A Love Letter to Death Cab For Cutie: Bumbershoot Day Two

I have a lot of weird blind spots when it comes to music, I've been finding out. One of them is Death Cab For Cutie, whom I've listened to for as long as they've existed, but have never seen them live. I don't know why. Perhaps it's because they only played at big festivals, or because I fancied … [Read more...]

Julia’s 5 Best Bumbershoot 2013 Moments: Day One

As a Seattle native, I've grown up going to Bumbershoot a whole lot. I'm the asshole who interrobangs "160 dollars?! I remember when it was ten bucks. And THAT was a DONATION!" But here I am, getting my 'Shoot on and realizing that this festival is probably worth the money. And every time I stumble … [Read more...]

Prombershoot Lineup with Allen Stone

The last two nights at The Crocodile have been full of funk and surprises. Katrina and I headed out to Prombershoot (the prom-themed Bumbershoot announcement lineup party) Thursday with little to no idea what to expect. The thought of Prom to a 30-something like myself brings about annoyance, … [Read more...]

El Vez at Bumbershoot

There's always a crazy costume or two to be found at Bumbershoot. This year it wasn't just the fans or participants in Elvistravaganza, El Vez got into the act as well (though weirdly they do sound an awful lot alike). Natalie dropped in on their set and this one you don't want to miss. … [Read more...]

Bryan John Appleby at Bumbershoot

Bryan John Appleby (BJA) has been on IRW's radar for a very very long time. You've heard Julia gush about his live performances, Morgen has shot so many of his shows that she's lost count and now we've sucked Natalie into the mix. He has a way of mesmerizing you without a hint of egotism and you … [Read more...]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Bumbershoot

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are super sweet and their music is light and fun. Just what you'd expect if someone describes a band as "pop". A little bit rock, a little eighties synth and a lead male vocalist using a slightly higher-than-typical pitch. You can almost see the black and white album … [Read more...]

Ty Segall at Bumbershoot

It's a known fact that Ty Segall is a dynamo on stage. He may look unassuming as he comes on stage but that's when the low-key ambiance gets kicked into high gear. Natalie caught him in the act with this great gallery. … [Read more...]

Krist Novoselic with The Vaselines at Bumbershoot

In case you missed it, Krist Novoselic (of Nirvana fame) joined The Vaselines onstage as Bumbershoot was winding to a close Monday night. ¬†As they played "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam," Krist helped out on accordion... of course. The Vaselines have been around for ages but they came into the … [Read more...]

Rebirth Brass Band at Bumbershoot

Last year Bumbershoot brought us the full band sound of Trombone Shorty and this year it was the Rebirth Brass Band. Check out Natalie's shots of this fantastically fun set. … [Read more...]

Passion Pit at Bumbershoot

Passion Pit has an insanely energetic front man whom always comes away with a sweaty shirt. That's ok though, he's got a pretty face. Check out Natalie's shots from their Bumbershoot set. … [Read more...]