Annual music bash
takes place July 24 and 25 in Seattle
– and it’s cheap, too!
By Blurt Staff
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. Over 40 bands will play on 3 stages.
Among those slated to play: Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, The Gossip, Deerhunter, Black Lips, Earth,
The Thermals, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Moondoggies, Spinnerette, The
Dutchess And The Duke, Mika Miko, The Blakes, Sleepy Eyes Of Death, Girls, Hey
Marseilles, The Maldives, Truckasauras, Akimbo, Past Lives, Future Of The Left,
Micachu & The Shapes, Starfucker, Faux Punk, New Faces, D. Black, Hotels,
Pica Beats, Fatal Lucciano, Flexions, They Live!, Audicity, Spaceman,
Bow+Arrow, Sol, Japandroids
John Richards -KEXP Morning Show Host exclaims, “There is no other local
event that truly brings the Seattle
music community together (and not just because of the free booze in the VIP
area…well not all because of that), the people behind the music, the artists,
local media and most importantly the fans.”
Partial proceeds from The Block Party benefit two excellent non-profits: Home
Alive, which encourages violence prevention, and The Vera Project, a youth run
all ages venue and recording studio in Seattle.
The Block Party continues to be one of the least expensive festivals in the
country. “EARLY BIRD” tickets – May 1 – May 15: 2 day
passes – $40 / single day tickets – $22
Tickets Available starting this Friday, May 1, at www.ticketswest.com
Go to www.capitolhillblockparty.com for daily updates, videos, special promotions and more.