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July 28, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Rock ‘n’ roll rules again, with a side of bounce rap

Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, at Captiol Hill Block Party, 2013 (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)

Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, at Capitol Hill Block Party, 2013 (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, amidst a blizzard of confetti and smoke effects Sunday night, declared the 16th annual Capitol Hill Block Party “a riot of love,” and the crowd indeed loved him in return. Beginning Friday afternoon and lasting through the weekend, the festival proved yet again to be one of Seattle’s loudest, most sunburned, most crazed parties. (For full photo coverage of the bands, check here. For documentation of Block Party style, check here.)

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June 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Parquet Courts and Naomi Punk pump Neumos full of heavy rock energy

Parquet Courts (Photo by Joseph Sutton-Holcomb)

Parquet Courts (Photo by Joseph Sutton-Holcomb)

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb

When I walked into Neumos Thursday night, I expected to eat my dessert first — dessert being nerve-jangling hard rock, in this case.

The punk-inspired, lo-fi production on Parquet Courts’ 2012 debut album, “Light Up Gold” hinted that the band was capable of cranking out an ear-splitting live show if they wanted to. But their opener, Seattle-based Naomi Punk, are heavy through-and-through. I figured the show would unfold in true Seattle fashion: a short-lived, high-energy set from Naomi would give way to an hour or so of laidback licks from Courts. The Capitol Hill crowd can only nod their heads vigorously for so long, after all.

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