bumbershoot 18

Bumbershoot – Saturday – 9/1/18
~Dagmar

Show Preview: Bumbershoot, Sun. 9/2 – Part 2
~Dagmar

Picking up where I left off on Bumbershoot’s Sunday mega schedule, I’ve got more great electronic music and country music. . . and. . . Phoenix, whom I think a huge portion of Sunday’s audience will clamor to see. If you cannot get in, since they’re playing outside, you can hang around as close as possible to listen.

GG MAGREE @ Ex Hall Stage, 6:05-6:50


GG MAGREE

Top 3 Artist Facts:

GG MAGREE is an Australian DJ.

She has her own clothing line and music label called Yeah Pussy.

She likes to wear designer clothing.

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Elohim @ Ex Hall Stage, 7:05-7:55


Elohim

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Elohim’s debut self-titled album was released this year.

She worked with Whethan on the track “Sleepy Eyes.”

Anxiety has been an issue she struggles with.

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Brent Amaker & the Rodeo @ KEXP Stage, 7:45-8:30


Brent Amaker & the Rodeo

Top 3 Artist Facts:

You may have heard their music on the TV shows Californication and Weeds.

Or more recently on Big Little Lies.

Their live shows kick ass.

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Deorro @ Ex Hall Stage, 9:45-11:00


Deorro

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Deorro has a record label called Panda Funk.

He’s a DJ from California, specializing in house music.

At one point, Deorro and his family were homeless.

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Phoenix @ Fisher Green Stage, 9:45-11:00


Phoenix – photo by Emma Le Doyen

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Indie band Phoenix are from Versailles, France.

Every one of their six albums have been very well received.

So well received that their album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, won a Grammy Award in 2010.

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Sunday, September 2nd Full Schedule

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Show Preview: BumbershootSunday, September 2ndPart 1
~Dagmar

The final day of Bumbershoot has a huge lineup of female performers. So many, in fact, I split the day’s highlights into two. Part one, exclusively female, includes artists from Kailee Morgue to Olivia O’Brien. There are some hard choices to make on this midafternoon schedule.

Kailee Morgue @ the Main Stage, 1:45-2:15


Kailee Morgue

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Her song “Medusa” is based on the mythological figure, Medusa, who Morgue explains, “. . . was cursed with snakes for hair and a hideous face over something that wasn’t her fault. It’s actually a tragic story, but people perceive her as a monster. So, she takes on the leadership role of the ‘broken’ in the song.”

She’s interested in Wicca.

She provided the vocals to Norwegian artist Bearson’s “Go To Sleep.”


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The Pink Slips @ the Main Stage, 2:40-3:15


The Pink Slips

Top 3 Artist Facts:

The five-piece band bases itself in Los Angeles.

Singer Grave, is actually the alter ego of singer Grace McKagan.

McKagan is the daughter of Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, with wife Susan Holmes, designer and model.

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Ella Vos @ Fisher Green Stage, 2:55-3:30


Ella Vos – photo by Joanna Rentz

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Vos experienced postpartum depression after she gave birth to her son.

She’s gained a strong reputation for being a feminist artist.

She did a track-by-track commentary on her album Words I Never Said over at Nylon.

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Trevor Little @ Ex Hall Stage, 3:10-3:40

See Friday, August 31st

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Carlie Hanson @ the Main Stage, 3:45-4:15

Carlie Hanson

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Hanson is only 18 years old.

She’s opened for Troye Sivan.

This summer, Hanson talked about her sexuality with Gay Times.

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Jillian Jacqueline @ Mural Ampitheatre, 3:45-4:15


Jillian Jacqueline

Top 3 Artist Facts:

That’s her first and middle name; her last name is Arciero.

Jacqueline just got engaged in March.

She dueted with Keith Urban on the song “If I Were You.”

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Jade Bird @ Mural Amphitheatre, 4:35-4:05


Jade Bird – photo by Kirk Stauffer

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Bird is a Londoner country artist.

She started doing shows in her early teens.

She covered Son House’s 1965 blues track, “Grinnin’ in Your Face.”

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Olivia O’Brien @ Fisher Green Stage, 4:45-5:35


Olivia O’Brien – photo by Kirk Stauffer

Top 3 Artist Facts:

A Californian, O’Brien released her debut EP, It’s Not That Deep, in 2017.

She was fifteen years old when she provided vocals for gnash’s “i hate u, i love u.”

Director Chandler Lass directed the videos for “Empty” and “RIP.”

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Bishop Briggs @ the Main Stage, 4:45-5:30


Bishop Briggs – photo by Kirk Stauffer

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Briggs wrote the music and lyrics on her debut album, Church of Scars.

Born in London as Sarah Grace McLaughlin, Brigg’s song “River” was her breakthrough song.

She worked with Cold War Kids last year on the track “So Tied Up.”

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Sasha Sloan @ Mural Ampitheatre, 5:25-6:10


Sasha Sloan

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Sasha Sloan’s real name is Alexandra Artourovna Yatchenko.

She sang on Odesza’s song, “Falls.”

Sloan has worked with Charli XCX.

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Sunday, September 2nd Full Schedule

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Day two of Bumbershoot is tomorrow, Saturday September 1st. What a great way to begin a whole new month. As on Friday’s schedule, I’m highlighting a lot of electronic music. This year has yet another excellent lineup in that genre, my favorite.

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Trevor Little @ Ex Hall Stage, 3:10-3:40

See Friday, August 31st

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Ducky @ Ex Hall Stage, 4:00-4:40


Ducky

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Ducky is a Los-Angeles based DJ who began DJing at the age of 13.

