Capitol Hill Block Party is back this July for three days of music in the streets, beer gardens, and teeming throngs of hipsters, with a lineup that includes now-regulars Ra Ra Riot; TV on the Radio touring behind a new album; and all kinds of local hip hop.
Here’s the partial lineup for the July 22–24 music fest (full lineup announced June 1):
TV on the Radio, Explosions In the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, The Cave Singers, Battles, Ra Ra Riot, Les Savy Fav, Handsome Furs, The Posies, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Yuck, Fucked Up, Telekinesis, Cults, Cold Cave, Woods, Fences, Pink Mountaintops, My Goodness, Papercuts, Austra, The Fresh and Onlys, Mad Rad, Fresh Espresso, Champagne Champagne, Federation X, THEESatisfaction, Ravenna Woods, Akimbo, Young Evils, Black Breath, Grynch, Absolute Monarchs, Eleanor Friedberger, Grave Babies, Beat Connection, Grand Hallway, Campfire OK, Loch Lomand, Skarp, Lisa Dank, Sol, Painted Palms, Mash Hall, Metal Chocolates, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sports, Teen Daze, Craft Spells, Boat, Lake, Virgin Islands, Spurm, Elephant Rider, The Pharmacy, Lovesick Empire, Constant Lovers, Slow Dance, Don’t Talk to the Cops, Nazca Lines, Tom Wright Trio, Lovers, Yarn Owl, The First Times, Reporter, Lumerians, Seapony, Wheelies, Slow Dance, The Lumineers, Witch Garden, He Whose Ox is Gored, Land of Pines, Buster Blue, The First Times, “The Rolling Stones” (a Seattle Rolling Stones cover band featuring members of Truckasaurus, Flexions, Blood Brothers and Whalebones), Hausu, Yuni in Taxco, Spaceneedles, Comeback! feat. Ononos, Hollyhood! DJ sets by Fourcolor Zack, Tigerbeat, Sean Cee, and DJ N8.
Three-day passes ($75) for the 15th Capitol Hill Block Party go on sale Friday, May 20, at 10am at capitolhillblockparty.strangertickets.com. Single-day tickets ($25) go on sale June 3.