Category Archives: Bumbershoot

Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

text by Jacob Webb and Anna McClain In 21st century indie rock, “populist” isn’t necessarily a term that a lot of bands would want attached to them, but Thao and The Get Down Stay Down gladly wear it as a badge of honor. On their latest album, We The Common, Thao Nguyen and her bandmatesRead more...

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Bumbershoot Begins!

As the first day of Bumbershoot Music Festival kicks off, KEXP is busy preparing for our live broadcast from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge! Starting at noon you can hear performances from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, ZZ Ward, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Gary Numan and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Didn’t get aRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Bumbershoot 2013

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. Tomorrow, the 2013 edition of the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival will be taking place through Monday at the Seattle Center. BumbershootRead more...

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 - Sunday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more...

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 - Saturday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more...

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Song of the Day: Washed Out - Don’t Give Up

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song comes from Sub Pop surrealists Washed Out. “Don’t Give Up” is the secondRead more...

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Bumbershoot Announces 2013 Music Lineup!

Tonight, during the Prom Night with Allen Stone: The Official Bumbershoot 2013 Music Lineup Announcement at The Crocodile -- you guessed it -- the music acts of the Seattle summer festival were revealed. One of the most exciting acts? Local heroes Death Cab for Cutie performing Transatlanticism in its entirety. Other mainstage performers include MGMT,Read more...

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Live Video: Debo Band at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Debo Band was without a doubt the largest band performing at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge last month, and it’s likely that their 11 members crowding the tiny stage made one of the biggest sounds of the entire weekend. Led by saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, what started as a practice band in BostonRead more...

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Live Video: Alela Diane at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Portland based singer-songwriter Alela Diane stood in for Oberhofer at our Bumbershoot Music Lounge this year, adding a lovely dose of acoustic to calm festival goers. She performed four new songs from her album in progress, as well as played several old ones from Alela Diane and Wild Divine and The Pirate’s Gospel. Bumbershoot canRead more...

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Live Video: The Helio Sequence at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

For better or worse, a lot of musical duos eventually become somewhat of a one trick pony, falling victim to the limited nature of whatever two instruments and style they’ve adopted. The Helio Sequence is not one of those bands. Although the Portland duo has undoubtedly developed a signature style over the course of theirRead more...

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