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• The initial lineup for Capitol Hill Block Party has been announced! Block Party will be July 26 to 28, with the Flaming Lips, A-Trak, STRFKR, Chromatics, Danny Brown, Big Freedia, Frightened Rabbit, Sandrider, and many, MANY more. Three-day passes are on sale now—organizers say the full music lineup will be announced "in the coming months."

• After 15 years' dormancy, NW queercore schrag-rockers Behead the Prophet brought Magma Festival to a close with a face-smashing set at the Vera Project on Saturday. Also on the bill (and also freshly reunited from the '90s) were Olympia's the Need, who at one point surprised Cold Lake's Corey Brewer with an invitation to sing "O Sally How's It Feel with a Fake Hand?" (Which he killed, incidentally.)

• The Century Ballroom was packed on Sunday for Pastor Kaleb's 14th annual nondenominational-in-the-extreme Easter service. Sari Breznau conducted the motley-yet-marvelous Old Lady Choir; Pastor Kaleb noted that the ballroom has long been beloved by both those "light on their feet and light in the loafers," and excoriated the dance tax as the congregation roared its approval. Chas Roberts referenced Skrillex and the Fresh Prince in a charming guest homily. In the crowd: local arts luminaries Rainbow Fletcher and Greg Lundgren, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture director Randy Engstrom, ESPN's Loren Schwartz, and Willy Wonka. The surprise guest of honor: Pope Benedict, who was revealed to be harboring giant bunny ears under his miter.

• In other blasphemous news, the Bushwick Book Club's Old Testament show (titled Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents: Original Music Inspired by the Bible) at Town Hall on Friday featured a jazz band and a full church choir, and it was hosted by Jesus and Satan. Clarinetist and composer Beth Fleenor performed a Leviticusplosion full of crazy noises that ended with screaming; Satan told offensive jokes and Seattleites were offended, even though it was SATAN.

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Mudhoney celebrated the release of their newest album, Vanishing Point, with a sold-out Neumos show on Saturday. Super-hit "Touch Me I'm Sick" was played first, crowd-surfing erupted for almost every song, an ecstatic man in the front danced while holding up one of his sneakers, and at midnight the band wished bassist Guy Maddison a happy birthday with the gift of a brand-new glass pipe. For tobacco, probably.

• On Tuesday, the Postal Service released their 10-year-anniversary reissue of their platinum record Give Up. The new version features two previously unreleased songs, "Turn Around" and "A Tattered Line of String," as well as covers, remixes, and both the Shins' and Iron and Wine's versions of their songs "We Will Become Silhouettes" and "Such Great Heights," respectively. Squeeee! recommended