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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gotta (Catholic) Block Party Rumor

Posted by on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 1:05 AM

A trusted source says that one possible headliner for this year's Capitol Hill Block Party will leave you thirstin' for more and rather ripped.

 

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This would certainly be an improvement over last year, and I would actually brave the shitty crowds for this band.
Posted by bunnypuncher on March 24, 2009 at 2:00 AM · Report this
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Posted by josh on March 24, 2009 at 2:04 AM · Report this
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Most overrated band ever! Useless, talentless noise machine.
Posted by are you allergic to melody, segal? on March 24, 2009 at 4:07 AM · Report this
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Dave, what was your 'trusted source' (keep it general, if you like)? I might have just pissed my pants.
Posted by LB on March 24, 2009 at 8:38 AM · Report this
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Yeah, you nailed it, #3... except for the Beatles, the Left Banke, the Zombies, Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis, Nick Drake, Todd Rundgren, and 9 million other artists known to be handy with a melody. Pay more attention.
Posted by segal on March 24, 2009 at 8:39 AM · Report this
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...damn.
Posted by Abby on March 24, 2009 at 8:52 AM · Report this
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This would be fucking awesome, especially since the Halo Benders are already on board.

Posted by Jeff on March 24, 2009 at 9:20 AM · Report this
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Oh, cool, I love the Halo Benders!

Seriously, though, it pains me how good this year's line-up is going to be. I wish I could gossip more. Jesus.
Posted by Eric Grandy on March 24, 2009 at 9:57 AM · Report this
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#4: My trusted source would kill me if I revealed his/her identity.
Posted by segal on March 24, 2009 at 10:18 AM · Report this
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I think I just came.

OTHER NEWS:

So Grandy is apparently not interested in acknowledging my e-mail. That's fine. I'll share this here:

Bow + Arrow posted a bulletin stating they'll be playing Block Party this year.
Posted by Nick on March 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM · Report this
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"So you're saying it's a his/her".........that's ok, I guess I still believe you.
Posted by LB on March 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM · Report this
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@10, way to bite the hand that feeds you.
and agreed w/ @3.
Posted by Curtis E Lay on March 24, 2009 at 11:06 AM · Report this
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The other headliner is said to be that basiliscus that is known for its ability to walk on water, but you didn't hear it from me. Yow!
Posted by Mr_Friendly on March 24, 2009 at 11:19 AM · Report this
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There are two diaries on SLOG linking this article. Will someone please delete one of them? Thanks.
Posted by Matt from Denver on March 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM · Report this
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You're getting our hopes up pretty damn high. I won't hold my breath, but that sure would be mind blowing. Truth is, as long as the headliners keep folks like @3 off the streets and locked in their room listening to Fleetwood Mac records, I'm happy.
Posted by Gurldoggie on March 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM · Report this
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Sonic Youth
Jesus Lizard
Halo Benders

I've also got it on good record that there is a Treepeople reunion in the works ...
Posted by Jeff on March 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM · Report this
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Can anybody point me toward accurate information about this year's Block Party dates?
Posted by lola on March 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM · Report this
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@16: Actually, the whole fest is just going to be Doug Martsch for two days straight.
Posted by Eric Grandy on March 24, 2009 at 12:22 PM · Report this
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July 24, 25
Posted by July 24,25 on March 24, 2009 at 12:23 PM · Report this
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It's typically the third weekend in July, if memory serves me correctly.
Posted by Dod on March 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM · Report this
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i have an even better source that says it'll be the jonas brothers featuring hannah montana
Posted by playswithknives on March 24, 2009 at 12:26 PM · Report this
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Uh, I guess by "accurate" I meant "more reliable than an anonymous blog post." Thank you, though. Have either The Stranger or KEXP posted official dates? Because searches of both sites turn up nothing.
Posted by lola on March 24, 2009 at 12:34 PM · Report this
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"Actually, the whole fest is just going to be Doug Martsch for two days straight."

