Bumbershoot’s Final Day, Ending On A High Note

Day 3 was a delight, not only was Solange performing (I seriously couldn't wait for that set), but our hometown super stars, ODESZA were capping off the night. But I'll get to that soon enough, lets start from the beginning. The internet is good for many things, one that I discovered recently is to … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot ’17 Had A Sleepy Start Day One, But Ended With a Party

all photos by Morgen Schuler It was a little sleepy at the Seattle Center on Friday night, though we were in the mix of large crowd of teenagers in summer uniforms (read booty shorts and backless cropped tanks) coming out of Memorial Stadium. In fact, as a 35-year old concert goer, I felt old and a … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot ’16 Opening Day: Cautious Optimism

  We were all wondering how Bumbershoot was going to treat us this year. Would it prove to be on the upswing or are we looking at a change to the basic structure and feel that will leave the "old" festival to the history books. The answer: both. It's obvious we're not going to get our … [Read more...]

Steven Tyler Packs Them in at McCaw Hall

I purposefully kept away from any reviews of the first show (in LA earlier this week) of Steven Tyler's Out On A Limb tour before heading out to McCaw Hall yesterday to see him perform. Having only been a passive Aerosmith fan in their heyday (though who could resist "Walk This Way" or singing along … [Read more...]

Sasquatchin’ Day 3: Ooh La La Another, What A Whirlwind!

High wind warnings! Canceled sets! Brush fires! The cow from Twister flying by my face! Day three of Sasquatch was a harrowing whirlwind, and much like the saga of Mecha-Streisand, Robert Smith was the only Cure. Ugh I’m sorry but I HAD TO. Cosmos Newcomers Cosmos recently won EMP's underage … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot 2015: What’s in Store?

Those of us who've been around the area for a while, have very specific feelings about Bumbershoot. Some have been around so long they remember when it was free, put on by the Seattle Center, and usually grumble about how expensive it is these days. Others are annoyed at how it changed from a local … [Read more...]

Women Who Rocked Block Party

The last weekend of July promised the first real rain of the season... and a weekend of music in the middle of the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood. I've had a love/hate relationship with Capitol Hill Block Party for many years with the abundance of drunk bros (both male and female) that tend to … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot Day 3: Ending The Fest in Photos

For the final day of Bumbershoot we're letting our fabulous photographer Dana Pleasant's shots do the talking, so enjoy!   … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot Day 2: Packed With Great Acts, Top to Bottom

Many seasons have passed since Honcho had stepped through the gates of Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and I have grown increasingly weary. No joke, I can’t begin to remember what year I attended last. Has it been that long or has the addition of “little d” and “little h” to the Grouch … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot 2014 Madness: Day 1 in Pictures

At Bumbershoot 2014 Dana, IRW's newest photographer, shared her magical powers for the weekend capturing moments in time that grab you and make you wish you had been there. This set of photos does just that. We have another coming from Day 3 as well so keep a look out for more visual delights coming … [Read more...]