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Bumbershoot 2012 Comedy Round-Up

You could easily go to nothing but comedy shows for the three full days of Bumbershoot without too much redundancy. You'd have a pretty difficult time though. The comedy festival within a music festival that happens here every year is kind…

Bumbershoot Review Day 3: The Vaselines

The Vaselines have always been a somewhat obscure band despite their important place in rock history. Formed in Scotland during the 80's by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee nobody this side of the ocean really heard of them until Kurt Cobain…

Bumbershoot Review Day 3: Fishbone

Fishbone has seen and done virtually everything in their lengthy existence. They were early ska-punk pioneers who gained some mainstream success before being obliterated into obscurity. Despite their fall from grace they have continued to…

Bumbershoot Review Day 3: Reignwolf

Reignwolf, aka Jordan Cook, took over the Starbucks Stage Monday afternoon and turned in what may end up being the performance of Bumbershoot 2012. Cook, who goes simply as Reignwolf, played a blues-inspired, grinding, shredding sludge…

Bumbershoot Review Day 3: the Wildness of M83

When M83 took the stage at KeyArena today at Bumbershoot it was reminiscent of the Emperor's entrance in the movie Return of the Jedi - lots of smoke, colored lights, and darkness. There were also, if I'm not mistaken, laser fingers. In the…

Bumbershoot Review Day 2: Mudhoney

As the sun was setting Sunday night a huge crowd formed in front of the Sub Pop stage at Bumbershoot. The adjacent beer garden was also packed with a huge crowd of over-agers pressed up against the fence that separated the kids from them.…