Tag Archives | Bumbershoot 2009


Bumbershoot preview: Lenka

On the Bumbershoot schedule this year, Australian-born, LA-based singer/songwriter Lenka is the closest thing to a pop star on the roster. When Lenka is at her best is when her songs are ridiculously catchy, upbeat and fun. When she played at the Triple Door at the beginning of the year, I wrote: She’s lovely and her songs […]

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Bumbershoot preview: Dyme Def

On their Jay-Z sampling single “The Game Needs Me”, Dyme Def made one of my very favorite boasts in hip hop: “I’m the future, wondering where the past went; I’m ahead of my time so the future is past tense.” Modesty isn’t Dyme Def’s most visible trait but it doesn’t seem unfair. The young trio […]

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Bumbershoot preview: Head Like a Kite

Head Like a Kite has long been an imaginarily favorite band, especially live. The duo of frontman Dave Einmo and drummer Trent Moorman are two musicians who understand music inside and out. Listening to HLAK is a joy because they are often experimenting with textures or different instruments while still going ahead and rocking. There […]

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Imaginary Interview: Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot, the arts and culture festival that takes place every year during Labor Day weekend, has been a staple in the northwest for thirty-nine years. It brings a diverse and eclectic mix of artists and fans to the 74-acre Seattle Center campus every year. There are several stages that are dedicated to music, theater, literature, […]

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Bumbershoot adds Cold War Kids, Old 97s, Yeah Yeah Yeahs; releases full schedule

Late last night, Bumbershoot unveiled their final lineup for the Labor Day weekend festival this year (barring any unforseen cancellations, of course). As usual, it looks like a pretty great lineup. I was especially thrilled that The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be playing a Main Stage show. Also added were Cold War Kids and Old 97s, also […]

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Bumbershoot unveils more artists

The lineup for Bumbershoot is starting to fill out and they just unveiled about 60 artists yesterday. The additions are: Jason Mraz / Kasabian / Audrye Sessions / The Knux / Akron/Family / Vivian Girls / The Devil Makes Three / Elvis Perkins in Dearland / Maximo Park / Wale w/ UCB / OTEP / […]

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Bumbershoot announces more acts

Bumbershoot announced some more acts late yesterday afternoon (and one unfortunate cancellation). The new addtions are Franz Ferdinand, Eugene Mirman, Os Mutantes and Janelle Monae. The act who cancelled is The Ting Tings, who cited a scheduling conflict (that scheduling conflict is becoming the opening act on Pink's forthcoming tour). The full schedule will be […]

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First acts confirmed for Bumbershoot

I doubt this is an April Fool’s joke so I’ll put it out there, Bumbershoot announced the first list of acts to play this year. There are certainly some that I’m really excited to see (some again) and others I’ll pass on. I know there’ll be a lot of people bitching about Katy Perry but […]

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