIVES, TRUCKASAURUS, AKIMBO, PAST LIVES, FUTURE OF THE LEFT, MICACHU, STARFUCKER, FAUX PUNK, NEW FACES, HOTELS, PICA BEATS, FLEXIONS, THEY LIVE!, AUDICITY, BOW+ARROW, SOL, JAPANDROIDS.

More to be announced soon....

Partial proceeds from The Block Party benefit two excellent non-profits: Home Alive, which encourages violence prevention, and The Vera Project, a youth run all ages venue and recording studio in Seattle.

The Block Party continues to be one of the least expensive festivals in the country.

"EARLY BIRD" tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, May 1, 2009 at 10:00 am: 2 day passes - $40 / single day tickets (Friday & Saturday - $22

The lineup isn't quite as packed as Sasquatch, which takes place two months earlier, is about 160 miles away, and runs an extra day. At 1/3 of that ticket price though, Capitol Hill seems to be a pretty good deal.

The Block Party also has Sonic Youth, who aren't playing many festivals this summer, but were also just announced as playing Austin City Limites.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2008 interviews w/ Stranger TV

SilverSun Pickups - Capitol Hill Block Party (2006)

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Comments (15)

Why does everything have to be a festival now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 9:45 AM

cuz

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 9:48 AM

Where is 20th Anniversary Matador Festival featuring Sonic Youth, Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and etc???

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 10:10 AM

10:10 you're confused with the Merge XX Festival.

This festival has an awesome lineup, though. It's like a smaller equivalent of Primavera Sound except here in the U.S. I wish I was closer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:15 AM

when is deerhunter coming back to ny?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:21 AM

11:15 -- no, 10:10 knows there isn't such a festival (yet). he's not really asking WHERE it is. rather, he's asking WHY there isn't one, and WHETHER there is going to be one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:22 AM

"Where is 20th Anniversary Matador Festival featuring Sonic Youth, Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and etc???"

Not to mention reunions by Guided by Voices (Sprout/Mitchell/Fennell lineup!), Come, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282...

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:26 AM

I can't wait for the Vagrant Anniverarsary Festival. The Hold Steady, Get Up Kids, Saves the Day, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Face to Face, Koufax, Hey Mercedes, The Anniversary. Going to be a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:28 AM

Japandroids just cancelled their North American dates for the rest of April and May if anyone had tickets for their next few shows. Cancelled dates here:

04-25 Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Lo Pub
04-27 Sudbury, Ontario - Townehouse Tavern
04-29 Hamilton, Ontario - Casbah Lounge
04-30 Guelph, Ontario - E Bar
05-01 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
05-02 Ottawa, Ontario - Babylon #
05-03 Boston, MA - The Great Scott
05-04 Washington, DC - DC 9
05-06 New York, NY - Pianos
05-07 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly
05-09 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
05-10 Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
05-12 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
05-13 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
05-14 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
05-15 Regina, Saskatchewan - The Exchange
05-16 Edmonton, Alberta - Brixx Bar

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 12:00 PM

this block party has been going on for sometime . ..

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 12:37 PM

This would have to be the same F*&^%$ weekend as Merge XX, wouldn't it?

Posted by b | April 29, 2009 2:29 PM

This isn't a festival. It is a BLOCK party! They shut down a couple city blocks and bands play on stages in the middle of intersections, shit's dope.

Posted by Brandi | April 29, 2009 3:17 PM

totaly like the video

Posted by emo girl | October 18, 2009 12:16 PM

That is a good price for 2 days and that many groups. I only know a few of them but it would be fun to see what the others sound like.

Posted by web hosting | December 2, 2009 2:42 PM

what's the next place where this party will run?

Would love to join it!

Posted by "Master's Thesis" | September 9, 2010 4:17 AM

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