Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What's Crappening? News, Reviews and Underbutt

Posted by on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 4:18 PM

CHRISTEENE
  • Kelly O
  • CHRISTEENE

• It's that time again! On Tuesday, we announced this year's Capitol Hill Block Party headliners: A$AP Rocky, Spoon, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Matt and Kim, Chromeo, the War on Drugs, Shy Girls, Cymbals, Poolside, Budos Band, Star Slinger, Beat Connection, Sol, Odesza, A$AP Ferg, Tanlines. Block Party will take place July 25 to 27, and we predict much underbutt, neon tanks, and mad vaping.

• Last week, Sub Pop founders Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt were inducted into the Nordstrom Walk of Fame that circles the downtown flagship store at Sixth and Pine. The pair's bronze footprints are now embedded in the sidewalk alongside Northwest celebs like Bill and Mary Gates, Ken Griffey Jr., and Quincy Jones. A nifty Sub Pop window display is also currently up at Nordstrom through the month of April.

• In more Sub Poppish news, on Thursday night, while Nirvana were being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where a rotating series of stars—including Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde—stood in for Kurt Cobain), cabaret star and former Seattleite Lady Rizo lit up the Triple Door, performing her own cover of "Lithium," turning the chorus screaming into the friendly "Yeah!" of a jazzy chanteuse, then simulating cunnilingus on a rose.

• Did CHRISTEENE's backup dancers steal the show at 'Mo-Wave on Friday night at Chop Suey? No—nobody steals anything from CHRISTEENE (have you seen those EYES?!)—but they came pretty damn close. Note to local aspirants-to-CHRISTEENE-style-total-greatness: Choreographed, synchronized dance routines by two dudes wearing as little as legally possible helps. A LOT.

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