Seattle's 15th annual Capitol Hill Block Party will lure 15,000 music lovers to the city's hippest neighborhood from July 22-24 to check out 70-plus bands over three music-packed days. Headliners include TV on the Radio, Battles, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, and the Emerald City's own the Head and the Heart. But Block Party's soul lies in the up-and-comers that make up the rest of the fest. Here are six local heroes you should know.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »