Bumbershoot’s final day includes on outdoor set by G-Eazy! What can be better than that? I am certain the rapper will create a sensation as he performs at Memorial Stadium, nearly right under the city’s Space Needle. Other excellent artists to play on Sunday are Melanie Martinez, Thunderpussy, Maiah Manseur, TroyBoi and Porter Robinson. Before you head out, do have a look at Bumbershoot’s FAQ section, and remember that Bumbershoot tells us, “Smiles, Laughs, Goodtimes, and High Fives” are allowed.
4:10 – Thunderpussy @ the KEXP Stage
Thunderpussy‘s Molly Sides – photo by Tino Tran
About: Seattle’s Thunderpussy doesn’t mess around with their in-your-face rock. In fact, the quartet brings their act to an international stage this November, when they fly to Iceland, where they’ll play Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. But you can see them before the Icelanders.
4:20 – Maiah Manser @ the Starbucks Stage
Maiah Manser – photo by Nate Watters
About: If all I had known about Maiah Manser is that her label is called Freakout Records, which is also home to awesome Seattle artists Acid Tongue, Smokey Brights and others, I’d find that enough to get my vote for Manser as an act to catch. Manser has a beautiful voice, which you’ll also get to hear any time you like on the upcoming Second Skin EP.
4:30 – Melanie Martinez @ Memorial Stadium
Melanie Martinez – photo by Kirk Stauffer
About: Melanie Martinez, a singer-songwriter who gained loads of attention after competing on The Voice in 2012, grabbed a recording contract with Atlantic in 2014. The result? Cry Baby, a thematic album with fairy tale-like themes. One of the tracks, “Carousel,” became American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s theme. Excellent!
5:10 – TroyBoi @ KeyArena
About: London DJ/producer TroyBoi hits Bumbershoot for the first time. His appearance, one of the stops on the Mantra Tour, means we can experience some very cool trap music. Don’t know what trap music is? It’s a deep and heavy electronic wonder, that’s what it is.
5:50 – G-Eazy @ Memorial Stadium
About: One of my very favorite picks for Bumbershoot is Oakland rapper G-Eazy (real name: Gerald Gillum). You probably know the song “Me, Myself & I,” and there’s even more stuff to dig on that song’s album, When It’s Dark Out. G-Eazy is a great performer, and fans will go wild. They will.
10:00 – Porter Robinson @ KeyArena
About: And. . . closing out the festival is American producer/DJ Porter Robinson. He kind of does every genre in his work. Just twenty one years old at the time of his first EP, 2011’s Spitfire, Robinson has become a huge force in electronic music. His album, Worlds, got entirely remixed by bands such as ODESZA, Mat Zo and Chrome Sparks. See, they like him, too.