Category Archives: Bumbershoot

Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day Three: Julianna Barwick, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Real Estate

Julianna Barwick – 5:30 p.m. If Julianna Barwick had been placed on an outdoor stage, soundbleed would have all but ravaged her performance, so it’s worth commending the Bumbershoot curators for not only booking such an experimental artist, but also putting her in a venue that she would shine in. As unpredictable as Bumbershoot’s lineupRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Rose Windows

When Rose Windows released their debut album last year, it was obvious that the Seattle music scene was in for something special. Founded by songwriter Chris Cheveyo in 2010, Rose Windows has become a band that delivers the perfect amount of ’60s nostalgia while still sounding unlike anyone else. When Cheveyo started recruiting musicians toRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day Two: The Replacements, Mission of Burma, The Dismemberment Plan, and The Head and the Heart

The Replacements – 6:15 p.m. Twelve months ago, you could probably count the number of people who thought the Replacements would ever play another gig on two hands. Paul Westerberg hadn’t played live in nearly a decade and Tommy Stinson had been a regularly touring member of Guns N’ Roses for even longer. But, startingRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Nada Surf

Labor day weekend in Seattle means only one thing to music fans: Bumbershoot! Each year, crowds pack the Seattle Center to the gills for three days of music, comedy, film, and much, much more in one massive celebration of art, local and otherwise. Once again, KEXP brings you closer to the bands you love withRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Coinciding with the rise in popularity and influence of American roots music, a new generation of songwriters has cropped up to transcend the stories and culture that inspired their predecessors and paint pictures of modern American life. At the forefront of this new chapter is Hurray For The Riff Raff leader Alynda Lee Segarra, whoseRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Valerie June

With a voice nurtured by her Tennessee church roots, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Valerie June skillfully combines gospel, folk, bluegrass, and a bevy of other genres in her music. Known for her distinct voice, June was determined to succeed as a solo artist and taught herself to play guitar, ukelele, and banjo. She’s been active since 2006, self-releasing three albumsRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Day 3 Begins

Time flies when you’re having fun, which has been evident at the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival! It’s hard to believe it’ll be our final day broadcasting from the Music Lounge, and we’ve got another wonderful line-up, including soulful sweetheart Valerie June; New Orleans-based Americana group Hurray for the Riff Raff; legendary psychobilly trioRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Wu-Tang Clan, Polica, Mac DeMarco, Dude York, and more

Bumbershoot 2014 kicked off Saturday in spectacular fashion. Variable weather didn’t prevent the thousands upon thousands of music fans from flooding Seattle Center throughout the day and celebrating the brilliant and eclectic mixture of art on display today. From cool, R&B grooves of Donnie and Joe Emerson to the hip-hop veteran showcase of the Wu-TangRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: The Head and the Heart

What’s better than hearing local music at a local festival? One of Seattle’s most definitive contemporary indie acts, The Head and the Heart, are known for playing an infectious live set. Between the hand-clapping and the harmonies, they’re a hometown favorite not to be missed live. The band, signed to Sub Pop Records, released their secondRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: San Fermin

When recording, San Fermin is the creative project of Ellis Ludwig-Leone, a Brooklyn-based composer who began shifting away from classical arrangements to pop ones towards the end of his college years. On tour, San Fermin is an eight-musician tour de force that brings those compositions to life. Written in six weeks in a studio onRead more…

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