This year's lineup for East End's fourth annual Fourth of July Block Party is plenty reason to shut down a street. It's yet another assemblage of local heavies, including two of my favorites, Danava and Gaytheist. Since the release of 2011's Hemisphere of Shadows
, Danava have been touring incessantly, turning gray matter into soup in the States as well as Europe. The good news: The band recently signed to Tee Pee Records, and will begin work on their next LP this summer. Gaytheist is currently man-handling audiences on the strength of the excellent Hold Me... But Not So Tight
. Add about 10 more equally heavy bands, and this party generates enough power to level a city block. Enjoy it while you can. MARK LORE Also see Destination Fun.