Tag Archives: Bumbershoot Music Lounge

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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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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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: Redd Kross

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Jake Uitti Today, we welcome punk legends Redd Kross to the Music Lounge. Jeff and Steve McDonald have been around the block and back, both as Redd Kross and as the Tourists, staying alive through three decades of changes to the scene and still bringing a visceral show to theRead 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: 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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Live Video: The Young Evils at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

The Young Evils have a far from evil stage presence, even despite their not always so sunny lyrics. Known instead for their infectious melodies and nearly deadpan male/female vocals, via fronting duo Troy Nelson and Mackenzie Mercer, the Seattle band brought to the Bumbershoot Music Lounge a typically youthful energy to the Bumbershoot Music LoungeRead more...

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Live Video: King Khan & The Shrines at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Easily one of the highlights of the already stellar lineup during KEXP’s broadcast from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge over Labor Day weekend, King Khan & The Shrines, the nine member garage/blues band blew out the Eve Alvord Theater with a rip-roaring performance. Festooned in feathered headdress and lavender coat, King Khan let the group throughRead more...

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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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