Category Archives: Bumbershoot

Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Explosions in the Sky at KEXP

Joining us in the studio for a KEXP Secret Stage performance at Bumbershoot is Austin post-rock powerhouse Explosions in the Sky. Playing together for over 15 years, their sound is hugely emotive, accented with glistening guitar. It’s a unique listening experience, both cathartic and calming, comforting and unsettling. They released a new album, The Wilderness,Read more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Bob Moses, Snuff Redux, and More Things to Do

Snuff Redux  Following a rainy morning at Seattle Center, Snuff Redux kicked off the local music showcase in KEXP’s Gathering Space on Friday afternoon.  The garage-punk up-and-comers performed to a damp, but enthusiastic crowd that grew steadily throughout the set.  It’s a rare artist that can get an audience dancing at 3 pm, but SnuffRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Jagwar Ma at KEXP

KEXP in-studio performances continue on Day 2 of Bumbershoot with Jagwar Ma. The Sydney psych band may have blown the world away with their 2013 debut Howlin’, but with the first few singles from upcoming album Every Now & Then, it looks like they are bent on maintaining their skyrocket trajectory to the moon. TunesRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Iska Dhaaf, Bob Moses, DoNormaal, Father John Misty, & Michael Franti and Spearhead

Iska Dhaaf: It was going to take something special to get the mainstage started off right on a drizzle dampened afternoon at Bumbershoot. Iska Dhaaf had just the formula. With a drum laced adrenaline shot of up-tempo jams and raucous stage theatrics, the band shook the ever-growing crowd of early attendees and late arrivers intoRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Fly Moon Royalty, St. Lucia, Chastity Belt, Andrew Bird

Fly Moon Royalty lit up the KEXP stage this afternoon with their glorious, funky jams. Originating as a twosome in Seattle in 2011, with the powerful voice of Adra Boo and the rapid rhymes of Mike Illvester, they’ve now grown into a full band, synchronized backup singers and all. Always a crowd favorite, Fly Moon Royalty GetsRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Black Joe Lewis at KEXP

KEXP begins Day 2 of Bumbershoot in-studios at the new home with Black Joe Lewis and his band the Honeybears. The Austin blues singer is three years deep into a cathartic rampage. With the release of Electric Slave in 2013, Lewis shed all extra weight from his warpath. The band name is slimmer, the arrangementsRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Blind Boys of Alabama, Fetty Wap, Chevy Metal, & Tyler, the Creator

“Discovery and exploration” – that’s what AEGLive’s vice president of Pacific Northwest operations Rob Thomas said was the guiding principle of this year’s Bumbershoot bookings. The long-standing festival has held operations at the heart of Seattle for 46 years, always managing to pull in a diverse crowd of all different age groups for a weekendRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 1: Michael Franti & Spearhead at KEXP

KEXP’s stellar lineup at Bumbershoot continues with festival heavy-hitter Michael Franti & Spearhead live on the Secret Stage. Franti has his fingers in many pots. He’s a poet, rapper, and singer-songwriter, who has been spreading positivity all over the world since 1994 with his current project, Michael Franti & Spearhead. Their music blends rap with a wide variety of otherRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Blind Boys of Alabama at KEXP

Before most of the festival’s attendees have even arrived at Seattle Center, KEXP’s Bumbershoot was already underway. Setting a high bar right from the get-go, gospel legends Blind Boys of Alabama opened the festival with an intimate set at KEXP’s Secret Stage. From their humble beginnings nearly 80 years ago as the Happy Land Jubilee Singers, aRead more…

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Music that Matters: Bumbershoot 2016 Pacific Northwestern Showcase

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music that Matters, Vol. 528 – Bumbershoot 2016 Pacific Northwestern Showcase In an episode ofRead more…

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