Posted in music | pictures on September 4, 2008

photos by Chris Graham

Bumbershoot

Darondo--wiry and hyperkinetic in a flashy suit, gold sneakers, and white hat--hit the stage while Moschella and company backed him. The sexagenarian busted astonishing James Brown-cum-Michael Jackson moves, and belted out songs with a weathered tenor that suggested a cross between Al Green and The Spinners' Bobby Smith. He flat-out commanded the stage, delivering everything from moral indignation on "Let My People Go" to deliciously libidinous boudoir funk on "Legs". Dear God in a velour tuxedo, he was nothin' short of a revelation. [Pop Culture Petri Dish]
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The Bumbershoot Festival took place in Seattle over Labor Day weekend. Beck headlined the first of three days. Everyone in this post also played that day (Saturday). More pictures below...

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"Seeing Band of Horses live was a great reminder that an engaging performance doesn't have to be fast or high-energy. They sounded really, really on, like everything just seemed to fall into place, and the general crowd consensus seemed to be "Whoa... these guys are good." And, even though I can't quite say it's my style, I have to mention the mid-set marriage proposal -- she said yes!" [Seattle Weekly]
Man Man...

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Nada Surf are playing a benefit in NYC on September 10th.

M Ward (him)...

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M Ward is also playing ACL.

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Then came Beck.

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Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Estelle, Saul Williams, The Walkmen, Anti-Flag, West Indian Girl, and Kinski also played on this day.

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Comments (22)

what a great weekend. I'm back in Nashville and still recuperating...The Flatstock poster show was another winner. David Cross, Chip Kidd and some girl from some movie came by my booth with kind words.

I wish it was a little easier to see the bigger shows but i'm not complaining. Seattle is gorgeous this time of year.

Posted by vastagh | September 4, 2008 8:34 AM

I'd hit it!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 8:39 AM

Who is the guy in the second Nada Surf photo?

Posted by Kurt C. | September 4, 2008 8:55 AM

For a second there I thought that guy in the top pick was Bill Cosby wearing a wig

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 8:58 AM

looks like cross stopped doing coke.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:11 AM

I love how the !!! frontman always does that same dance move with his arms straight and bouncing off of his legs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:35 AM

real world brooklyn cast member joins shitty local pop punk band Shiragirl

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:39 AM

Cross is / was a cokehead?!?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 11:52 AM

Daronda's resemblence to Billy Cosby really is uncanny

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 12:34 PM

i love that Nick Swardson is still in !!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 6:39 PM

If you wanted better photos,
you should have contacted Chona Kassinger.
She's one of the best photographers in Seattle.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2008 2:12 AM

some douchebag wrote -
"If you wanted better photos,
you should have contacted Chona Kassinger.
She's one of the best photographers in Seattle."

What is wrong with these photos??
These pictures are pretty damn awesome, and after have looked up this Chona Kasinger photographer you recommended, she wouldn't have took better photos than these ones.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2008 12:01 PM

Great pictures.. thanks a lot for sharing these..

Posted by Pariuri Sportive | February 26, 2010 5:28 PM

Darondo's back from live pimpin'! Love love love him...

Posted by just | May 9, 2010 10:59 PM

Does anyone that was at their show at bumbershoot remember what the song they did for the encore was? I think it was love is a place, but i cant remember for sure. If you know for sure id be really grateful. Thanks.

Posted by bijuterii argint | December 21, 2010 3:29 AM

You can see the pashion for music on their faces!

Posted by inele argint | June 2, 2011 3:22 PM

Ooouuuu yaaa...this is a show, love it very much

Posted by pompe | August 7, 2012 3:43 AM

Great show, mystic muzic

Posted by Submersibile | August 14, 2012 1:24 AM

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