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Cultivora's Top 5 (Local) Picks for Capitol Hill Block Party

posted by Kelsey Stoulil on July 23, 2014

  • Cataldo
  • Katie Kate
  • Tangerine
  • ODESZA
  • SOL
  • CHBP 2013 via the festival

    Seattle, Washington -- This year's Capitol Hill Block Party is teeming with local talent, so you'll have to excuse the fact that I have only selected Washington bands for this list, it was not intentional. (Or was it?) 

    Anywho, CHBP is celebrating its 18th edition this year. The Pike/Pine corridor will once again be invaded by those young and old, seeking a weekend full of tunes, food, and that glorious Seattle sunshine. With around 30,000 festivalgoers expected to cram into roughly 4 blocks, you might want to make a game plan before hitting the streets. We thought we would lend you a hand by rounding up our top 5 acts to catch this weekend. 

  • Cataldo

    via the artist

    2014 has been the year of Cataldo here in Seattle, and we are all very okay with that. They released their fourth full length album earlier this year to a ready and eager fanbase that has praised it as their best yet. The band has retained its sense of hopeful melancholy on the new release, while introducing more mature undertones. A perfect combination for those of us who grew up on indie rock and like to revel in its nostalgia.  

    Cataldo plays Sunday July 27th at 3pm on The Vera Stage

  • Katie Kate

    via the artist

    Katie Kate is a genre-bending breath of fresh air on the female solo artist front. Her biting raps bring a depth not often seen by other female rappers, combined with pop-synth melodies and catchy choruses make for some infectious songs. I dare you to leave this set without a tune stuck in your head. 

    Katie Kate plays Saturday July 26th at 5pm on The Vera Stage

  • Tangerine

    via the band

    The upbeat, surf-rock vibe of Tangerine is hard not to sway along to. Combined with soft, melodic vocals, this quartet is the perfect feel-good act to catch at Block Party. 

    Tangerine plays Sunday July 25th at 2pm on The Vera Stage

  • ODESZA

    via the band

    From little known duo to one of Seattle's biggest act, ODESZA hasn't wasted any time over the past year. They've opened for Pretty Lights on a national tour, signed a record deal, and are selling out dates on their first headlining tour. Their dreamy electronic sounds are just what you'll want to hear as the sun sets, making for the perfect summer evening. 

    ODESZA plays Friday July 25th at 7:45pm on The Main Stage

  • SOL

    by Kelsey Stoulil

    SOL has been dazzling West Coasters for quite some time now. His rising popularity was easily detectable at this year's Sasquatch! festival with an afternoon set on the Bigfoot stage that drew a large, enthusiastic crowd. This weekend he will be rocking the main stage and you better show up early, cause Seattle will be out in full force for this early evening show. 

    SOL plays Saturday July 26th at 6pm on The Main Stage



    See Also:

    Playlist: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014
    Best July Music Festivals in North America
    Capitol Hill Block Party Reveals Full 2014 Lineup