Posts Tagged ‘Phantogram’


Pretty Lights, the brainchild of Colorado native Derek Vincent Smith, is electronic sound at its finest. Smith’s music includes a mix of digital sampling that spans a number of notable genres including hip-hop, funk, and soul. Add a spectacular light show to the mix and you have yourself one heck of a dance party.

Erykah Badu needs no introduction. The Dallas, Texas native and Grammy award winning singer-songwriter is best known for her stunning croon and commanding performances. Often referred to as the Queen of Neo-soul, Badu writes gorgeous, soulful songs that tackle strong social and personal themes. Badu’s music strikes the perfect balance between chillness and passion.

Fitz and The Tantrums hail from Los Angeles, California and fuse the upbeat frenzy of indie pop with the rich, relaxed M.O. of soul music. Their debut studio album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces (August 2010) reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart andRolling Stone named them a “band to watch” in April 2011.

Phantogram is an American Indie pop duo from Saratoga Springs, New York, The twosome frequently describe their sound as “street beat, psych pop”. They cite Sonic Youth, J Dilla, The Flaming Lips, David Bowie, Prince, and The Beatles as musical influences. Their song “When I’m Small” was featured in the opening episode of the MTV’s adaption of the British teen drama series Skins.

David Garza is an indie rock musician from the DFW area in Texas. His trademark voice and beautiful lyrics quickly made Garza a musical staple in the Texas music community. He has played with a number of notable musicians including Fiona Apple, Nickel Creek, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and Grant Lee Phillips.

R3hab – Fadil El Ghoul, is a Dutch DJ, remixer and house music producer. He creates house music that is infectious and perfect for a night of dancing. R3hab’s singles and remixes are played by such prominent producers as David Guetta, Afrojack, and Tiësto.

Other Additions announced today – Sister Crayon, Vanaprasta *Sundress, Last Year’s Men, The Big Sleep, Sundress, Chelsea Wolfe, Bobby Burns, New York City Queens, Bang Bangz, Black Coffee, Bart Black, DJ Bizz Manichean, East Cameron Folkcore, DJ G. Wizz, Bombon, Los Skarnales, DJ FREDster, Pale, DJ SUN & Resolution, The Wheel Workers, Immigrant Punk, The Grass Skirts, Rusted Shut, Future Blonds, Black Leather Jesus, Giant Battle Monster, Escatones, Papaya, Clockpole, Lazer Cun*zz, Jody Seabody and the Whirls, Poopy Lungstuffing, The Annoysters, David Leibe Hart, GoREALah Soul, Demonic Hen, Black Magic Marker, The Anarchitex, Darwin’s Finches, Muzak John

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Seattle’s 16th-annual Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) will take place July 20th-22nd, 2012, with performances by Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk, Doomtree, Porcelain Raft, Spoek Mathambo, White Arrows, Trust, El Ten Eleven Yuna, Light Asylum, King Tuff, Psychic Paramount, Father John Misty, Jaill, Onuinu, Black Breath,  Blouse, Absolute Monarchs, Crystal Stilts, Yawn, The Coathangers, Deadkill, Sandrider, Eighteen Individual Eyes, Pollens, Nightmare Fortress Colonies, Yukon Blonde, John Maus, Blue Sky, Black Death, Nacho Picasso, Kris Orlowski, Lemolo Kithkin, Hot Bodies In Motion, Kung Foo Grip, Tropical Punk, Nu Sensae, NIGHT BEATS , Freighms, Tom Eddy, Dude York, Stephanie, NUDE, FEET, Blood Red Dancers, Space Needles, Skarp, Pony Time, Murmurs, Mass Games, Slow Dance, Crypts, Crime Wave, Trash Fire, Vox Mod, Mama Utah, Silly Goose, Underground Revival and much more!

Block Party is a 3-day, 6-stage, 120 artist urban bash spanning 6-city blocks.  In addition to music performances the festival features resident art galleries, restaurants, bars, and stores that help define Seattle as a cultural hub.

Tickets are available here:

$75.00 + fees 3-day passes available until April 24th at 12 PST / $85.00 + fees 3-day passes available after April 24th at 12 PST

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