Category Archives: Bumbershoot

Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: Mac DeMarco

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco is quite the chameleon. At first glance, he might seem like a lovable slacker with a handful of likable melodies strung over jangling guitars. But take a closer look and you’ll find some brilliantly well-constructed commentary on the state of the in-betweeners. Just takeRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 1: The Lonely Forest

The guys of indie band The Lonely Forest represent much of what it is to be born-and-bred Pacific Northwest musicians. The four, from Anacortes, WA, were launched into the local music scene in 2006 when they won EMP’s Sound Off! competition. This under 21 battle of the bands has been the catalyst for many young local bands,Read more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2014: Day 1 Begins

The word “bumbershoot” means “umbrella,” so perhaps it’s fitting that the first day of the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is under a steady stream of rain. But rain or shine, it’s going to be a great first day of music out on the Seattle Center grounds, with Afghan Whigs, Elvis Costello, Poliça, andRead more...

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Listen to KEXP live from the 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Maybe you don’t live in Seattle, or maybe you have to work all weekend... if you can’t make it to the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival this weekend, let KEXP bring the music to you! All weekend long, we’ll be broadcasting on site from our exclusive music lounge. Listen around the world to liveRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Bumbershoot 2014

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s time for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premiere music and arts festival. The fest is set to take over Seattle Center for three daysRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Other Stuff at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

Yeah, yeah, sure — The Replacements, Wu-Tang, Elvis Costello... Everyone knows how amazing this year’s musical line-up is for the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, but, Bumbershoot has always been more than just the tunes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the art exhibits, lectures, and comedy shows you can check outRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Bumbershoot Preview 2014

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. 422 - Bumbershoot Preview 2014 Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more...

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Bumbershoot Announces Music Lineup for 2014

Thursday, on the Afternoon Show, we revealed the exciting news that The Replacements will perform the Mainstage at Memorial Stadium during Bumbershoot this year. Now, just announced is the rest of the music lineup for the Seattle festival. There are too many KEXP favorites to list, but we’re definitely excited for The Head and TheRead more...

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Live Video: Tamaryn @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Under a blue light on the Music Lounge stage, the New Zealand-born (and, now, New York native) Tamaryn sang a collection of pulsingly-mellow tunes for the Bumbershoot audience. The songs were an interesting mix, with the rhythms almost over-powering the singer’s ghostly, etherial vocals. In this way the music surrounded the audience, with no tangibleRead more...

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Live Video: The Joy Formidable @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Easily one of the most popular bands to perform during our broadcast from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge, The Joy Formidable have blown up since the first time they played for KEXP back in 2010. Their second and most recent album, Wolf’s Law, amps up their shoegazery rock sound to epic proportions, yet their live performanceRead more...

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