Fruit Bats (Sub Pop Stage, 5:00pm)
With past stints with The Shins and Califone, Fruit Bats’ leader Eric D. Johnson plays the type of intelligent, lyrically-driven indie rock that you’d expect from such a pedigree. Over the years, the Bats have become one of Sub Pop’s most enjoyable live bands. You won’t want to miss this set from some of the best multi-instrumentalists playing the iconic label’s stage this year.
The Promise Ring (Exhibition Hall, 6:15pm)
Often cited as one of the forefathers of emo before it became a dirty word in the mid-2000′s, The Promise Ring plays introspective pop rock with a healthy serving of light-hearted punk. The Milwaukee band was around from 1995 through late 2002 and has since gotten back momentarily in 2005 and again in 2011. Spend some time with the band at Ex Hall to take audio stroll down memory lane.
Deep Sea Diver (The Promenade, 7:30pm)
Long before Jessica Dobson became a household name for her work with Beck and The Shins (for households that know those kinds of things), she was a much-admired west coast guitarist and songwriter. Her solo-project-turned-band, Deep Sea Diver, has been gaining rapid acclaim and with the release May 2012′s History Speaks, which NPR calls “a complex, precisely arranged and lyrically pensive suite of songs about heartbreak and yearning,” Dobson’s catapulted into the upper echelon of Seattle’s most talented, gushed-over musicians.
Our full rundown.
SUNDAY – 9/2
12:00 | Gold Leaves | Sub Pop Stage
1:00 | Why? | Exhibition Hall
1:30 | Niki & The Dove | Sub Pop Stage
3:15 | Tony Bennett | Mainstage
3:15 | The Jezabels | Sub Pop Stage
4:30 | The Young Evils | The Promenade
5:00 | Fruit Bats | Sub Pop Stage
5:45 | The Greenhornes | Fisher Green Stage
6:15 | The Promise Ring | Exhibition Hall
7:30 | Deep Sea Diver | The Promenade
8:30 | Blitzen Trapper | Sub Pop Stage