Posts tagged ‘Beat Connection’

September 4, 2013

Best of Bumbershoot 2013 in Photos

Another Bumbershoot has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still relishing the great music we enjoyed with the masses all weekend.

We scurried from stage to stage, soaked in the sets, braved the photo pits and have since pulled together some photographic highlights for your viewing (and relishing?) enjoyment. (Click on any image for the full screen version.)

Wishing for a sneak peek from the KEXP Secret Music Lounge? Never fear – those are coming your way tomorrow! (Update: and are now just one click away.)

July 21, 2012

CHBP: Top Picks for Day 2

Today’s best sets are below… we’ll see you there!

Absolute Monarchs | 2:15 pm • Main Stage

Absolute Monarchs, which many know as the other band featuring Joel from the muscularly dexterous, critically-acclaimed Seattle duo My Goodness, plays the finest high-energy distortion-driven rock your likely to hear all weekend.

Lemolo | 3:30 pm • Barboza Stage

“With skillful keyboard skills and haunting yet playful vocals there’s little wonder why this female duo is the toast of the town.” [SEAliveMUSIC]

Beat Connection | 4:45 pm • Main Stage

Speaking of local buzz bands, Beat Connection has been picking up fans and critical acclaim with reckless abandon since their genesis back as a freshmen at UW in 2008. The group has since become one of Seattle’s most beloved purveyors of catchy, worldly electro-pop.

Grimes | 7:30 pm • Main Stage

With a penchant for layering exotic pop beats over rich dreamlike soundscapes and multi-tracked transcendental vocals, Claire Boucher’s one woman act Grimes might just be the most sonically ambitious set all weekend.

White Arrows | 10:15 pm • Neumos Stage

As the story goes, White Arrows’ frontman has his undergraduate degree in shamanistic ritual. Take that for what you will but we have no doubt you’ll enjoy the band’s intricate interplay of aboriginal sounds and electro pop sensibilities.

BONUS PICKS!

Silly Goose | 3:45 pm • Cha Cha Stage

Billed as the finest Blink-182 cover band you’ll ever see, Silly Goose brings together Jenn Ghetto (Carissa’s Wierd), Thomas Wright and Jeffy Montano (Grand Archives) for a high energy musical experience you won’t soon forget.

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo | 4:00 pm • Neumos Stage

Speaking of good times, Brent Amaker plays the type of highly self-aware but never self-important Johnny Cash-inspired tunes that never fails to put smiles on the faces of any audience.

Some samples of today’s best picks:

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