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May
27th

Jason Mraz, Kasabian, 3 Inches of Blood among latest additions to Bumbershoot

One Reel announced another round of artists that have been added to Bumershoot 2009, which is scheduled for Sept. 5 to 7 at Seattle Center. The latest additions include Jason Mraz, Kasabian, Audrye Sessions, the Knux, Akron/Family, Vivian Girls, the Devil Makes Three, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Maximo Park, Wale with UCB, Mira, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, 3 Inches of Blood and U.S.E.


Find a full schedule and ticket information here.

April
3rd

Bumbershoot 2009 lineup to include Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse and more

One Reel released a partial lineup for the 39th Bumbershoot Festival, with Katy Perry, Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, De la Soul and Michael Franti & Spearhead among the big names. The lineup that’s been announced so far is below. Find out more here.



Bumbershoot 2009 acts announced so far …


Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, The Long Winters, Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang, World Party, MSTRKRFT, Roy Ayers, Common Market, UH HUH HER, Dave Alvin and

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Dec.
4th

Go to next year’s Bumbershoot really cheap

Meant to post this announcement the other day. Jeez! Bet you never started thinking about Bumbershoot this early before. This is from the e-press release:


Seattle, WA – The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival announces the special holiday (and economically advantageous!) "Insider Deal": a limited edition 3-day pass to the 2009 Festival for only $60. This specially priced ticket is available in time for holiday shopping, while supplies last, exclusively to BumberFan club members; membership is free and available online at bumbershoot.org/bumberfan.


Sigh! I miss the days when you could just show up

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Sep.
2nd

Best at Bumbershoot survey (and a couple more photos)

Another Bumbershoot is history. And among other things that means I have more time to come up with Weekly Weigh-In surveys. Ones that aren’t as silly as that last on about Ice Cube’s gangstaism, even. Yaaaaay!


And this week, I wanna hear from everyone who made the trip north for the big Bumberevent. Click here to cast your vote for which main stage act was best at Bumbershoot 2008.



Del the Funky Homosapien was a hit over on the Fisher Green stage with a set that included some of

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Sep.
1st

Stone Temple Pilots caps off Bumbershoot, day two

I kind of liked Stone Temple Pilots back in the early ’90s, but I’m not especially nostalgic for their sound. Plus, part of me blames them for all those increasingly annoying grunge ripoff bands that made rock radio suck so bad at the turn of the millennium.


So I would have much rather kept kickin’ it over at the Fisher Green stage with 72-year-old reggae icon Lee "Scratch" Perry Sunday night at Bumbershoot. But a lot of people seem to think the STP reunion is a pretty big honkin’ deal. And I felt it my obligation

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Aug.
31st

Bumbershoot 2008 at the halfway point

We’re at about the halfway point for the 38th annual Bumbershoot festival. And here are a few highlights from day two so far.




There’s always eye-catching spectacle to be found on Seattle Center’s International Fountain Lawn during Bumbershoot. This year there are the pro skaters and BMX riders doing their thing on the Rockstar Vert Ramp and today’s coolest discovery, Strange Fruit. Trust me, you’ll want to stop and stare if you’re passing through, like I did en route to Bumbershoot’s rock poster exhibit,

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Aug.
31st

Bumbeshoot 2008 day one report, with a few words from our very own Vicci Martinez

Once again, I’ve got the caffeine I.V. drip going and working wifi. So I can share a few sights and sounds from the 38th annual Bumbershoot festival. The bad news, though, is that festival organizers are only allowing Seattle and national media access for main stage photography this year, which is pretty disappointing considering how many South Sounders make the drive up I-5 to support Bumbershoot. Still, we’ll see if we can’t get a little closer for some shots of T.I. and Stone Temple Pilots today. Or, you know, some kind reader could donate one of those fancy telescopic lenses

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Aug.
31st

Beck’s Bumbershoot set list

I’d hoped to have more photos, notes and audio posted from Bumbershoot’s first day at this point, but had some serious wifi issues up at Seattle Center. but the good news is that now that I’m back in T-town, I can sort through and post some of the stuff I got up there. Plus, I took down Beck’s set list.


And while I love just about everything the Beckster does, this was definitely my least favorite Beck show. It was decent, but the sound was muddy, the performance was disappointingly straightforward with few of those weird live Beckisms

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