Women Who Rocked Block Party

The last weekend of July promised the first real rain of the season... and a weekend of music in the middle of the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood. I've had a love/hate relationship with Capitol Hill Block Party for many years with the abundance of drunk bros (both male and female) that tend to … [Read more...]

New Music: PHOX Releases New Single “Slow Motion,” Announces Tour Dates

They're the best band you've never heard of, but soon you won't be able to stop talking about them. The band is PHOX (pronounced like "fox"), and they're coming to Seattle soon with their debut record in hand. Originally booked on Sasquatch Music Festival's second weekend (AKA the one that got … [Read more...]

Cap Hill Block Party Roundup, Final Day of Awesome

I may have been spending a majority of my time at the "alternative" to CHBP (Capitol Hill Block Party), Timber Music Festival, I made sure I had time to get up Monday morning, hop back into the city and catch the last day of Block Party. After all, two of my favorites (Frightened Rabbit and Flaming … [Read more...]

Honcho Accepted the CHBP Challenge: Friday

Dark alleys, seedy individuals and a neighborhood with a distinct look, character and vibe: that was the Capitol Hill I lived in circa 2001. I lived in an old apartment building behind Seattle Central with an ex-girlfriend I “done wrong”. The Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) was a small, one stage; … [Read more...]

Capitol Hill Block Party vs Timber (Everyone Wins)

This weekend we are covering two festivals at once. It's not the first time we've attempted such a feat but it is the first time that the city of Seattle has been so "split" along with us. Timber Music Festival is in its inaugural year attempting to bring a Doe Bay Festival feel to the mainland and … [Read more...]

CHBP or How I Learned to Navigate Drunk Idiots

Another Capitol Hill Block Party has come and gone, and as usual I was unable to see all the acts on my punch list. This was due to many factors: running into people I know in between venues, my inability to navigate the labyrinth of fences for the “booze garden” and my odd desire to stay after each … [Read more...]

CHBP ’12: Around the Fest Day One

While the weather seemed to cast a pall across the day, when the festivities finally began at Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 the skies cleared and thankfully the rain held off; I'm especially thankful that my gear stayed dry. Running back and forth amidst the crowd it seemed like everyone was having … [Read more...]

Drowning Men and Lets Get Lost Brought Down Tha House

On the suggestion of a few friends, I headed over to Barboza last week for a show that had some of the most unexpected elements—both outstanding and upsetting—of any I've seen this year. First up were locals Let's Get Lost. Despite the piddly crowd, I had a great time watching these guys laugh and … [Read more...]

So, This is Happening… July Edition

So, it's July now. Well, almost (work with me here, folks). There is so much stuff happening, I wanted to give you all a head start on your summer planning. Long past are the summers when Seattle families would just up and vacate the city come July, so I've also included a few events that are … [Read more...]

The Sunset Tavern Housed A Couple Dynamos

Just as I suspected, Ramona Falls and Land of Pines worked it on Thursday night at the Sunset. Most of Ballard ave was shut down till around 8pm for a parade celebrating Syttende Mai, Norway's constitution day. Basically it means there are five bus-loads of marching bands, little kids riding in … [Read more...]