Photos: Bumbershoot – Day 2 w/ Pickwick, the Dismemberment Plan & Kishi Bashi

Seattle’s Pickwick and Kishi Bashi, plus D.C.’s the Dismemberment Plan had spots at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival. Pickwick, who, on Facebook, lists the Space Needle as their home, are absolutely hometown favorites. After releasing their first album in 12 years, called Uncanney Valley, punk rock outfit the Dismemberment Plan has made all their fans very […]

Bumbershoot – Day 2 Show Review & Photos: Schoolyard Heroes

Schoolyard Heroes @ Bumbershoot, September 2014 Show Review by Abby Williamson Photos by Simon Krane & Abby Williamson Schoolyard Heroes‘ Ryann Donnelly – photos by Abby Williamson Bumbershoot usually brings together old and new bands into one collage of music all over the Seattle Center, but you don’t often get the experience of seeing a […]

Bumbershoot – Day 2 w/ We Are Scientists, Mission of Burma, Big Star’s Third & Falls

Always a favorite here at Back Beat Seattle, We Are Scientists was one of the many bands who performed at this year’s Bumbershoot. It’s been a very busy year for the group, who have toured extensively, and released their fifth album, TV en Français. Big Star’s Third and Falls also made appearances, as did Mission […]

Photos: Tokyo Police Club, Geographer & Said the Whale @ Neumos

Neumos had the great triple bill of Tokyo Police Club, Geographer and Said the Whale on its stage in April. To catch up with these bands, check out Tokyo Police Club’s latest, Forcefield (plus dates all over Canada right now), see Said the Whale also across Canada now through December, and if you’re in California, […]

Photos: Bumbershoot – Day 1 w/ Walk the Moon, Mac DeMarco, the Both & Wu-Tang Clan

After exploring the schedule for Bumbershoot, a few of the artists photographers Abby Williamson and Simon Krane selected to cover on day one included Walk the Moon, Mac Demarco, the Both and Wu-Tang Clan. By the way, the big breakthrough from Cincinnati, Walk the Moon are set to release their second album with RCA in […]