Macklemore has been an integral part of the Seattle Hip-hop scene for over seven years. Hear him craft a lyrical landscape live on KEXP at 5PM, then see him ignite the crowd at Bumbershoot 2011
Catch Pickwick bearing their indie rock soul live on KEXP. Tune in July 20 at 9:30 AM and get a Bumbershoot preview!
Tune into to KEXP’s The Midday Show w/ Cheryl Waters on July 20th at noon and hear Bumbershoot artist Grand Hallway live!
Thanks to KEXP DJ, John Richards for this great one:
My first Bumbershoot was the fall of ‘93, when I moved to Seattle and the Violent Femmes were playing. I walked into the festival, straight to their performance. I worked my way through the crowd and jumped off the stage and was carried until security escorted me out. I left, went around and did it all over again and the security gave me a wink, a smile, and said it looked like I was having the time of my life. I was. I never left Seattle again and have had a warm place in my heart for Bumbershoot ever since.
Denver’s retro-pop trio Tennis began its journey as a band as husband and wife, Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, embarked on a grand boating adventure.
Read all about their sailing trip along the Northern Atlantic in Paste Magazine’s “Getting to Know…Tennis.”
Seattle world-reggae-rockers Kore Ionz warmed up KEXP’s studio last January with their live performance of “Save Me.” Their use of percussive elements and melodic tunes, rich harmonies and positive lyrics creates a lush worldly sound that uplifts the soul and gets the body moving. Check out Kore Ionz at Bumbershoot 2011 on Sunday, September 4th!
After local award-winning Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus passed away in November of last year, Seattle was left grieving the loss of a legend. Local artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made their own tribute to their favorite sports announcer, entitled “My Oh My.” The song received widespread attention from fans and news sources around the Seattle area. Because the song so perfectly personified Niehaus’ character and the memories surrounding the announcement, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were asked to open the 2011 Mariners’ season by performing their tribute live. Watch their live performance of the song on KEXP and be sure to catch them at Bumbershoot 2011!
Ra Ra Riot kicked off Sunday at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge. They really packed the house, but luckily KEXP was there to capture it all. Check out “Boy,” the first single from their latest album The Orchard, now available on Barsuk.
For more of this performance, head on over to The KEXP Blog.
In addition to their set at the EMP Sky Church, Fences also performed an intimate show at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge earlier in the day. In this clip, you can watch them play “My Girl The Horse,” a track off of Fences’ self-titled debut album. The studio version of the song features Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, who also produced the album. You can pre-order it now, or pick it up when it’s released on September 28.
Thanks to pinkandbrown for the video!
The Bumbershoot Music Lounge is a unique opportunity for fans to see their favorite bands in a more intimate setting at the Festival. If you didn’t get a chance to catch any of the shows this year, check out this video playlist (courtesy of KEXP) to see some of what you missed.