Category Archives: Bumbershoot

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Beats Antique

Oakland’s Beats Antique debuted in 2007 with their unique blend of the world fusion and electronic genres, performance art and live instruments. Muti-instrumentalist David Satori seamlessly brings a variety of world influences into the mix, from Middle Eastern styles to afro-beat. The group’s dancer, Zoe Jakes, further experiments with a variety of dance forms such asRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Tamaryn

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Mexican Summer band Tamaryn had a killer year last year. Their debut LP Tender New Signs was not one to miss, meeting the shoegaze resurgence’s wave of mutilation head on with an atmospheric whisper led by a collected muse with the voice of an angel. The band isRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Bob Mould

text by Jacob Webb and Anna McClain As the frontman for Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and as a solo performer, Bob Mould’s melodically heavy songwriting and guitar playing made him one of the most influential figures of 1980s independent music. Along with Grant Hart, Mould was one of the principal songwriters for Saint Paul, Minnesota’s HüskerRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Matt Pond

With 9 LPs under his belt as part of the group Matt Pond PA, Matt Pond has dropped the “PA” to undertake a solo career. This East Coast born-and-raised singer/songwriter began playing music during college and eventually scored gigs opening for bands like Bikini Kill and Superchunk. While his debut solo album , The Lives InsideRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

text by Britta Plyler and Anna McClain Formed in 2007, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside have become staples of the Pacific Northwest music community. It makes sense that their sound has been described as “rockabilly,” because Ford, originally from North Carolina, infuses her own style of southern soulfulness. After moving her musical talents toRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1

Saturday’s Bumbershoot festivities got the 2013 season off to a great start. With the turnout highlight of the day going to rising Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and with a three way tie for most dancing going to !!!, Charles Bradley, and Crystal Castles, the day was an eclectic bunch of gems. Being one of theRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Robert Glasper Experiment

Having worked with artists like Q-Tip, Kanye West and J. Dilla, it’s safe to say that Texan jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper is well connected. His quartet, the Robert Glasper Experiment, includes three talented and multi-influenced musicians; bassist Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone and drummer Chris Dave. The group’s fifth album,Read more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Gary Numan

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Our fourth guest in the KEXP Bumbershoot Music Lounge today kicked things off with some great tunes and a whole lot of nostalgia. Gary Numan pioneered his way through the late 70s and into the 80s with an electronic sound unlike any other. Part goth, part new-wave, partRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Charles Bradley is living proof that it’s never too late to start living out your dreams. He dropped his debut studio album back in 2011 on Daptone Records. Daptone is the easily the most fitting home for his sound – Bradley emanates the spirit of 60′s and 70′sRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: ZZ Ward

text by Britta Plyler and Anna McClain While ZZ Ward may be relatively new to the pop music scene, the pop/blues powerhouse began making music when she was 12. These years of experience and time spent honing her talent helped lead to the success of ZZ’s first EP, Til The Casket Drops, which was released last year. HerRead more...

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