Category Archives: Bumbershoot

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Trampled By Turtles

As the mythology goes, Trampled By Turtles formed as a side project by the band members in order to get a chance to play acoustic songs together. Now look at them! Featured in mainstream movies and on tour nationally! “The first year of existence of this band was also the last year of existence forRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Ivan & Alyosha

Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha, in the lineage of local powerhouses the Head and the Heart and the Fleet Foxes, are masters of the bright, jangly guitars, tight, soaring harmonies and steady kick-drum rhythms. But there is something distinct about them, too – the band has more joy to it than maybe anything else. TheyRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 2

Sunday at Bumbershoot 2013 was just about as good as it gets at Seattle’s hometown festival. Beginning with Kithkin’s tribal hair-cutting and ending with an incredible turnout in Key Arena for Death Cab For Cutie’s 10th anniversary performance of Transatlanticism and packing pretty much everything else in between, Sunday was a balanced collection of newRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Superchunk

By now most have heard about Superchunk titling their new album I Hate Music, that it is the “dark twin” of their 2010 release, Majesty Shredding. But the only reason to care about an album name is if you like the band that’s naming it. And who doesn’t like Superchunk?? The lively rock group thatRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Redd Kross

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Jake Uitti Today, we welcome punk legends Redd Kross to the Music Lounge. Jeff and Steve McDonald have been around the block and back, both as Redd Kross and as the Tourists, staying alive through three decades of changes to the scene and still bringing a visceral show to theRead more...

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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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