Capitol Hill Block Party

CHBP organizers really outdid themselves this year. The three-day event’s lineup is current, big-name, and ultra hipster-friendly – which is exactly the spirit of Seattle’ most holier-than-thou neighborhood. MGMT, Yeasayer, Blonde Redhead, and Atmosphere have all made favorable waves in the music scene this year, as have hometown heroes like Shabazz Palaces, Unnatural Helpers, The Physics, and many more. The festival’s biggest coup, though, is snagging The Dead Weather to headline Day 3 on Sunday. Jack White is a god among mortal rockers, and the fact that he’s deigned to set foot on the humble, dirty streets of Pike and Pine is truly an honor. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Fri., July 23, 4 p.m., 2010

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