Another day, another Bumbershoot post! Bumbershoot has long been our favorite in-city music fest, hailing the end of a beautiful summer, and the beginning of autumn tour season. Today’s lineup is likely the best of the week with some hidden gems and billboard favorites side by side.
If you missed Day 1, never fear – we’ll be tweeting + Facebooking from Seattle Center and next week your SEA live Music team will be posting a recap of some of the highlights from the weekend. But in the meantime, without further ado, here’s our top picks for the middle day of Bumbershoot!
11:45 – 12:30 (TuneIn Stage)
A local tribe of young musicians who debuted to the local music scene thanks to earning a semi-finalist spot during EMP’s 2011 Sound Off! competition
1:45 – 2:45 (Fountain Lawn Stage)
Some of Portland’s finest indie rock, founded by a former member of Menomena
3:30 – 4:45 (Mainstage)
We’ve been big fans of this band for years, and have hit the big time with their emotive, Queen-inspired pop tunes
8:15 – 9:15 (Starbucks Stage)
We know there’s lots of talk about zombies at Bumbershoot this year, but this isn’t THOSE zombies. This is the legendary 1960s English rock band (which we actually prefer to the brain-craving variety)
Death Cab for Cutie
9:45 – 11:15 (Mainstage)
The gents from Death Cab are going back a whole decade to play in its entirety one of the iconic indie pop albums of our generation – “Transatlanticism”
And we MUST give honorable mentions to the following bands – swing by to see them if you’re able: David Bazan (3:30 – 4:30 @ Fountain Lawn Stage), River Giant (3:30 – 4:30 @ Plaza Stage), The Breeders (8:00 – 9:00 @ TuneIn Stage), Beats Antique (8:45 – 10:00 @ Fountain Lawn Stage) and Matt Pond (9:30 – 10:30 @ Plaza Stage).