Phantogram ::: photo by Josh Lovseth
We’re into the final stretch
Fly Moon Royalty (12:45pm Fisher Green Stage) – Fly Moon Royalty took a 12-gauge shotgun, place it to the side of my left temple and pulled the trigger when they played the Yoga Studio at Doe Bay Music Festival a couple of weeks ago. There were so many good sets (some planned, some impromptu) that took place over the course of that long beautiful weekend, but it is my opinion that Fly Moon Royalty played the best one. I was losing my mind to some of those pop hooks and off-beat key patterns. I fully suspect this band will take off over the next calendar year. Get to know them now so you can maximize those scenester points amongst your friends.
Curtains For You (1:30pm Level Three Stage) -The only band playing Bumbershoot this year that was compared to “wearing a suit with argyle socks” (I’m not even kidding, check the festival website). “Classic harmony-laden pop” may never go out of style but it can be boring as shit. Curtains For You craft together unique compositions for people that tend to “shoe-fly-don’t bother me” pop music. This town is full of harmonies, most are not worth paying attention to, Curtains For You deserve your consideration.
Big Boi (3pm Mainstage) – Daddy Fat Sax, it’s an honor to have you here. Although, I’d be a much happier campier if the “Gemini” to your “Aquarius” were here as well.
Lemolo (4:30pm on Level Three Stage) – Oh deep sigh as I drink my morning coffee, flutter my girlish eyelashes and lookout my bedroom window on a Monday morning that happens to be a national holiday. I love like am “in-like” with this band. You see their videos on this website all the time. I want to lavish Lemolo with compliment upon compliment but I’m working on a tight deadline (Jersey Shore is also on in the background, destroying my brain cells and my vocabulary simultaneously).
Ravenna Woods (7:3opm Level Three Stage) – If a doom metal band used Downy to get those tough stains out, they’d be Ravenna Woods.
Fitz and the Tantrums (7:45pm Main Stage) – If you can dance, you should be here. If you can’t dance, get the fuck out you should be here. “Moneygrabber” is the single of the millennium. In fact, I heard from a reliable news source that this will be the official anthem of the 2012 Presidential Election.
Phantogram (8:30pm Fountain Lawn Stage) – Don’t ever confuse Phantogram with Phospherescent, they are vastly different. In case you are wondering, I prefer Phantogram.
Hall and Oates (9:15pm Main Stage) – Also known as “The Most Anticipated Set of Bumbershoot 2011.”
Fans Bumbershoot 2010 ::: photo by Abbey Simmons
Every day for the month of May Bumbershoot will be announcing an act for this year’s Festival. You can watch the line-up announcement trickle out live via Bumbershoot’s Twitter or Facebook or you can bookmark this post and check back daily. Here’s the eclectic line-up announcement by day so far.
And don’t forget, until May 31st (or until they sell out) you can purchase a special “Any Day Ticket” for $29 — the cheapest you’ll be able to get a single day ticket. This special ticket is not day specific and let’s you choose which Bumbershoot day you most want to attend based on how the line-up shapes up to your liking.
May 1: Wiz Khalifa
May 2: Hall and Oates
May 3: Minus the Bear
May 4: Little Dragon
May 5: Broken Social Scene
May 6: The Kills
May 7: The Lonely Forest
May 8: Mavis Staples
May 9: Fitz and the Tantrums
May 10: Ray LaMontagne
May 11: Leon Russell
May 12: Presidents of the United States of America
May 13: Urge Overkill
May 14: Over The Rhine
May 15: Toro y Moi
May 16: Atari Teenage Riot
May 17: NoMeansNo
May 18: Starfucker
May 19: Grant Lee Buffalo
May 20: Warpaint
May 21: Vetiver
May 22: Phantogram
May 23: Dam Funk
May 24: Reverend Horton Heat
May 25: CHARLES BRADLEY
May 26: Anti-Flag
May 27: Butthole Surfers
May 28: EyeHateGod
May 29: Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible
May 30: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
May 31: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Who are you most excited about?