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November 28, 2014

We’re Thankful For… Bumbershoot [In Photos]

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.

February 4, 2014

Sasquatch 2014 Claims All Your Warm Weather Holiday Weekends

Sasquatch Gorge

Well, it’s official. Summer’s nearly here in the Pacific Northwest. Well, not exactly, but the annual Sasquatch! lineup reveal means its certainly on our collective music-obsessed mind.

The giant of a festival will once again take up residency at the Gorge in May and then again in July.

The lineups for the two weekends are entirely different and feature some of heavy hitters from yesteryear and today.

On Memorial Day Weekend, music and/or festival fans will have the chance to see Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs and many, many more. Our initial favorites also include First Aid Kit, Phosphorescent, Washed Out, Parquet Courts and local Cat Fancy enthusiasts, Tacocat.

For those looking to spend Independence Day Weekend with the masses, you’ll get a chance at soaking in Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030 and many, many others. Other initial SLM favorites from that weekend include of Montreal, Foxygen, Kurt Vile & the Violators, John Grant and the fireworks display.

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 AM. Full lineups in poster and text form below.

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September 1, 2013

Bumbershoot Best Bets – Day Two (Sunday)


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!

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August 31, 2013

Bumbershoot Best Bets Day One (Saturday)


If you’re still on the fence about going to this year’s edition of Bumbershoot, now would be a pretty good time to hop down and take a stand. At this point you’ve seen the commercials, read the blog posts and heard all about it from your opinionated friends (and/or “friends,” think Facebook) but allow us to make one last pitch to why you should join in the fun, if you’re into that sort of thing.

We won’t take our usual approach to giving you an hour-by-hour breakdown of the three-day festival as you probably wouldn’t really appreciate that right now, so instead we’ll give you a rundown of the five can’t miss acts that will kick off day one, which officially just began at 11am today.

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April 10, 2013

Summer Snapshot: Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee, Sir Paul and More

Mark your calendars! Just this morning, Sub Pop announced Silver Jubilee, a huge “25th anniversary public display of affection,” will take place July 13, 2013 in Georgetown.


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September 4, 2012

Bumbershoot Day 3 in Photos

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.

Ty Segall

Omar Souleyman

The Wombats

The Pharmacy

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Ana Tijoux

Bryan John Appleby


Fujiya & Miyagi

Hey Marseilles

September 3, 2012

Day 3: Top 3 Can’t-Miss Picks for Monday at Bumbershoot

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

Bumbershoot Day 1 in Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are several photos from the first day of Bumbershoot for you to enjoy.

The Cosmetics


Sera Cahoone

King Khan & The Shrines

The Barr Brothers

Heartless Bastards


August 31, 2012

Tada! Bumbershoot 2012 Best Bets

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!

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

April 24, 2012

Partial Party! Capitol Hill Block Party Partial Line-Up Unveiled

With a string of beautiful days under our belt already, here at SLM HQ, we have to remind ourselves that it’s not really summer yet. In actuality, we’ve got another three months before true Seattle summer kicks in. But announcements like this morning’s make that hallowed season seem not too distant after all.

Earlier this morning, the good folks who organize the good times on the Hill unveiled the partial line-up of the jam-packed three-day gathering of the city’s (and suburbs’) young and young at heart known as Capitol Hill Block Party.

Check out the poster below and the text run-down after that if you’re having more of a plain text kind of day.

Neko Case
Major Lazer
Fitz And The Tantrums
The Lumineers
Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz
Youth Lagoon
Thee Oh Sees
Cloud Nothings
Twin Shadow
Porcelain Raft
Spoek Mathambo
White Arrows
El Ten Eleven
Light Asylum
King Tuff
Psychic Paramount
Father John Misty
Black Breath
Absolute Monarchs
Crystal Stilts
The Coathangers
Eighteen Individual Eyes
Nightmare Fortress
Yukon Blonde
John Maus
Blue Sky Black Death
Nacho Picasso
Kris Orlowski
Hot Bodies In Motion
Kung Foo Grip
Tropical Punk
Nu Sensae
Night Beats
Tom Eddy
Dude York
Space Needles
Pony Time
Mass Games
Slow Dance
Crime Wave
Trash Fire
Vox Mod
Mama Utah
Silly Goose
Underground Revival

If you’re hungry for more, head over to

The 2012 Capitol Hill Block Party July, 20, 21 & 22 Seattle

$75.00 + fees 3-day passes available until April 24th at 12 PST.

$85.00 + fees 3-day passes available after April 24th at 12 PST.

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