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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 3

Show Date: September 1, 2008

Bumbershoot on Labor Day was full of great performances, both from local bands and national acts. Check out some great words and photos from the big day! Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden You can usually gauge the quality of afternoon shows at Bumbershoot by following the crowds. If the crowd grows as the […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 2

Show Date: August 31, 2008

Sometimes a picture says a 1,000 words. If that’s the case, then we’ve got a whole lot to say about the rock and roll goodness that was Day 2 of Bumbershoot 2008, as captured by photographers Chona Kasinger, Andrew Waits, Nathan Feder, and Kyle Johnson. Our coverage includes reviews of Tapes N’ Tapes, the Saturday […]

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Bumbershoot 2008:The Old 97s

Show Date: September 1, 2008

Rhett Miller (lead vocals, swinging hips around a strangled acoustic guitar), Murray Hammond (spectacles and long arms loving a long-necked bass in McCartney position, an occasional croon), Ken Bethea (guitars that sound like an American marriage of The Clash with the Mekons), and Philip Peeples (drums fortressed behind a glass partition so no one would […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: John Vanderslice

Show Date: September 1, 2008

Monday afternoon at the KEXP Music Lounge during the Bumbershoot 2008 festival was THE place to be for awe-inspiring, intelligent, emotionally resonant modern rock music. Two Gallants had just earned a standing ovation and been ushered to the DJ booth for an interview by Rolling Stone correspondent Jonathan Zwickel as the comfy hidden venue was […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Two Gallants

Show Date: September 1, 2008

I missed the first couple of songs of Two Gallants' set at the KEXP Music Lounge, which started at 1:15 PM sharp in the dark and elegant venue during the third day of the Bumbershoot Festival. As a teaser for the upcoming 4:15 show for the general public on the Rockstar Energy Drink Stage, the […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Saul Williams

Show Date: August 30, 2008

"This is the future," I thought to myself as a silver suited guitarist, part Vampire-part Blade keyboardist, and a yellow and red warrior whose weapons consisted of a beatbox, rewired toys, and various other electric contraband, took the stage. Fashion aside, the trio were bombarding us with deep rumbling bass and glitched out electronic noises. […]

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Saul Williams freaks the fuck out

I didn't get to see his whole set, but was fortunate enough to catch the last part of of Saul Williams' spoken word extravaganza on Sunday from 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Possibly due to his outstanding, ferocious last night's full-on performance, Williams was winded at this special acapella show, and I had missed the […]

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