The best part of the Capitol Hill Block Party—besides the music, duh—is that you can step right out of the festival's gates and walk to some of your favorite bars, restaurants, shops, parks, and whatever amenities of the neighborhood you desire. Hell, you can access a good handful of such spots within the festival's gates. It's a music festival that lives in the city just like you do, and it's awesome. So, about the music. Today: Holy Fuck, Shabazz Palaces, Mahjongg. Saturday: !!!, Obits, the Night Marchers. Sunday: Truckasauras, Blue Scholars, Mad Rad. And so, so much more—check the guide in this issue for more on everything.
(12th Ave and E Pike St, thestranger.com/blockparty. 4 pm–3 am, $23–$30.)