May 3, 2013
Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival has always been our favorite way to bid adieu to summer. With a variety of outdoor and indoor stages, a great comedy, arts and spoken-word lineup in addition to an increasingly fantastic musical lineup, all in the shadow off the Space Needle, what’s not to love?
Last night, the Bumbershoot crew announced the lineup for this year’s festival, and we couldn’t be more pleased. With some local favorites highlighted alongside some more mainstream all-stars, this year’s Bumbershoot is sure to be another favorite.
In other good news, three-day passes are only $120… that’s only $40 per day to see more music than you probably do all year! We’d say that’s a pretty great deal!
The full lineup is below, and be sure to check out bumbershoot.org for more details.
read more »
September 4, 2012
Alas, the Emerald City’s finest music festival has come to a close, but we can still relive the long weekend through photos. Below we’ve posted a few from the final day of Bumbershoot, and be sure to check out our photos from Day 1 and Day 2.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Bryan John Appleby
Fujiya & Miyagi
September 3, 2012
We’ve made it to the final day of the festival. Our legs are tired, our ears are ringing and we’ve eaten too much festival food, but we are amped for the culmination of this year’s Bumbershoot. And if you want to relive the past couple days of the festival, check out our Day 1 photos, with images from Day 2 forthcoming.
Ty Segall (Fisher Green Stage, 3:15 PM)
We’ve seen quite a few polished, hi-fi bands at the festival this year, so we’re in the mood to let our hair down a little. Giving a clear nod to Seattle’s grunge and garage rock roots, Ty Segall offers a raw, rough-around-the-edges approach to alt-rock. Between driving guitar riffs and screeching vocals, you might want to bring some hearing protection for this set.
Fujiya & Miyagi (Fisher Green Stage, 8:00 PM)
Britain’s answer to the German Krautrock movement comes in the form of Fujiya & Miyagi, named after a brand of record player and a key character from Karate Kid, respectively. The electo-experimental quartet plays a mellow, downtempo brand of music, with quirky lyrics (think Knickerbocker and Taiwanese Boots).
Hey Marseilles (Starbucks Stage, 8:00 PM)
Making yet another appearance at Bumbershoot, the beloved local chamber-pop group Hey Marseilles will once again charm the crowds with their catchy composition and delightful instrumentation. The gaggle of gents that make up the group play a wide range of instruments, from violas to cellos to accordions to trumpets to mandolins, and everything in between. The band’s breakout hit, Rio, is sure to be on tonight’s setlist, and would serve as the perfect swan song to Bumbershoot 2012.
September 2, 2012
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are several photos from the first day of Bumbershoot for you to enjoy.
King Khan & The Shrines
The Barr Brothers
August 31, 2012
One of our favorite Seattle music fests each year is the illustrious Bumbershoot, held in the heart of the city at Seattle Center. Though the festival has undergone some changes in the past couple years, including a revamped layout and a focus on more local bands instead of the Billboard Top 10, we think this year’s event is going to make for one wonderful Labor Day weekend. Below is a schedule of our top picks for each day of the long weekend. We’ll also be following up with our top 3 acts for each day. If you spot us in the crowd or photo pit, please be sure to say hello!
SATURDAY – 9/1
12:15 | TacocaT | Sub Pop Stage
1:45 | Unnatural Helpers | Sub Pop Stage
3:15 | Gotye | Mainstage (even though it was overplayed to death, we know you still kind of like that song)
4:15 | King Khan & the Shrines | Fisher Green Stage
4:30 | The Barr Brothers | The Promenade
5:45 | Heartless Bastards | Starbucks Stage
7:00 | Oberhofer | Sub Pop Stage
8:45 | Helio Sequence | Sub Pop Stage
9:00 | Damien Jurado | The Promenade
9:45 | M. Ward | Fisher Green Stage
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
MONDAY – 9/3
12:00 | Seapony | Sub Pop Stage
1:45 | Best Coast | Mainstage
3:15 | M83 | Mainstage
3:15 | Ty Segall | Sub Pop Stage
4:00 | Omar Souleyman | Fisher Green
4:30 | The Wombats | Exhibition Hall
5:45 | Ana Tijoux | Fisher Green
6:00 | Bryan John Appleby | The Promenade
6:45 | Low | Sub Pop Stage
7:30 | Fujiya & Miyagi | Fisher Green
8:00 | Hey Marseilles | Starbucks Stage
9:45 | Rebirth Brass Band | Starbucks Stage
June 18, 2012
As you might guess from the title of our blog, there are few things we enjoy more than live music, especially if it takes place in Seattle and/or features Seattle musicians. Add free and an outdoor venue to the mix, and those five elements add up to be one of our favorite annual traditions in Seattle, KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concert at the Mural Series.
Just moments ago, KEXP unveiled the line-up, which we’ve pasted below. For the full announcment, click through to KEXP’s post.
Friday 8/3 – No Depression Night, Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by DJ El Toro
Shovels & Rope
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Fly Moon Royalty
Friday 8/10, Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by TBA
The Young Evils
Friday 8/17, Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by Troy Nelson
Friday 8/24 Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by TBA
About Concerts at the Mural
The community gathers for Concerts at the Mural, a series of five FREE summer concerts presented by KEXP and Seattle Center. With the support of City of Seattle, Concerts at the Mural showcases prominent bands that perform and celebrate the best of the nation’s music scene.
And to get you in the mood, here’s a video of Pickwick’s excellent mural show last year.