One of the best things about living in the Emerald City is the fact that on any given night there’s usually music to fit any fancy, and today’s post is further proof. From folksy singer-songwriter tunes, to electro-dance mashups, to local grunge-metal, our recommendations run the gamut this week.
Not to get too sentimental, but sometimes it is important to take a step back and admire all the wonderful things about life. Whether it’s family, friends, trips, pets, health or living down the block from your favorite coffee shop, we can all find something in life to be grateful for.
The SLM team has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have been able to attend some amazing concerts and talk to some incredible musicians. Anyone who claims “music isn’t as good as it used to be” just hasn’t been looking in the right places – we’re grateful to be able to find new music we’re excited to share with our friends and readers every week.
One of the experiences we’re thankful for every year continues to be Bumbershoot. Hopefully you took us up on some of our recommended performances for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3, and even more importantly, hopefully you were glad you did.
Here’s to another great Bumbershoot at Seattle Center this past September and some of the scenes we love looking back on from the festival.
After a full first day of Bumbershoot, it’s hard to believe we aren’t even halfway through the weekend yet. But with the new day and a few cups of caffeine, we’re ready for another day jam-packed with great music. We’re thrilled (and we’re sure Seattle Rock Guy is, too) that today features a handful of some great metal bands. Early afternoon isn’t when we usually listen to metal music, but when in Rome.
Our can’t-miss acts for Day 2 include:
DAY 2 – SUNDAY, AUG. 31
Hobosexual – 12:30 PM, Fountain Lawn Stage
Hard-driving rock duo from the Emerald City.
Sandrider – 2:00 PM, Fountain Lawn Stage
Locally-based grunge metal band featuring former members of Akimbo.
Kishi Bashi – 3:00 PM, Fischer Green Stage
Melodic pop perfections from a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.
Red Fang – 3:45 PM, Fountain Lawn Stage
Arena-worthy heavy metal from Portland.
Kins – 5:00 PM, End Zone Stage
Guitar-driven and atmospheric pop from Australia.
The Replacements – 6:00 PM, Mainstage
Post-punk group that made it big in the 80s is back after reuniting last year.
Big Star’s Third – 8:00 PM, Starbucks Stage
Immensely influential rock group from the early 1970s that maintains a strong cult following – original drummer Jody Stephens will be joined be his talented, famous friends and other surprise guests.
The Dismemberment Plan – 9:00 PM, Fountain Lawn Stage
1990s experimental post-punk group from Washington DC released a solid comeback album last year.
Bootsy Collins – 10:00 PM, Fischer Green Stage
Psychedelic funk legend who rose to fame in the 1970s and hasn’t slowed since.