Capital Hill Block Party: Battle of the Bands

Here is one for you Seattle music lovers. Coming up on June 15th (a Friday) The Vera Project is holding a battle of the bands; the winner of the block star contest gets (among other things) a slot to play at the mainstage for capital hill’s block party!

High stakes abound for this show, with a spot on the main-stage at the Capitol Hill Block Party on the line. A crack team of judges from throughout the Seattle music scene has selected the best entrants for the card, who will duke it out in eight rounds of fun. This year The Vera Project has dropped the gloves and agreed to some ultimate fighting rules, so anything goes…musically that is. The best in thoughtful hip-hop (Grynch), will battle against the best in humorous hip-hop (Optimus Rhyme) just to get the chance to be judged against one of the greatest power-pop bands the town has seen (Speaker Speaker). The underage crowd will be pulling hard for Vera faves The Lonely Forest, and The Sutures. Meanwhile the rockers will be in corner of the ripping Iceage Cobra and Skullbot, pouring salt on their wounds and giving inspiring pep-talks. After the battle, we’ll turn to the judges for their scores and a winner’s hand will be hoisted high into the air. May the strongest competitor take home the spoils.

Mark your calendar! June 15th, 7:30 pm. $5. @ The Vera Project: the corner of Warren Ave N and Republican in the old Snoqualmie Room.

The main reason you should go? The Lonely Forest. ‘Nuff said. Yes, the set will be short, but it will be awesome and if you go cheer them on they will get to play at the block party which would be about the time of their CD release for Nuclear Winter. To check about a bunch of their stuff check out the following places: my Lonely Forest blog page, The Lonely Forest @ MySpace, The Lonely Forest @ Virb (with lots of music from Nuclear Winter).

Hope to see you there! Should be lots of good music to check out!

Categories: Meaningful Song
  1. June 8th, 2007 at 14:37 | #1

    The young man hammering away at the organ looks like he is unfriendly towards the idea of Democracy. He may even hate us for our freedoms.

  2. June 8th, 2007 at 16:09 | #2

    This sounds so rad, I’ll have to check it out for sure.

  3. June 10th, 2007 at 22:06 | #3

    Ohhhh Tony, you think that about everyone! ;)

    Jorge, you definitely should! There should be lots of good music happening.

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