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The sweet dream pop sounds of new Lemolo songs were the first thing to greet CHBP visitors on Friday afternoon.
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Childbirth's Bree McKenna's right hand had a clear message when the group played the Vera Stage in clinical cosplay.
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Dust Moth's Irene Barbaric brings vocal serenity to her band's heavy sound during a set at Neumos.
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A sun-drenched Benjamin Verdoes let loose a scream during Iska Dhaaf's performance on Friday.
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Seattle electronic duo Odesza got the main stage crowd dancing on Friday night.
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A view of Holychild playing the Vera stage from an apartment balcony.
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Matt and Kim provided one of the best, and certainly the most gleeful, sets of the festival with their hook-heavy pop rock.
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While Matt and Kim had a ton of fun dancing around the main stage, the duo also provided a level of ferocity to CHBP. Exhibit A is pictured above.
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Friday saw the first of Tom Eddy’s three weekend performances. The Beat Connection frontman brought his seemingly effortless stage charisma, bolstered by guitar skills and impressively soulful voice, to the solo set at Neumos. -JM
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One of the coolest parts of CHBP's ambiance was how the main stage headliners were projected on the sides of nearby buildings (in this case, Spoon).
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Youngster Otieno Terry showcased his immense potential starting off the Saturday festivities with a blend of soul, rock, and hip-hop.
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From the look to the sound, the Chain Gang of 1974 hit every aesthetic mark you'd want from a modern L.A. rock band, resulting in an sweaty, fun set.
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South Dakota native EMA snarled her way through a collection of her noise rock tunes.
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The jam that ensued during Country Lips’ set on the Neumos Stage on Saturday could have made even the most anti-country listener tap a foot. Point blank: these fellas broke it down. -JM
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Hundred Waters brought an ethereal electronic sound outside on Saturday evening.
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Hip electronic rockers Beat Connection got some aid from dancers during the band's main stage set.
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The Thermals Kathy Foster radiates during the band's raucous Vera stage headlining set on Saturday night.
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Chromeo lead vocalist Dave 1 charmed the crowd (and the ladies) into an electro-funk frenzy that quickly turned into an outdoor dance party. -JM
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As usual, the guys of Chromeo united for their signature epic lean. -JM
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After a late arrival, Angel Olsen's cuttingly emotive voice had the early Sunday audience swooning.
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Electronic musician and producer Marcel Everett, better known as XXYYXX, provided a slew of deep, dance-worthy beats and emotive tones for the daytime crowd on Sunday. -JM
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Kithkin, everyone's favorite indie rock forest kids, yelped its way through another percussive festival set.
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That thing where you catch 50 percent of someone else's flash. Also, Haunted Horses played bass with an electric drill during its Cha Cha set.
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Valley Maker brought chill folky vibes to Neumos on Sunday afternoon, which provided the perfect chance to rest weary CHBP legs.
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The War on Drugs brought songs from its critically adored record Lost in the Dream to rock the CHBP crowd.
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NGHTBLND (Minus the Bear's Alex Rose) played two Capitol Hill Block Party sets: his originally scheduled set at Barboza on Saturday and another filling in for Magic Mouth on Sunday.
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Sub Pop's Dum Dum Girls closed out the Vera stage on Sunday with their dark, melodic rock (and outfits to match).
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The postponed start of the A$AP Rocky show made for an audience that was filled to the brim with anticipation (and a weekend of intoxicants). -JM
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As the last headliner on the CHBP bill, A$AP Rocky told the audience they had better “turn up.” After encouraging the audience to smoke the legal leaf, the Harlem-based rapper performed a fully-amped set. -JM
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Tom Eddy made yet another appearance with his band Beat Connection at the secret show late Sunday night. Rapper Sol (pictured), Shy Girls, soul singer Shaprece, and Hundred Waters joined the band for more than an hour of collaborative performances to conclude the weekend's festivities. -JM
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