I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »
…A few more things are stuck inside here still. Let me scrape them out for you:
• 7th annual one of these things
• will run 52 weeks straight this year (hence, 52 artists; hence, 52 tracks, blah blah blah)
• follows last month’s LUXE comp.
• first track “Pose to” by Zaytoven (feat. Bankroll Fresh, Yung LA, and Twista) out now and listenable below.
• background info: Adult Swim is a television channel that operates at night (from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Eastern and Pacific Time) on another television channel called Cartoon Network.
• foreground infos: http://www.adultswim.com/music/singles-2017/1
NOW that’s it.
Wait. One more thing:
tell your friends!
Adult Swim Singles Program 2017 full lineup (again):
DOOM ft. Jay Electronica
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Low End Theory (Daddy Kev, Nobody, The Gaslamp Killer & D-Styles)
Nef the Pharaoh
Run The Jewels
SAD13 [Sadie Dupuis]
Spark Master Tape
The JuJu Exchange
Waka Flocka Flame
Wolves in the Throne Room
Your Old Droog
Zaytoven ft. Yung La, Bankroll Fresh, and Twista
Zeal & Ardor
Basilica SoundScape is an outlier. It’s sort of a festival, I guess? But it doesn’t feel anything like what that term would stereotypically suggest in the music industry these days. Now in its fifth year, Basilica SoundScape has carved out a weird little corner for itself, becoming one of the more idiosyncratic music events out … More »
Bumbershoot 2016 was a smashing success! Founded in 1971 as a celebration of Seattle’s art and music culture, Bumbershoot has grown considerably into the festival it is today. The annual event is often praised by many in that it not only celebrates big name acts but offers a fantastic lineup of local talent. This juxtaposition of music both old, new, big and small offers an amazing variety that provides a refreshing quality to the Bumbershoot experience. From rock and roll to EDM this festival has it all and this year was no exception.
Friday’s acts kicked off the festival with a bang. The mainstage included an exciting blend of sights and sounds with the likes of Tyler the Creator, Father John Misty, and later Halsey and KYGO to close out the mainstage. Judging by the sheer volume of fans, it was easy to see that Halsey and KYGO were crowd favorites. Halsey in particular gave a fantastic performance that featured a finale that blasted the crowd with rainbow confetti. Simply epic.
Both the Fisher Green Stage and the Starbucks Stage also boasted several phenomenal rock artists worthy of recognition. Two in particular were Chevy Metal and Zella Day. Ever heard of Chevy Metal? If not, you might be more familiar with the band’s founding member, Taylor Hawkins, more popularly known as the drummer for the Foo Fighters. Unaware festival goers were greeted with a rare treat as the band rocked out to Black Sabbath covers and an awesome rendition of “My Sherona”. Zella Day gave a solid evening performance on the Starbucks Stage that featured hit songs such as “Sweet Ophelia” and “Mustang Kids”. Zella Day’s wonderfully enthusiastic performance had the audience on their feet with their hands in the air throughout the entire set.
Saturday’s events was a fantastic mix of music that any fan could appreciate. Mainstage acts featured some of hip hop’s finest. From Flatbush Zombies, Run the Jewels and hometown favorites, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Memorial Stadium (main stage) was likely the most high energy stage over the whole weekend. Macklemore, however, took his set to another level as he delivered a two hour set featuring surprise guests such as G-Eazy and a few members of the Seattle Seahawks. Macklemore stated in a recap Instagram photo: “All for the city” as a proud dedication to his hometown of Seattle.
Smaller stages saw a variety of acts such as Radiation City, Lemolo, Jagwar Ma, Explosions in the Sky and even early 2000’s pop artist, Jojo. Jagwar Ma, especially, was a awesome live set featuring drone-like synth beats and psych rock guitar riffs. Explosions in the Sky later closed out the second stage with an incredible performance complete with their distinctive guitar driven crescendos textured with rolling drums and crashing cymbals. After a long day of partying, Explosions in the Sky was the sweet relief many festival goers needed.
Meagan Grandall and drummer Adrian Centoni of Lemolo delivered an enchanting performance on the KEXP stage Saturday evening. The Hometown dreampop rockers played a fantastic set that featured a great selection of songs off of their latest album Red Right Return. Word to the wise, if you ever have a chance to see this band you will not be disappointed.
