If you’re like me, you’ve been itching for a summertime block party—no, I don’t mean a giant corporately “block party” that gates off the core of the city with a dash of Coachella. I mean a block party like the Summit Block Party: a free, volunteer-run DIY event on Summit Avenue showcasing local bands and artists all topped off with a BBQ. Making big press and a part of this week’s “Stranger Suggests,” this three year young annual event is sponsored by local businesses, so I guess a negative about this event is that there will be no free Jameson here for me.
Nonetheless, I’ll be excited to see some bands that have been making waves in the local music scene and witness work produced by local up-and-coming artists, all for free and with the company of good friends.
What I’ll be checking out:
CMRTYZ: Seattle-based duo that has found its niche in creating and designing t shirts, album covers, and organizing events and launch parties, all in the spirit of DIY.
The Pharmacy: A psychedelic indie-rock three piece from Vashon Island that has been active throughout the last decade. They’ve performed Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, and a number of other gigs across the country.
Snuff Redux: Seattle-based trio that’s played a number of gigs at venues around the neighborhood, including the Cha Cha Lounge and most recently, the Therapy Lounge during the Capitol Hill Block Party, and the Cockpit last weekend.
Saturday August 9th, 2014 // 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Summit Ave between E Olive & Howell Street