The third and final day of the Capitol Hill Block Party is heavy on the local acts, but still has some national headliners to attract the mainstream crowd. Rap-blog darling turned fashion icon/indie celebrity A$AP Rocky is the biggest name on the entire bill, and his closing set should be overrun with streetwear-clad youths and posers who think they’re “different” or something because they listen to him (even though he’s on a major label and has had a star-assisted radio hit).
Philadelphia dad-rock quartet The War on Drugs performs right before Rocky, which provides one of the weirdest back-to-back musical juxtapositions of the entire weekend. A few lesser-known national acts like Orlando, Fla., slowwave producer XXYYXX and New York’s upbeat electronic duo Tanlines add some balance genre-wise, but local bands with a variety of different sounds dominate the schedule. Highlights include everything from the feel-good punk of Dude York, to the collaborative experimental rap of Ricky & Mark, to the “post-apocalyptic satanic space-jams” of Haunted Horses, to the seven-member twee-pop of Pollens.
2:15-2:45 p.m., Neumos, stage, Dude York
3:45-4:30 p.m., main stage, XXYYXX
4:15-4:45 p.m., Neumos stage, Ricky & Mark
5-5:30 p.m., Vera stage, Tanlines
5:45-6:15 p.m., Cha Cha stage, Haunted Horses
6:30-7:30 p.m., main stage, War on Drugs
8:15-10 p.m., main stage, A$AP Rocky
9-9:30 p.m., Neumos stage, Pollens
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