I’ve got a tight schedule planned for the Capitol Hill Block Party, and wondered how I’d pull it off until I saw the new layout. Last year was my first CHBP and it was packed and difficult to get around the mainstage area, which was in the center of everything. This year, the main stage is tucked against a dead end, freeing up the intersection for traffic and creating a dedicated audience space. Yay!
I’ll be bouncing from stage to stage both days, trying to see and hear everyone, and will be carrying a list of not-to-miss acts, including the one I built my schedule around, Sleepy Eyes of Death. If you’ve not yet seen this incredible live band, take this chance to see them at Neumos, where the sound system allows them to truly shine.
Friday 6 pm Bow + Arrow – VERA Stage
7:45 Sleepy Eyes of Death – Neumos
9:15 Built to Spill – Main Stage
You’re not going to miss the band that let us choose their setlist are you? I voted for this one. Following Sleepy Eyes with Built to Spill is the best idea ever and I can’t wait for this nice chunk of evening music. I’ll hopefully see Starfucker in between, but am sure Sleepy Eyes will be sticking with me into Built to Spill’s set.
10:30 They Live! – Neumos
10:45 The Jesus Lizard – Main Stage
I doubt I’ll have anything left after The Jesus Lizard, but may try for a bit of Sing Sing at 11:45. Then home to dump photos, sleep, and get ready to do it all again.
Saturday 1pm Wild Orchid Children – VERA Stage
3pm Hotels – Neumos
3:15 The Moondoggies – Main Stage
4:45 New Faces – VERA Stage
7:15 The Lonely Forest – VERA Stage
7:45 Truckasauras – Neumos — Be there for this set!!!
9:00 The Gossip – Main Stage
9:45 Japandroids – VERA Stage
10:30 Sonic Youth – Main Stage
See you there!