Yeah, but the good part is he's going to be playing one long version of "Cortez The Killer" the entire time!
Posted by tiktok on March 24, 2009 at 12:49 PM · Report this
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July 24th and July 25th.
Posted by The Stranger Promotions Dept. on March 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM · Report this
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Did anyone hear the rumor about Quincy Jones performing the entirety of Gula Matari on the main stage?
Posted by segal on March 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM · Report this
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since we are tripping down memory lane...and grandy and the jr. league might like this - how's about shellac and/or big black. just sayin' since there seems to be some kinda 9t's thing with SY and JL and the halo benders. what? the halo benders? isn't this a bit much for calvin?

albini is a twat. yay!
Posted by birdy num num on March 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM · Report this
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@26: hey guess what, Shellac and Arcwelder are playing Vera a month prior to the block party. Two shows even. wish fulfillment, etc.
Posted by mackro mackro on March 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM · Report this
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@26: also Big Black is so 80s/new wave. And I'd be first in line to by the Grandy & The Jr. League album. Indietastic.
Posted by mackro mackro on March 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM · Report this
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What, The Jonas Brothers, or whatever else passes for the current "flavor of the month" "most popular band - evah!" wasn't available?
Posted by COMTE on March 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM · Report this
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All right!

Now I can sing along, thanks to the SLOG Holiday gift of The Best of Sonic Youth!

Woo Hoo!
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 24, 2009 at 1:26 PM · Report this
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Hmmm, I consider myself pretty plugged in to the music scene, but who the fuck is Gotta Catholic!!!????
Posted by Dirty D on March 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM · Report this
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@28...indietastic. i am so ripping that off.

great news about shellac at vera! score for the kids and everybody. oh, where's rapeman?

grandy and the jr. league. that i will pat myself on the back for. and touche, big black were new wave for the noise set. mwah ha ha.

hey block party, since we are doing 1989 or so, get public enemy to play for us old timers doing "nation of millions" and we got ourselves a paaaaaaaaarty.
Posted by birdy num num on March 24, 2009 at 1:31 PM · Report this
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i'm with @ 2. hey sloggers. lets not tell anyone so we can insure that we get tickets. speaking of which when is the earliest i can get them.
Posted by anonymous on March 24, 2009 at 1:43 PM · Report this
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Block party is getting too big for its britches. Seriously. The crowd is worse every year...we need less national acts.

Use to be fun...now I get out of the neighborhood for the weekend.
Posted by Rotten666 on March 24, 2009 at 2:03 PM · Report this
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Block party is getting too big for its britches. Seriously. The crowd is worse every year...we need less national acts.

Use to be fun...now I get out of the neighborhood for the weekend.
Posted by Rotten666 on March 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM · Report this
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Double post! Whoops.
Posted by Rotten666 on March 24, 2009 at 2:05 PM · Report this
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I am so excited!!!! Best. Band. Ever. If this turns out to be rumor and not reality, I will haunt your children.
Posted by willardthegreat on March 24, 2009 at 2:08 PM · Report this
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theres no way Mad Rad should be left off of this bill. if they cannot play in the clubs, let them play the streets.
Posted by tinatina! on March 24, 2009 at 2:14 PM · Report this
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Mad Rad! Mad rad mad rad, mad rad? Mad rad. Mad rad mad rad mad rad (mad rad), mad rad mad rad! MAD RAD!
Posted by douchus on March 24, 2009 at 3:07 PM · Report this
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@30

I can imagine a very apt cover of "Confusion is Next" by Will in Seattle.
Posted by Gurldoggie on March 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM · Report this
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I heard Nirvana. Amidoinitrite?
Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey on March 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM · Report this
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I've written about more bands working in more styles than just about any music journalist in this country over the last 26 years. If you want to meet, say, at Wall of Sound, I can break it down for you further, anonymous internet person. You know how to reach me.
Posted by fuck matt hickey and segal on March 24, 2009 at 6:03 PM · Report this
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Complete. I want Complete to play Block Party. Spark it up, Sparky!
Posted by J. Burns on March 24, 2009 at 7:52 PM · Report this
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I only listen to The Jonas Brothers. Is... is that a group?
Posted by chrisfurniss on March 24, 2009 at 10:36 PM · Report this
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Huh, huge national band; tiny little Pine street; that is going to be a pleasant afternoon in the July sun.
Posted by sister on March 24, 2009 at 11:51 PM · Report this
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so its going to be $45 a day this year for a block party disrupting my neighborhood?
Posted by highfives on March 25, 2009 at 12:26 AM · Report this
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yeah let's trash our neighborhood again so the stranger republican fags can profit!
Posted by I love trash on March 27, 2009 at 9:10 PM · Report this
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Here's a novel idea - Maybe they could sell fewer tickets? And have smaller crowds so that there's actually a bit of room to move?
Posted by rk on April 2, 2009 at 9:00 PM · Report this
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@13. I saw lead singer of said band speak at an art school down here in Portland earlier this evening and he seemed to think the same.
Posted by Starbird on April 8, 2009 at 9:25 PM · Report this

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