The Capitol Hill Block Party Day 3 with KEXP in the Bean Room featured live performances from The Posies, The Cave Singers, My Goodness, Kung Foo Grip, and Brothers From Another.
Check out our photos from the front row and then see the KEXP blog for more about the bands that played the Bean Room on Sunday:
the cave singers
photos by Lori Paulson
Here are some of our favorite photos from the Bean Room on Day 2. Thanks to KEXP and all the bands: Handsome Furs, Austra, The Young Evils, Federation X, and Champagne Champagne.
Click here to listen to KEXP’s archive of the Handsome Furs performance from Saturday, 7/23.
the young evils
photos by Lori Paulson
Can we find the words to say how much we love hosting KEXP’s broadcasts from the Bean Room? It’s an honor to have visits and performances by such talented artists all weekend long. The Bean Room is a fairly normal (and quiet) warehouse almost every day. Its transformation into a mini-venue and recording studio is a special treat — maybe even for the coffee beans, too.
fucked up by Lori Paulson
The Head and the Heart by Lori Paulson
Friday featured Bean Room performances by Fucked Up and The Head and the Heart. You can listen to The Head and the Heart’s live performance on KEXP, here on their website.
Here are more photos from Friday, Day 1, including scenes from our La Famiglia Lounge (our Block Party upstairs bar) and from performances by The Fresh & Onlys, and Thurston Moore.
slideshow by Lori Paulson
Thanks to all who attended the 7/21 show in our Bean Room — one wild week ago — by Morning Teleportation. Our Thursday kickoff to the Capitol Hill Block Party featured the up-and-coming Portland band, groovy lights, and complimentary cold-brew coffee. Because we partnered with Verizon for this Coffee Shop Series concert, all attendees left the Bean Room loaded up with a bag of “Morning Teleportation Blend” coffee, and T-shirts and posters printed by The VERA Project.
Live from KEXP broadcast from Caffé Vita’s Bean Room on Capitol Hill a couple weeks ago during the Block Party. It’s the gift that keeps on giving:
It just keeps on coming. Thanks KEXP. A Million Years Ago performing “You Got a Heart.” Radness.
Below is an interview which took place in the Caffe Vita bean room, conducted by Public Access Media, over Block Party weekend with Chromeo this summer. We were very lucky to have had the opportunity to grace the presence of such an awesome act. Chromeo is Pee Thug and Dave 1: best friends since their adolescence, virtuoso musicians, and walking hip hop encyclopedias. Chromeo is slick. Chromeo is dripping with reverb. Chromeo is Moog riffs, luxurious harmonies, macho guitar solos and real-deal songcraft. After their performance on main stage we ushered them through way of candle lit underground passage, bypassing the thousands of screaming fans, and into our make-shift studio for a smooth sexy interview. Enjoy!
the pictures tell it best. but quickly: a midnight performance by seattle stars Throw Me The Statue, a candlelight romp with Chromeo, some bluesy shout outs by Ty Willman, a 1000 degree brick oven in which we cooked baby turnips, sweet carrots, plump sausages, dreamy squash, delicate beet greens, bloody lamb ribs, all served alongside bowl after bowl of vibrant aioli – bags and bags of farm direct coffee making us feel like we were in a secret bunker, and cups overflowing with fragrant coffee – and maybe some wine… it went till 3:30 am – it was a brilliant end to a phenomenal weekend of music…