Real name Morgan Neiman, she has a fantastic anime look.

She recently did a mix on BBC1.

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DJ Khanvict @ Ex Hall Stage, 5:00-5:45


DJ Khanvict

Top 3 Artist Facts:

DJ Khanvict immigrated from Pakistan to Canada in 2001.

His name in real life is Asad Khan.

In July, he played a Canada Day celebration in Burnaby, BC.

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Marian Hill @ Fisher Green Stage, 6:00-6:40


Marian Hill

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol are Marian Hill.

The pair met in high school, and stayed in touch through university.

Marian Hill got its name from musical The Music Man. Two characters’ names were combined: Marian Paroo and Harold Hill.

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Illenium @ the Main Stage, 7:35-8:35


Illenium

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Illenium’s worked with artists such as Daya and Quinn XCII.

He has his own musical label, Kasaya.

If you refer to him as Mr. Miller, he’ll probably respond. His given name is Nicholas Miller.

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Chromeo @ Fisher Green Stage, 9:45-11:00


Chromeo

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Chromeo’s fifth album, Head Over Heels, just came out in June 2018.

The duo, David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, have great legs.

Macklovitch’s home was recently featured in Architecture Digest. Cool place!

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Tritonal @ Ex Hall Stage, 9:45-11:00


Tritonal

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Tritonal has released many singles and remixed many, many songs.

The busy duo have done a couple styles of electronic music: house and trance.

Tritonal’s showed some love for Sweden by picking Swedish singer SHY Martin for the title track of 2016’s Painting With Dreams.

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Saturday, September 1st Full Schedule

Bumbershoot – Friday 8/31/18
~Dagmar

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Friday, August 31st

Bumbershoot 2018 has arrived! Loads of great music and all sorts of fun await at the Seattle Center, where the weather should be mellow and not raining. While you can build your own Bumbershoot schedule here, I’ve gone through the schedules for all three Bumbershoot days and made some picks. Keep checking, as I’ll have previews for Saturday and Sunday coming up.

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Let’s Eat Grandma – photo by Charlotte Patmore

Let’s Eat Grandma @ Fisher Green Stage, 2:10-2:40

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Let’s Eat Grandma’s Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have known each other since they were children. They met in school when they were four years old!

The British pop duo released their second album on Transgressive Records, I’m All Ears, just this year.

Their track “I Will Be Waiting,” just got remixed by Baths.

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Trevor Little @ Ex Hall Stage, 3:30-4:10


Trevor Little – photo by Final Girl Photo

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Trevor Little is the resident DJ at Foundation Nightclub in Seattle.

From the Northwest, Little’s primary genre is house music.

He’s created a Soundcloud page where you can hear his stuff.

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episcool @ Ex Hall Stage, 4:40-5:25


episcool

Top 3 Artist Facts:

episcol’s music has been featured on BangerSound, a site including a variety of acts, all working together.

Real name Emily Patterson, episcool has played numerous shows this summer.

She is a cofounder of [sus] collective, a music label with other arts.

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Poolside @ Fisher Green Stage, 4:55-5:35

Top 3 Artist Facts:

The Los Angeles duo remixed the song “Planet Caravan” by Black Sabbath.

Poolside’s Filip Nikolic was the bassist for Junior Senior. How I miss that band.

They create what they call Daytime Disco playlists on Spotify.

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Jake Crocker @ Ex Hall Stage, 5:45-6:30


Jake Crocker

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Crocker debuted his first single, “Gone,” in July.

He’s worked with Raz Simone.

He also played this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party, so he’s festival ready!

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RL Grime @ the Main Stage, 5:45-6:45


RL Grime

Top 3 Artist Facts:

RL Grime brings you trap and bass.

He’s made a little extra cash by making some music for an Apple ad (who can blame him?”

His newest album, Nova, is his best seller. In fact, it hit number one on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums.

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Elderbrook @ Ex Hall Stage, 6:50-7:50


Elderbrook

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Real name Alexander Kotz, Elderbrook is on his Sleepwalking Tour.

Sleepwalking, you ask? That’s his latest single, out now.

Elderbrook received a Grammy nomination for the song “Cola,” which he collaborated with fellow Brits Camelphat on.

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Gryffin @ Fisher Green Stage, 7:05-7:55


Gryffin – photo by Koury Angelo

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Gryffin’s a New Yorker, who trained as a classical pianist.

Artists he’s worked with include Bipolar Sunshine and Illenium.

Just this month, he released a dance track called “Tie Me Down,” with Elley Duhé.

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The Chainsmokers @ the Main Stage, 9:35-10:50

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Duo the Chainsmokers are one of the biggest EDM artists out there.

Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart made that song with Chris Martin, “Something Just Like This.” You probably know it.

They’ve got Camila Mendes in their video for “Side Effects.” That’s amazing.

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Lane 8 @ Ex Hall Stage, 9:45-11:00


Lane 8 – photo by Jason Siegel

Top 3 Artist Facts:

Lane 8 has his own record label, This Never Happened.

AKA Daniel Goldstein, hear his new work, Little By Little, over on SoundCloud.

His song “The Disappearance of Colonel Mustard” is a nod to the board game Clue.

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Jack Beats @ USC Chihuly Glass & Garden


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Top 3 Artist Facts:

Jack Beats is actually a London-based pair of DJs.

They’re Beni G (the British Ben Giffin) and Plus One (the Scottish Niall Dailly).

Dailly said, in, OWSLA, “If a year ago someone had said our music would come out on a major label across the world I’d have fallen over laughing,. . . We began life as an underground crew making tunes for Sunday night hardcore clubbers.”

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Friday, August 31st Full Schedule

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