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• It's that time again! On Tuesday, we announced this year's Capitol Hill Block Party headliners: A$AP Rocky, Spoon, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Matt and Kim, Chromeo, the War on Drugs, Shy Girls, Cymbals, Poolside, Budos Band, Star Slinger, Beat Connection, Sol, Odesza, A$AP Ferg, Tanlines. Block Party will take place July 25 to 27, and we predict much underbutt, neon tanks, and mad vaping.

• Last week, Sub Pop founders Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt were inducted into the Nordstrom Walk of Fame that circles the downtown flagship store at Sixth and Pine. The pair's bronze footprints are now embedded in the sidewalk alongside Northwest celebs like Bill and Mary Gates, Ken Griffey Jr., and Quincy Jones. A nifty Sub Pop window display is also currently up at Nordstrom through the month of April.

• In more Sub Poppish news, on Thursday night, while Nirvana were being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where a rotating series of stars—including Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde—stood in for Kurt Cobain), cabaret star and former Seattleite Lady Rizo lit up the Triple Door, performing her own cover of "Lithium," turning the chorus screaming into the friendly "Yeah!" of a jazzy chanteuse, then simulating cunnilingus on a rose.

• Did CHRISTEENE's backup dancers steal the show at 'Mo-Wave on Friday night at Chop Suey? No—nobody steals anything from CHRISTEENE (have you seen those EYES?!)—but they came pretty damn close. Note to local aspirants-to-CHRISTEENE-style-total-greatness: Choreographed, synchronized dance routines by two dudes wearing as little as legally possible helps. A LOT.

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• A new electronic-music night called Åtrå Styrka debuted at Kremwerk on Sunday, and if it can stay afloat for a while, it promises to fill a void in Seattle's underground club scene. Headed by Ozma Otacava, Chris Blohm, and Crypts' synth player Nick Bartoletti, Åtrå Styrka combines DJ sets and live performances that spotlight the more sinister and minimalist end of the electronic spectrum, plus Bartoletti's mind-warping visuals. Fans of Demdike Stare, Raime, Lustmord, Rrose, Emptyset, Éliane Radigue, NON, Sandwell District, and musicians of that ilk should explore. If Sunday is allegedly the Lord's day, it should probably be followed by a night of (totally noncorny) evil sounds.

Steely Dan announced the dates for their "Jamalot Ever After" tour, and sadly, they are not coming to Seattle. But dry your eyes, funky ones, they'll be playing two dates in Redmond at Marymoor Park on July 5 and 6. Northwest dads rejoice! recommended