To the tune of "Ready or Not" by the Fugees: Like it or not, here it comes, it's going to find you and make you want it: Capitol Hill Block Party, 2015 edition. July 24 through 26 finds the contested Pike/Pine corridor hosting heavyweights like alt-rock heroes Built to Spill, badass electro punks Julie Ruin, cosmically-inclined hiphop scientists Shabazz Palaces, and recently-crowned prince of diet rave, Jamie xx. Plus a heap of local talent, established and otherwise: Chimurenga Renaissance, the Flavr Blue, Zoolab, Porter Ray, and, oh yeah, Stranger-nominated potential Geniuses Chastity Belt.
We've got all the details, including some unintentionally hilarious press clippings for your perusal, over on our Capitol Hill Block Party calendar. We'll be putting up even more stuff, like in-depth previews of the shows we're most excited about, as we get closer to the Mandatory Fun itself.