Line Out Music & Nightlife


News & Arts

« Re: I Dance To Metal | More Block Party thoughts »

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Grand Ole Party Indeed

posted by on July 27 at 16:08 PM

Sleepy Eyes of Death @ Capitol Hill Block Party, 7/26/2008Megan’s already touched on Sleepy Eyes of Death’s troubled set. It was indeed a great 15 minutes, with the kind of aggression that really works with what they were playing (the new material is a nice progression for their sound). So it was a bummer, but they still delivered, even if in concentrated form.

Less concentrated was Chromeo, who had a longer slot than most other acts. It’s almost impossible to hate Chromeo. They’re too inoffensive, too friendly, and look like they’re enjoying themselves too much to inspire much wrath, even if they aren’t your thing. Nowhere near Girl Talk’s insanity, but plenty of dancing in the sunshine all the same.

Video from Chromeo

The highlight of the day was Grand Ole Party over on the Vera Stage. I only caught the last few songs of their set, but the lead singer’s voice is completely captivating, and the fact that she’s able to do that while drumming is nothing short of incredible. Everyone at that stage was sucked into this vortex of soulful rock (let’s get them on a bill with Thee Emergency, ok?). They were so good that sold out of CDs after their set. This is definitely one to watch.

Video from Grand Ole Party

The Aftermath @ Capitol Hill Block Party, 7/26/2008After a quick stop by The Saturday Knights and a break, I came back in time for Chromeo’s afterparty DJ set. Holy hell, that was a good time. Unlike Friday’s afterparty, this one surpassed the day’s generally sedate mood. No people on stage for this one, but everyone in the audience was dancing while Chromeo banged it out. I wasn’t sure if they’d just be playing a set of Hall & Oates or soemthing, but they played some pretty choice blog house/electro. FourColorZack closed out the night with a selection of party favorites. Around three I finally made the trek home, as the night crew worked to clean up the mess from the weekend (more recycling next year please).

Video from the Saturday Knights
All of my pics

RSS icon Comments


wake me when you hacks stop beating this overhyped dead horse to death

Posted by yawm | July 27, 2008 6:26 PM

just for accounting purposes, to which dead horse are you referring?

Posted by donte | July 27, 2008 9:25 PM

Donte, Why don't you read the last 33 posts on Line Out and do the math.

Honestly, we've had enough. Did you notice that you're getting almost no comments to any of these posts? Get a clue.

Posted by We're so hip! | July 27, 2008 11:32 PM

@1 + 3, It's a Stranger blog.
You're going to read about Stranger related events.
See how that works?

Maybe you should avoid LineOut for a few days... go outside, gets some fresh air.

Posted by kdiddy | July 28, 2008 7:13 AM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).