The fine folks organizing Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival thought it would be cute to reveal one act per day beginning in May. I wasn’t that amused, especially since I’m really feeling my age and said, “Whoooo??” to damn-near (99%) of the acts. So, I just waited until the entire line-up was revealed.
Photo by: Josh Lovseth
Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with Vusi Mahlasela / Minus the Bear / Mavis Staples / Little Dragon / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / STRFKR / Shabazz Palaces / Warpaint / MarchFourth Marching Band / Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible / Eyehategod / Väsen / Champagne Champagne / Astronautalis / PS I Love You / Yuni in Taxco / Campfire Ok / Meklit Hadero / Caleb Klauder Country Band / Craft Spells / Valient Thorr / Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders / Pickwick / Red Fang / Scribes / Wagons / Shelby Earl / Free the Robots / Witchburn / Nice Nice / Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet / Emancipator / Tomten / Pezzner / LawnChair Generals / The Great Mundane / Natasha Kmeto / DJ Nordic Soul
Wiz Khalifa with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Broken Social Scene with The Lonely Forest / The Kills / Butthole Surfers / Carbon Leaf / Leon Russell / Toro Y Moi / Anti-Flag / Das Racist / Vetiver / Jessica Lea Mayfield / Dam-Funk / Atari Teenage Riot / NoMeansNo / Tennis / Thee Oh Sees / Mad Rad / The Jim Jones Revue / School of Seven Bells / Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band / Davila 666 / AgesandAges / Wayne Horvitz Café Paloma Band / Kore Ionz / Sol / Whalebones / Allen Stone / Massy Ferguson / Tycho / Thomas Marriott’s Human Spirit / Kaylee Cole / Com Truise / HTRK / Lusine / Gail Pettis Quartet / Kasey Anderson and The Honkies / Shigeto / The Sight Below / DJ Justin Timbreline
Daryl Hall & John Oates with Fitz and The Tantrums / The Reverend Horton Heat / Over the Rhine / Phantogram / Grant Lee Buffalo / Urge Overkill / Charles Bradley / Vendetta Red / Sharon Van Etten / Dennis Coffey / Head Like a Kite / YACHT / Greensky Bluegrass / Quadron / Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils / Grand Hallway / You Am I / Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside / My Goodness / LAKE / Beat Connection / Purity Ring / Truckasaurus / Ravenna Woods / Curtains For You / Lemolo / SPLATINUM / Legendary Oaks / Mash Hall / The Horde and The Harem / 214 / WD4D / Ill Cosby / DJ Introcut
Wait. Did I see Daryl Hall & John Oats up there? “One of these things is not like the others” much?
Courtney Love played Bumbershoot in Seattle tonight with her band HOLE – and I missed it. I’m bummed, but I can tell I’m getting old when I don’t have the energy to stand for 6 hours (at least) in the cold, damp evening at Memorial Stadium underneath the Space Needle.
Oh, I’ve been to Bumbershoot before. I’ve seen Beck, The Black Keys, Stone Temple Pilots, and sure–it’s fun. For awhile. Until you feel the dark and achy chill of the evening. I’m just too much of a biddy now to truly enjoy that dirtiness that is nighttime at Bumbershoot. And when autumn began here in Seattle about 2 weeks ago? In mid-August. No. Thankyouverymuch.
I love this song…and I love Courtney. Even (especially?) with all of her Cray-Cray.