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Bumbershoot for the third year in a row.
Bumbershoot for the third year in a row.
Radiation City, the only Oregon band I could find had but a 30-minute set at 3:50 in the afternoon.
Radiation City, the only Oregon band I could find had but a 30-minute set at 3:50 in the afternoon.
Radiation City, the only Oregon band I could find had but a 30-minute set at 3:50 in the afternoon.
Radiation City, the only Oregon band I could find had but a 30-minute set at 3:50 in the afternoon.
Radiation City, the only Oregon band I could find had but a 30-minute set at 3:50 in the afternoon.
Radiation City, the only Oregon band I could find had but a 30-minute set at 3:50 in the afternoon.
New Jersey's Donna Missal,  It was a great surprise to find this new talent!
New Jersey's Donna Missal, It was a great surprise to find this new talent!
New Jersey's Donna Missal,  It was a great surprise to find this new talent!
New Jersey's Donna Missal, It was a great surprise to find this new talent!
Reggie Watts played a great set, extolling the virtues of both kindness and THC
Reggie Watts played a great set, extolling the virtues of both kindness and THC
Reggie Watts played a great set, extolling the virtues of both kindness and THC
Reggie Watts played a great set, extolling the virtues of both kindness and THC
Reggie Watts played a great set, extolling the virtues of both kindness and THC
Reggie Watts played a great set, extolling the virtues of both kindness and THC
Seattle's own Rabbit Wilde are a group of friends who grew up together in Bellingham, Washington.
Seattle's own Rabbit Wilde are a group of friends who grew up together in Bellingham, Washington.
Seattle's own Rabbit Wilde are a group of friends who grew up together in Bellingham, Washington.
Seattle's own Rabbit Wilde are a group of friends who grew up together in Bellingham, Washington.
Marshmello: is he the Bucketed of dance music?
Marshmello: is he the Bucketed of dance music?
Marshmello: is he the Bucketed of dance music?
Marshmello: is he the Bucketed of dance music?
In the Key Arena the crowd was the real show.
In the Key Arena the crowd was the real show.
The Hinds, all the way from Spain.
The Hinds, all the way from Spain.
The Hinds, all the way from Spain.
The Hinds, all the way from Spain.
Topping off the night with Explosions in the Sky
Topping off the night with Explosions in the Sky
Topping off the night with Explosions in the Sky
Topping off the night with Explosions in the Sky
Topping off the night with Explosions in the Sky
Topping off the night with Explosions in the Sky
Bumbershoot was a bonding experience for friends.
Bumbershoot was a bonding experience for friends.
09/06/2016

Bumbershoot Saturday 9/03/2016

Photos By JASON E KAPLAN //

by Jason E Kaplan

It's starting to feel like a tradition for me to end summer by spending a couple of days at Bumbershoot in Seattle. Always heavy on Northwest acts, this year's festival was seemed especially stacked with Seattle bands. Surprisingly, I could only find one Oregon artist -- Portland band Radiation City. Founded in 2010, Radiation City makes a kind of dreamy techno pop that is instantly enjoyable.

In the past I had a surprise discovery coming upon San Fermin whose eclectic sound stood out from the indy crowd. This year, my favorite find was New Jersey singer - songwriter Donna Missal who reminded me of both St. Vincent with a little Bonnie Raitt mixed in. A very powerful and distinctive voice. Another high-point of the day was seeing Reggie Watts who has a unique way of mixing satire and sincerity. After that I spent a little time with Seattle's own Rabbit Wilde -- a folky and pleasant sound. Then for something completely different it was off for a little electronica with Marshmallow. Though I'd never heard of him (and still haven't seen his face) Key Arena was filled with thousands of young ravers who expressed an avid appreciation for the masked DJ.

Then it was back into the daylight where I found The Hinds -- an all-girl group from Madrid, Spain. They made catchy pop-rock that would sound at home on commercial radio or at a college station.

The night ended with some Texas Prog by Explosions in the Sky.

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