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July 26, 2014 at 7:45 AM

10 acts to see at Capitol Hill Block Party Saturday

A$AP Ferg reaches out to the crowd from on top of a speaker during his performance. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / The Seattle Times)

A$AP Ferg reaches out to the crowd from on top of a speaker during his performance Friday. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / The Seattle Times) See more photos from Day 1

Saturday features two way-retro headliners in Canadian ’80s-electro-funk revivalists Chromeo and New York’s The Budos Band, who make the kind of big-band instrumental funk that sounds like it belongs on ’70s kung fu movie soundtracks. Manchester, England, producer Star Slinger’s soulful sample chops and The Thermals’ Portland indie-punk add some variety to the day’s offerings, but the hidden theme for Saturday is showstopping female artists: South Dakota noise-folk songstress EMA (that’s Erika M. Anderson) has an afternoon main stage set that’s unfortunately scheduled right around the same time as multitalented local rapper/singer/producer Katie Kate’s Vera Stage set, and Portland’s premier composer/producer/vocalist Natasha Kmeto has an evening set at the Neumos stage. Other local highlights include posi-rapper Sol, electronic pop duo-turned-band Beat Connection, heavy punk outfit Deadkill and Pillar Point, former Throw Me the Statue frontman Scott Reitherman’s new synth-pop project.

4:45-5:30 p.m., main stage, EMA

5-5:30 p.m., Vera stage, Katie Kate

6-7 p.m., main stage, Sol

7:30-8:30 p.m., main stage, The Budos Band

7:30-8:30 p.m., main stage, Beat Connection

8:45-9:15 p.m., Cha Cha stage, Deadkill

8:30-9:15 p.m., Vera stage, Pillar Point

9:45-10:30 p.m., Vera stage, Star Slinger

11 p.m.-midnight, main stage, Chromeo

11 p.m.-midnight, Vera stage, The Thermals

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