Entries tagged with: Capitol Hill Block Party
Total Control at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Total Control's Henge Beat was a favorite around these parts, and now the band recently released a split 12" with Thee Oh Sees. Check out a video for Total Control's "For Lease" from that split below and order your copy via Castle Face.
Total Control currently have no US dates scheduled. Thee Oh Sees, on the other hand, will spend their summer abroad and have a handful of appearances in the US. The band, who recently played Austin Psych Fest, will play a gang of festival dates including the previously discussed Pitchfork, Outside Lands, Hopscotch, ATP I'll Be Your Mirror and the sold-out Woodsist Festival in Big Sur.
In addition, the band just signed on to be a part of the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle WA, joining names like Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Cloud Nothings, The Psychic Paramount, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk and so many more across six-stages and as many city blocks during three days in July (7/20-7/22). Current lineup is below and tickets are on sale.
All tour dates, the Capitol Hill Block Party lineup and that "For Lease" video is below.
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 Vaselines were a indie rock band from Bellshill, Scotland. Formed in 1986, the band was originally made up of only Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession. McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake and Sean Dickson.The Vaselines (first-ever US performance) (Saturday), Les Thugs (they're from France) (Sunday), and Eric's Trip (they broke up in '96) (Saturday) have been added to the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Festival happening in (or maybe near) Seattle in July.
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world". [Wikipedia]
DeVotchka, Grand Ole Party, Thee Emergency, and Voyager One were added to the Capitol Hill Block Party - another two day festival happening in Seattle in July.
Another Seattle music festival....
Vampire Weekend music video shoot (Kesnerster)
As rumored, Vampire Weekend will be playing Central Park Summerstage in NYC on June 14th. That's two days after the play Bonnaroo. Other bands playing Summerstage this summer are listed HERE. More VW tour dates below.....
The Cribs @ Capitol Hill Block Party 2007, Seattle (CRED)
The Cribs have added a 2nd NYC show at Union Pool in Brooklyn on August 12th, and their Manhattan show at Bowery Ballroom on August 9th is still not sold out. Tickets for both shows available @ Ticketmaster, but keep in mind that the much-buzzed about White Rabbits (not to mention Foreign Islands) are opening the Bowery Show, and Right on Dynamite is the opener for Union Pool.
More photos from the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, and Cribs tour dates, below....