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How Not to Mess Up Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3

Posted by July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

The Capitol Hill Block Party
July 24-26, 2015  

By now you’ve seen at least one hundred artists and you might feel desensitized.

Wet will bring things back into focus. They’ll help center your mind before yet another day of tough decisions. This one is not tough, though. Go see Wet.

Late afternoon Sunday you’re faced with The Julie Ruin versus Lower Dens versus Porter Ray. Their performances are stacked in such a way that you could realistically see all three if you leave one early and arrive late at another. Instead of splitting them up into fifteen minute increments, you should pick one.

  • The Julie Ruin were supposed to perform last year so the band, fronted by the iconic Kathleen Hanna, is likely to pump even more life into their electronically-infused punk antics.
  • Lower Dens wield 80s wierdo pop sensibilities with ease and their set is likely amplified when heard in full.
  • Porter Ray’s Fundamentals was the best rap album to come out of Seattle last year and his live presence is meant to reflect that fact.

The last major choice you’re faced with is between Father John Misty and Shannon and the Clams. If you’re in the mood to be seduced by pelvic thrusting, sustained eye contact, and songs that condemn, demolish, and rebuild the construct of romantic love, go to Father John Misty. If you’re in the mood to be seduced by 60s beach pop sensibilities framed by garage rock grunge, Shannon and the Clams have you covered. Either way, you’ll leave Block Party enamored.

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