Another weekend in Seattle, another few epic festivals and shows to check out. Life's rough, huh?
You all are aware that Capitol Hill Block Party is this weekend, right? We chatted about the line-up a while back. A few things have changed: Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Big Black Delta are no longer playing the festival, and Night Cadet, Secret Colors, and White China Gold have been added to the schedule. The Capitol Hill Neighborhood Blog has a great rundown of all the exciting changes made to make the 17th CHBP one of the best ones to date.
In case you're not ready to shell out the higher last-minute ticket prices for CHBP, or you want to avoid the 30,000 strong at CHBP, you could just go to this way cool mega-show that Chop Suey and What's Up Seattle are hosting, Around The Block Party. Their lineup is pretty sweet, and best of all, it's FREE! Free music, free BBQ burgers and hotdogs, and drink specials. You basically can't go wrong. And look! Lots of bands NGD has previously celebrated and suggested. Did I mention it's free?
When: July 28 (Sunday), starting at 3pm
Where: Chop Suey
The Lineup: Hot Victory, Haunted Horses, Dream Salon, The Exquisites, MTNS, Wimps, Child Birth, Agatha, Dude York
Oh yeah, and the first annual Timber! Festival is happening out in Carnation this same weekend. If your idea of a great weekend is to get out of the city, go camping, and see music while doing so, here's your festival. We mentioned it a while back. The lineup is full of awesome mostly-locals: The Helio Sequence, Fruit Bats, Quasi, Ivan & Alyosha, Noah Gunderson, Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers, Kithkin, Hobosexual, Baltic Cousins, S (Jenn Ghetto), Avians Alight, Vikesh Kapoor, Pablo Tucker, Ten-Speed Music, Passenger String Quartet, Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners, Ben Fisher, and the Nu Klezmer Army.
Changes that have happened to the lineup since our post: the band River Giant broke up and canceled all dates it had scheduled (just 9 days before the festival...), but the guys in Ivan & Alyosha will be filling in (they're great, so that's not too sad).
You pretty much can't go wrong, so just pick one and GO! See you out there.