Tag Archives: Bumbershoot 2012

Live at Bumbershoot, Day 2: Debo Band

Debo Band are all over the place. They are a little bit Ethiopian pop (the band is fronted by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen), a little bit American soul, and the massive amount of brass and instrumentation is reminiscent of Eastern European music. But somehow, all of this works together quite nicely on and off theRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 2: The Helio Sequence

With time, Portland’s The Helio Sequence have only gotten better. In the earlier days of their 16 year career, their balance of complicated drum and electronic textures and strong vocal and guitar lines made for a danceable but complex experience. But with Keep Your Eyes Ahead and the forthcoming Negotiations, due out September 11 viaRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 2: M.Ward

M. Ward has gained hero status within the Northwest folk and indie scene over the past few years, and no single paragraph introduction can really do him justice. But for newcomers and old fans alike, M. Ward’s songs speak to the heart with a power that few possess. With new album A Wasteland Companion, heRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2012, Day 1: Photos

Bumbershoot 2012 started off with a bang yesterday with plenty of sunshine and some outstanding performances from King Khan & The Shrines, The Helio Sequence, and many, many more. Check out photos from Saturday’s performance below:

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 1: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

After their fantastic cover of Wilco’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” went viral in 2010, JC Brooks rose to the top of the indie soul scene with a fresh vibe than channeled the classic Chicago bluesmen of old. His vintage soul arrangements balance old-school complexity and bluesy builds with some professional showmanship toRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week as everyone gets geared up for Bumbershoot, we should also mention some other great shows going on out there. Starting with some heavy rock on Tuesday night at Neumo’s with Black Mountain and Quest For Fire, as well as a show at the Tractor with Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio, ChrisRead more…

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