The last day of the festival was another mix bag of acts that featured mainstage headliners such as the much anticipated, Tame Impala and locals, Death Cab for Cutie. Tame Impala’s set, simply put, was amazing. The only thing that left fans feeling empty handed was the band’s famed grand confetti finale that was nowhere to be seen. Despite this, the Australian psych rock band still managed to provide an outstanding performance of hit songs such “Let it Happen” and “Elephant”. Long time indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie also put on a fantastic set however fans were so exhausted from the weekend’s festivities that many had already left the festival leaving much of the the audience section deserted. With that said, frontman, Ben Gibbard and band pulled out all the stops playing a collection of songs that both new and old Death Cab fans could appreciate.
The KEXP stage saw some awesome female led acts. In particular, Thunderpussy and Deep Sea Diver both gave fans a taste of some of the best local talent Seattle has to offer. Deep Sea Diver led by Jessica Dobson was the perfect closing act to the KEXP stage as they rolled through a fun selection of tunes from their latest album Secrets.
Now moving on into it’s 46th year, Bumbershoot is set to take place again next year over the Labor Day weekend. If you’re in the area next year this is one festival not to miss.
Death Cab for Cutie
Deep Sea Diver
Explosions in the Sky
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Run the Jewels
Around the Festival
Photos by Erik Rojas
Though FYF has ended, it was most definitely a weekend to remember. With acts that spanned a variety genres including hip-hop, electronic, folk, and pop, there was something for everybody here. Performances from the likes of Grace Jones, Mac Demarco, Kendrick Lamar, and Father John Misty made for a truly epic festival.
DIIV was one of the first acts to open up the festival. The band released their sophomore LP Is The Is Are earlier this year, proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in the field of songwriting. For the most part, their music gives off a sunny vibe that felt like the perfect way to kick off an end of the summer music festival like FYF. Following DIIV, Classixx took the stage and played an array of tracks taken from their sophomore title Faraway Reach. They even brought out guest vocalists from De Lux and How to Dress Well to provide the lyrics for their hits Just Let Go and In These Fine Times. Needless to say, attendees got a little bit more than they bargained for.
Grimes followed, showing that a contemporary performance from the Canadian musician consists of much more production value than what was originally seen when she entered the scene. Rather than taking the stage solo, nowadays she is accompanied by backup dancers and musicians to help her provide a highly entertaining show. About halfway through her set, she announced that she was hit with technical difficulties that offset her timing during the performance of Oblivion. However, any adverse effects were not even noticeable.
Tame Impala was the first of the headliners to take the stage later in the evening. Performing songs that spanned their entire discography, Tame Impala provided festival-goers with unforgettable live renditions of The Less I Know The Better, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, and Let it Happen.
Explosions in the Sky was one of the final acts of the night and took the stage exactly at midnight. Their solely instrumental pieces cast an almost ethereal feeling over the night, and captivated the crowd. The band closed with performances of Your Hand in Mine and Remember Me as a Time of Day.
The day began with Wild Nothing opening up on the Lawn Stage in the early afternoon. They played selections from each of their albums. Songs included Summer Holiday, Gemini, and Live in Dreams.
Next up, Blood Orange was playing on the Main Stage. His set consisted primarily of songs from Cupid Deluxe and Freetown Sound. He was accompanied by special guests to provide vocals on a few of the tracks. Carly Rae Jepsen performed with Hynes on Better Than Me, Zuri Marley on Love Ya, and Sky Ferreira performed on You’re Not Good Enough.
Saves The Day was up next and performed the entirety of their debut album as an homage to to LA, the city where it was recorded. 36 year old frontman Chris Conely was as energetic as ever and the band delivered a very fun performance.
Father John Misty took to the Main Stage and brought his signature folk sound to FYF. He pleased the crowd with songs such as Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings, and The Ideal Husband, and later took someone’s phone and filmed himself with it.
Mac Demarco played the Trees Stage later in the day. His set was completely packed, and to get a spot in the front rows, it would have been a good idea to get there at least one performance early. He was joined on stage with TV comedian and star of the hit show Nathan For You, Nathan Fielder. His show closed with him jumping into the crowd and crowd surfing with the audience. Beach House followed Demarco on the Trees Stage and provided an amazing performance due in part by Victoria LeGrand’s signature voice.
Finally, LCD Soundsystem closed FYF on the Main Stage with an amazing performance that shows that their back in the game for the long run. After coming out of retirement in 2015, frontman James Murphy and his band performed some of their most popular songs.This performance was most definitely the cherry on top of the FYF cake.
This year’s FYF was one of the best, and continues to host the quality acts that it has come to be associated with. After having a lot of returning performers, you may have a great chance of catching some them next year if you weren’t able to attend!