Neko Case performed on Bumbershoot’s sold out Mainstage on Saturday night, and she rocked the house. Check out this video of her performing “This Tornado Loves You,” via katieparker, who had this to say:
“I didn’t take much video during Neko’s set, but I had to record her singing ‘This Tornado Loves You,’ since it is one of my absolute favorites. She dedicated the song to her missing three-legged cat, Wayne, who she is afraid got eaten by a coyote. She said he got his name because one of his legs was stepped in by a cow, but he’d use it as sort of a hockey stick, like Wayne Gretzky. Poor kitty.”
If you missed NANDA’s “acrobaticalism” at Bumbershoot this year, you can at least get a taste of it in this video. They performed all three days at Bumbershoot - Saturday and Sunday on the Fountain Lawn (seen in this video) and at the Performing Arts Stage on Monday. Their tireless combination of kung-fu, comedy, and dance is one of a kind.
Thanks to melodiesintheair for the link!
During Weezer’s Sunday night set at Bumbershoot’s Mainstage, frontman Rivers Cuomo decided to go rogue. He ran through the crowd and climbed on top of a Porta-Potty at the end of “My Name Is Jonas,” (just before the start of this video).
He continued climbing all over the place “Beverly Hills,” including a stack of plywood, to a dumpster, and up on top of a container just besides the amped up crowd - check it out in this video.
Thanks to amosays for the link!
Before Flavor Flav achieved infamy on reality television, he was already a superstar as the hype man for Public Enemy. The group performed at Bumbershoot ‘04 as a part of Hip-Hop 101 with Nas, Massive Monkeys, and Byrdie. 2004 was a big year for the group - that April, Public Enemy was ranked #44 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”
To see more photos from past Bumbershoots, check out our gallery of the past 40 Years in Photos, created in honor of Bumbershoot’s 40th anniversary. Remember - you can still get tickets at the Festival gates each day starting at 10:30am.
Everyone’s talking about J. Cole these days. Whether you’re just now starting to pay attention to him or you’re already a diehard fan, you should check out his episode of BET’s Rising Icons in this video. He talks about how he came to be Jay-Z’s protege, and you get to hear his take on the behind-the-scenes workings of the music industry. Plus, he performs “Who Dat,” “A Star Is Born,” and “It Won’t Be Long.”
Buy your Standard Tickets now for Monday, September 6 to see J. Cole play the Mainstage with Drake and Mary J. Blige. Don’t wait!
At Bumbershoot, we do our best to accommodate every music fan. Every year, American Sign Language interpreters will be signing at select shows. They do a tremendous job as evidenced by the video above from the Black Eyed Peas’ performance of “My Humps” at Bumbershoot 2009.
American Sign Language interpreters will be on hand at the following shows during this year’s Festival:
Neko Case, at the Mainstage from 7:15 - 8:30pm
Bob Dylan, at the Mainstage from 9:00 - 10:30pm
Brian Vogan, at the Northwest Court Stage from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Chris Pureka, at the Northwest Court Stage from 2:45 - 3:45pm
Bring the Rock with Greg Behrendt, at Comedy Stage South from 6:15 - 7:15pm
Patton Oswalt & Friends, at Comedy Stage South from 8:00 - 9:00pm
Drake is such a hot commodity these days, MTV is putting most of their promotion for the 2010 Video Music Awards on his deserving shoulders. Check out this clip of Drake channeling Frank Sinatra with some Young Money flair. Even if you aren’t an avid MTV watcher, his effortless cool in this video will make you want to tune in for his performance alone.
Honestly, why wait a week and see him on TV when you can buy your Standard Tickets now to see Drake on the Mainstage at Bumbershoot on Monday, September 6 with J. Cole and Mary J. Blige. Don’t miss advance pricing, available at Bumbershoot.org through September 1. Ticket prices go up at the gates, so buy now.
The Indigo Girls played Bumbershoot in 1999, right before the release of their seventh studio album, Come On Now Social. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been going strong as a duo since they first began performing together as the Indigo Girls in 1985. To celebrate their success, they just released Staring Down the Brilliant Dream, a two-disc compilation of their best live performances from 2006 to 2009.
It’s time for you to make your own #Bumbermemory! Bumbershoot is less than a week away, and you only have until tomorrow at midnight to buy your tickets at their advance prices. Don’t wait - get your tickets now!