Bumbershoot: Friday, September 2 – Day 1 w/Iska Dhaaf, Bob Moses, Kygo, Zeds Dead & More

Oh hey, Bumbershoot starts this Friday! Art, film, comedians, writers, and oh yeah, music take places of honor throughout the Seattle Center grounds’ annual festival. I’ve picked a few acts to highlight for each day; day one includes local and international treats from electronic music to pop. Also, I’m pretty sure this is the first […]

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Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Fri. 7/22

Capitol Hill Block Party starts its annual takeover of Capitol Hill on Friday, July 22nd. Before I get into day one’s highlights, I need to point out that STRKFR will do a DJ set at Neumos on Thursday evening to kick off the festivities. The following days, five stages will have numerous acts, displaying many […]

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Show Preview: Sasquatch Day 4 – Monday, 5/30, w/Thunderpussy, Jamie xx & More

Highlights for Sasquatch’s final day finds Sufjan Stevens sandwiched between three Seattle bands and two electronic artists, making for a very nice mix of music. If you have spent the weekend at the festival, and have any thought of going home early, DON’T – for starters, you’ll miss the sweltering Thunderpussy. You don’t want to […]

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Photos: Bumbershoot – Day 1 w/Iska Dhaaf

Iska Dhaaf was one of the non-electronic acts to play the Pavilion Stage at Bumbershoot. The duo, Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes, has made quite a following here with their absolutely groovy sounds. They’re moving to New York for a few years (Verdoes’ wife is going to Law School there) but first they’re having a […]

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Show Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Fri. July 25th

Capitol Hill Block Party begins Friday, July 25th! We’ll have a special page on Back Beat Seattle devoted to the festival, but here’s the first of a preview of each day. As always CHBP has put together an inspired lineup of bands you actually want to see, so get on it and buy your tickets […]

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