Bumbershoot 2017 Top 10
We were lucky enough to cover one of the best festivals in Seattle over Labor Day weekend. I don’t ever remember the event having such perfect weather as the sun was out all three days making it a joy. Seattleites filled the area around Seattle Center reminding us how great it is to have an in city festival. There were a lot of major acts along with up and coming artists and there so much to hear and discover. The setup at the new KEXP home is still one of our favorite stages to catch some talented local artists. We saw incredible sets by Lorde, Die Antwoord, Odesza, Solange, Dillon Francis, Big Sean, ZZ Ward, LEON, Foster the People, J GRGRY, PVRIS, Crater, Dude York, and many more. Below are the acts that caught our ears, and eyes, making them worth checking out in the future.
10. White Reaper
The garage rock band from Louisville opened up the final day of Bumbershoot with a bang. Loud guitars and catchy hooks made this band one of my favorite rock acts for the whole weekend. They have just embarked on a nationwide tour opening for Spoon and Post Animal supporting their The World’s Best American Band release album.
9. Lil Yachty
8. Deap Vally
5. The Skins
The R&B rock group from Brooklyn was named one of the artists to look out for in Rolling Stone last year, and I’m sure glad I looked out for them last weekend. Powerful vocals matched with the beat of their live band made for a great start to Saturday’s festivities. Pick up Still Sleep and get into this great band!