Find music writer Andrew Matson’s day-by-day picks for Block Party below — the list is a companion to his full festival preview.
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Danny Brown (6:30 p.m., Main Stage): Hard-core rapping from one of the best doing it.
Secret Colors (8:30 p.m., Barboza stage): The band’s new album “Days Off” shows off the dancier side of local, ambient instrumentalist/producer Matt Lawton.
Bleached (10:45 p.m., VERA Stage): Scuffed-up California pop-rock sung by sisters.
Chastity Belt (3 p.m., VERA Stage): Nobody in Seattle sings about sex more honestly.
La Luz (6:30 p.m., Neumos): Shana Cleveland shreds elegantly on electric guitar.
A-Trak (7:30 p.m., Main Stage): Big, banging dance music.
Ubu Roi (2 p.m., VERA Stage): Furious young punk rock from the U District.
ILLFIGHTYOU (4:45 p.m., Barboza): Aggressive and artistic rap music from Tacoma.
Jarv Dee (6:30 p.m., VERA Stage): Super- tough Seattle rapper with a flow like tap-dancing.