Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Nada Surf, Twin Shadow, The Reverend Horton Heat, and more

Well, that’s a wrap on another year! Bumbershoot 2014 closed out with yet another incredible day on Monday, seeing the last good weather before a big rain and the last tour appearance by several bands before heading back to the studio. But the farewells were all in great spirits - fantastic sets abounded throughout theRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third, The Dream Syndicate, Bootsy Collins, and more

Too much awesome to keep track of on Sunday at Bumbershoot 2014. Saturday may have gotten the party started, but Sunday is where jaws started dropping left and right. Chris Stamey made the Big Star’s Third performance one of the most beautiful and captivating things that has ever happened on the mural stage at SeattleRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day Three: Julianna Barwick, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Real Estate

Julianna Barwick - 5:30 p.m. If Julianna Barwick had been placed on an outdoor stage, soundbleed would have all but ravaged her performance, so it’s worth commending the Bumbershoot curators for not only booking such an experimental artist, but also putting her in a venue that she would shine in. As unpredictable as Bumbershoot’s lineupRead more...

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Live Review: Jack White at the Paramount Theatre 8/26/14

One snare hit. That’s all the notice the audience received that the curtain around the stage was opening and Jack White was beginning the second of his two nights at the Paramount Theatre with “Fell in Love With A Girl”. Just under two minutes later, he was playing the unmistakable riff to another White StripesRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Rose Windows

When Rose Windows released their debut album last year, it was obvious that the Seattle music scene was in for something special. Founded by songwriter Chris Cheveyo in 2010, Rose Windows has become a band that delivers the perfect amount of ’60s nostalgia while still sounding unlike anyone else. When Cheveyo started recruiting musicians toRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day Two: The Replacements, Mission of Burma, The Dismemberment Plan, and The Head and the Heart

The Replacements - 6:15 p.m. Twelve months ago, you could probably count the number of people who thought the Replacements would ever play another gig on two hands. Paul Westerberg hadn’t played live in nearly a decade and Tommy Stinson had been a regularly touring member of Guns N’ Roses for even longer. But, startingRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Nada Surf

Labor day weekend in Seattle means only one thing to music fans: Bumbershoot! Each year, crowds pack the Seattle Center to the gills for three days of music, comedy, film, and much, much more in one massive celebration of art, local and otherwise. Once again, KEXP brings you closer to the bands you love withRead 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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