Bumbershoot 2013 Day 2: Diary of a Wanderer

The problem with Bumbershoot is one that every large music festival-goer has had: Sometimes, there’s so much good music going on simultaneously, it’s hard to see it all. Normally you would just pick your favorites of the day, make sure you’re there for those shows in particular, and try to catch … [Read more...]

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...]

Bumbershoot Awards: Jon Gives Out Imaginary Day 1 Trophies

Editor"s Note: Jon Olken is our lovely guest writer for Bumbershoot. He"ll be giving us his totally solicited opinions on all the things all weekend. Check out his preview here and check back for more updates. All photos except Charles Bradley by the lovely Brady Harvey. In the spirit of keeping … [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...]