Vampire Weekend, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk To Crash 2008 Capitol Hill Block Party

We all need one more festival, right? Guess nobody sells records these days, so live shows are where it’s at, etc. Anyhow, if you’re in the Seattle area, you can just about ride SP20 into the Stranger’s 11th annual Capitol Hill Block Party (this year, co-sponsored with KEXP, yo). The Block Party takes place 7/25 and 7/26, a week and change beyond SP20, but close enough for mellow NW types. And, interestingly, there aren’t really overlaps in the bands that have been announced for the two events. Dude, where’s the grunge?

Friday July 25
Vampire Weekend
Les Savy Fav
Girl Talk
The Dodos
Jay Reatard
Pwrfl Power
Past Lives
Black Eyes And Neckties
Champagne Champagne

Saturday July 26
The Hold Steady
Kimya Dawson
Darker My Love
The Builders & The Butchers
The Hands
Velella Velella
The Physics
Man Plus
Little Party And Bad Business

We’re also told there’s a surprise guest on Saturday and more TBA for both days. Tickets for The Block Party go on sale Friday 4/18 at 10:00 am. Get more info here.