You know it’s officially summer when the Pike/Pine corridor puts on its best neon hot shorts and revs up for three days of music, day drinking, sunburns, weed wafts, and sunshine! This year’s Capitol Hill Block Party boasts a great local lineup—Childbirth, Neighbors, Country Lips, Stickers, Dude York, Crypts, and the Thermals to name a few—plus shiny headliners Spoon, Chromeo, and A$AP Rocky, and a whole grip of everything in between. And gawd, I’m really hoping that hearing Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems” live will finally dislodge that fuckin’ song from my head! (Pike St and 12th Ave,, single day $50 adv/three-day pass $125 adv, some stages 21+, July 25–27)

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