bumbershoot : the other stages

In addition to the fifteen official Bumbershoot venues packed full of music, theater, literature, and other spectacle, there are a couple of other stages on the Seattle Center grounds. In general, they feature acts performing in more prominent settings during the festival, but have the advantage of being more intimate and possibly resolving some of your thorniest scheduling conflicts.

The one to watch for is curated by Toyota’s Free YR Radio, located somewhere on the Broad Street lawn that isn’t the Broad Street Stage (confusing! right?). Throughout the weekend, they’ll have interviews, live performances, contests, and supplies to make your own SHRINKY-DINK art (magical!) [bumbershoot]. The tentative list of microsets is listed below.

Saturday Sunday Monday
12:00–12:20 TBA
1:45–2:05 Matt Braunger
2:50–3:10 The Whore Moans
3:55–4:15 Hotels
5:15–5:35 Telekinesis
7:00–7:20 Kay Kay …

12:00–12:20 MSHVB
1:45–2:05 Romance
2:50–3:10 Todd Barry
3:55–4:15 TBA
5:15–5:35 Dyme Def
7:00–7:20 DJ Spooky

12:00–12:20 The Lonely Forest
1:45–2:05 Mirah
2:50–3:10 Visqueen
3:55–4:15 Reggie Watts
5:15–5:35 Soulsavers
7:00–7:20 The Devil Makes Three

The second stage, squirreled away in a secret location and broadcast live to rest of the world via the radio and internet waves is hosted by KEXP. For a few fleeting seconds, listeners had a chance to RSVP for a spot to see them [kexp]. Now, though, they’re predictably booked. However, they’ll be running contests at the aforementioned Free YR Radio tent for last-minute chances to get inside (a huge perk, given the forecast); so drop by and cross your fingers. Otherwise, load up the Public Radio app on your iphone and listen live while you’re waiting for another set to start.

Saturday Sunday Monday
12:00 – Hey Marseilles
1:15 – Telekinesis
2:30 – Gang Gang Dance
3:45 – Os Mutantes
5:30 – Elvis Perkins in Dearland

12:00 – Common Market
1:15 – Sera Cahoone
2:30 – Vivian Girls
3:45 – Holy Fuck
5:30 – Raphael Saadiq

12:00 – Black Joe Lewis …
1:15 – The Cave Singers
2:30 – Akron/Family
3:45 – Vieux Farka Toure
5:30 – Metric

Since these aren’t on the official program, if you see something you like you’ll need to pencil them into the already crowded margins of your schedules.
And while we’re reminding you of things not explicitly listed on the printed schedule, don’t forget to bring a stack of cash and make room on your walls for some new poster art. The always amazing and bank account draining FLATSTOCK returns for another tour in the Fisher Pavilion.

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