Tag Archives: Bumbershoot 2016

Bumbershoot 2016, Day 3: Billy Idol, YG, Cashmere Cat, Manatee Commune, & So Pitted

Wow, another year of Bumbershoot action already over, and what a ride it was! This year’s festival was truly a different beast. With the new overhead having a full year to strategize and plan logistics, it seemed like by day 3, a lot of these were starting to go out the window. Crowd rushing inRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 3: Sub Pop, Shaprece, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie

With a rare chunk of time to spare between great acts at Bumbershoot, a stop at the Sub Pop installation was in order. A short walk down the hill from KEXP to the International Fountain Pavillion to check out the installation and pop-up shop from the legendary Seattle label. Only up for the weekend, the Sub PopRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Throngs of people filled Memorial Stadium during Bumbershoot to watch Seattle’s favorite son headline night two of his hometown festival.  The excitement in the audience was palpable, buzzing with anticipation, bursting into a deafening roar at any small hint that the show might be starting—a flash of light, the quieting of a song, any sign of the manRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Black Joe Lewis, JoJo, Dude York, Reggie Watts, & Manatee Commune

Bumbershoot 2016’s middle day was an interesting one. With a line management fiasco at the Key Arena the day before, police ran the line down the main drag, roping off necessary crosswalks and rerouting people trying to get their chicken burrito on at Chipotle into tree beds and bushes. And while strobe after strobe atRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Erik Blood at KEXP

Producer and musician Erik Blood is a Seattle icon, working releases for a broad roster of local artists, including Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, The Moondoggies, and TacocaT. Released earlier this year, the influence of his diverse collaborations is apparent in his new record Lost in Slow Motion. It’s an absolute stunner, featuring local talents Palaceer Lazarro (of ShabazzRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Fly Moon Royalty, St. Lucia, Chastity Belt, Andrew Bird

Fly Moon Royalty lit up the KEXP stage this afternoon with their glorious, funky jams. Originating as a twosome in Seattle in 2011, with the powerful voice of Adra Boo and the rapid rhymes of Mike Illvester, they’ve now grown into a full band, synchronized backup singers and all. Always a crowd favorite, Fly Moon Royalty GetsRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Black Joe Lewis at KEXP

KEXP begins Day 2 of Bumbershoot in-studios at the new home with Black Joe Lewis and his band the Honeybears. The Austin blues singer is three years deep into a cathartic rampage. With the release of Electric Slave in 2013, Lewis shed all extra weight from his warpath. The band name is slimmer, the arrangementsRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Blind Boys of Alabama, Fetty Wap, Chevy Metal, & Tyler, the Creator

“Discovery and exploration” – that’s what AEGLive’s vice president of Pacific Northwest operations Rob Thomas said was the guiding principle of this year’s Bumbershoot bookings. The long-standing festival has held operations at the heart of Seattle for 46 years, always managing to pull in a diverse crowd of all different age groups for a weekendRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 1: Michael Franti & Spearhead at KEXP

KEXP’s stellar lineup at Bumbershoot continues with festival heavy-hitter Michael Franti & Spearhead live on the Secret Stage. Franti has his fingers in many pots. He’s a poet, rapper, and singer-songwriter, who has been spreading positivity all over the world since 1994 with his current project, Michael Franti & Spearhead. Their music blends rap with a wide variety of otherRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 1: Blind Boys of Alabama at KEXP

Before most of the festival’s attendees have even arrived at Seattle Center, KEXP’s Bumbershoot was already underway. Setting a high bar right from the get-go, gospel legends Blind Boys of Alabama opened the festival with an intimate set at KEXP’s Secret Stage. From their humble beginnings nearly 80 years ago as the Happy Land Jubilee Singers, aRead more…

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