Category Archives: Bumbershoot

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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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Lonely Forest, Elvis Costello, The Both, The Afghan Whigs, and Mavis Staples

The Lonely Forest – 3:30 p.m. The Lonely Forest played its last ever show (before heading on hiatus) on a drizzly, gray Saturday afternoon to a medium-sized crowd of local fans and their hometown following from Anacortes, and it couldn’t have been any more fitting. Emotional, but never overbearing, the band certainly acknowledged that the bandRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Polyrhythmics

Seattle’s own funk masters Polyrhythmics have become well known for their dynamic, hard-hitting live performances and today’s Bumbershoot audience was experience it first hand. Polyrhythmics has made such a huge impact for such a young band, the eight piece orchestra was founded in 2010 by friends Ben Bloom and Grant Schroff. Their impressive roster includesRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third

While we consider all our Bumbershoot Music Lounge sessions “special,” there’s something undeniably extra-special about this one. When main songwriter Alex Chilton passed away in 2010, followed shortly by the passing of founding bassist Andy Hummel the same year, most assumed we’d never hear from the legendary band Big Star ever again. (Co-songwriter Chris BellRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: The Dream Syndicate

Pinch yourself, because this is really happening. Not only are The Dream Syndicate back in Seattle for the first time in 25 years - they also are playing an additional set for the KEXP Music Lounge to bring us as close as possible to this timeless and influential act. From their debut EP through fourRead more...

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