Bumbershoot preview: The Guerrilla Candy schedule

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Today marks the opening of Bumbershoot and it’s my favorite festival of the year (sorry Sasquatch!).

As with every Bumbershoot, there’s tons to do and it’s going to be a crazy busy weekend of live music and here’s what I hope to catch during the festival’s three-day run. Of course this plan involves seeing very few full sets and hopping from stage to stage pretty rapidly so there’s a good chance I won’t get to see it all, but it’s what I hope to accomplish in theory. I’ve pegged 33 music acts and five comedy sets. I figure if I see half of what’s on my schedule then it will have been a good weekend.

The * in my schedule indicates a KEXP Music Lounge set. I highly recommend checking out one of these sets if you have the chance. It’s a great setting and they always provide excellent performances. Here’s the Music Lounge schedule.

One thing I didn’t factor into my schedule is the Toyota Free Yr Radio stage, which offers up quick, 20-minute sets from Bumbershoot acts all weekend. I pasted the schedule for that stage below since it isn’t on Bumbershoot’s website, but it is a pretty neat distraction and can provide a quick and dirty way to see an act up close and personal.


12:15 TacocaT

1:15 King Khan and the Shrines*

1:45 Missy Higgins

3:15 Gotye

4:15 Doug Loves Movies (comedy)

5:15 THEE Satisfaction

6:00 The Heavy

7:00 Oberhofer

7:30 Jason Isbell

8:30 John Waters

9:30 Jane’s Addiction


12:00 M Ward*

12:45 Theoretics

1:15 Helio Sequence*

1:45 Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

2:30 How Did This Get Made (comedy)

3:15 Tony Bennett

4:00 Yelawolf

4:30 Civil Twilight

5:45 Katie Herzig/The Dirtbombs

6:15 The Promise Ring

6:45 Mudhoney

7:30 Deep Sea Diver

8:00 Fred Armisen (comedy)

9:15 Keane

9:30 Wanda Jackson & the Dusty 45s


1:00 Reignwolf

1:45 Best Coast

2:45 Foxy Shazam

3:15 M83/Ty Segall

3:45 Passion Pit*

4:30 The Wombats

5:00 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

6:00 Paul F Tompkins (comedy)

7:30 Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs

8:00 The Benson Interruption (comedy)

8:30 The Vaselines

9:30 Skrillex

Free Yr Radio stage schedule

Saturday, September 1

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. – Onuinu

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. – TBD

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – TacocaT

5:30 – 5:50 p.m. – Unnatural Helpers

7:30 – 7:50 p.m. – DON’T TALK TO THE COPS!

Sunday, September 2

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. – Nü Sensae

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. – Deep Sea Diver

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Gold Leaves

5:30 – 5:50 p.m. – Katie Kate

7:30 – 7:50 p.m. – The Young Evils

Monday, September 3

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. – Dude York

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. – The Wombats

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Bryan John Appleby

5:30 – 5:50 p.m. – Noah Gundersen

7:30 – 7:50 p.m. – LP

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.