With SXSW a little over a week past, we’re back up and running from the four-day nonstop fest of gaiety, mingling, and music. The way we look at it, SXSW was just training for Bumbershoot. It was boot camp for sharpening our Bumbershoot survival skills: Planning (who to see when without suffering overlaps of high priorities on the to-see list), standing in one place stamina (remember that line to see Spoon last year?), and resilience against fried foods (elephant ears, how can any human resist?).
And how better to prepare than to take our discoveries and VOTE! Bumbershoot is now taking votes to help gage who they should bring to the festival. You can read all about who we loved and hated in the first half of our SXSW recap. igLiz is emphatically voting that Northern State (who have just finished up recording an album with Ad Rock!!!) be invited to Seattle. Of course, we can’t stop talking about the Fratellis, Matt & Kim and the Trucks, so they should have a slot. igDana, well, she’d love to stalk Amy Winehouse in her own city. igDana knows the side streets and hotel lobby layouts of Seattle so well, she and Amy would certainly serendipitously be “running into each other” many times over B-shoot weekend.
We love voting — and when it is for a cause like Bumbershoot and it might result in some of our favorite bands coming to our fair city, we are ecstatic. Bumbershoot has closed the window accepting applications… so this is our last change to ROCK the BumberVote.
And for those bands amongst us that want to take the bulls by the horns and get in on the Capitol Hill Block Party line-up, the CHBP folks are accepting applications. We’re not sure what applying entails since there’s a fee to apply… but we’re sure it’s well worth it. We believe in you! Go get ‘em tiger!
Speaking of shows and being ecstatic, we’d like to wish everyone’s favorite pal and all around cool cat, Pete Greenberg a very happy birthday! You can join in the birthday fun at a show put together to celebrate this Wednesday, April 4th at the Crocodile. Pete’s pulled together some of his favorite Seattle talent for an “Elvis Costello Cover Night” with Ghost Stories, Young Sportsmen, Central Services, The Hope, Suicide Jack, High Page Delay, Cantona, Sly Lothario, and more!
C’mon, rock the VOTE,
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