With over 1,250 shows on his vocal chords and almost 350,000 miles of touring on his Honda, Astronautalis has honed his craft on the road. He will be sweating out stories and seducing audiences with his genre spanning Hip-hop.
Ladies & Gentlemen, here it is. After 3 years of touring, researching, and writing…my new album is finally done and set for release on September 13th. However, i was so excited about the result, i couldn’t wait any more to keep it from you, so i am giving away the first single for free! This song, produced by Alias (Anticon/Sage Francis), was one of the first i wrote for the record and holds a great deal of personal significance to me in regards to you, the listener, and the life that i have made out of all of your endless love and support. So please, listen, enjoy, and if you like it…REBLOG THIS LIKE MAD! thanks for giving a damn!
Half female and mostly brutal, Witchburn's gritty guitars and moody southern metal tap a classic rock vein with their fierce energy and powerful musical chops.
They are self described as the “sound of rebellion in the voice of a hate-child conceived during a mythological orgy between Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, Ronnie James Dio, and Heart” and will be shredding the stage at Bumbershoot 2011
Seattle’s most experimental Hip-hop danceheads, Champagne Champagne, brought some serious intensity to KEXP’s Cafe Vita Bean Room sessions this past weekend. Check them out on the Fisher Green Stage at Bumbershoot 2011!
I first experienced Bumbershoot in my 20’s and it was everything I needed an arts festival to be: a chance to experience the newest up & coming band, to connect with seasoned veterans, and everything in between - all on MY terms, with MY people. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to fully appreciate a deeper meaning of Bumbershoot, particularly as I’ve taken my kids to the festival.
To paraphrase a quote from the late, great D. Boone: Bumbershoot provides a forum for me to experience the beauty of life through the arts, and allows me to not only teach my kids through it, but to ensure that my kids can teach their kids, too.
My all-time favorite Bumbershoot memory so far is what my then five year old said to me while we were wandering through the crowd: “I don’t like being my height because all the adult butts are in my face.”
Priceless. Just like all my Bumbershoot memories. Just like my kids.
Susie Tennant, PR and Marketing Director, Town Hall Seattle
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Head Like a Kite's Dave Einmo is the man behind the curtain. Hear him chop, slice, and sample his way through Dreams Suspend Night. Already hitting #1 at KEXP, Dreams Suspend Night invokes images of something that feels much larger and captures the sounds of an eclectic America.