Last Sunday -forYoungModerns had the pleasure of enjoying a solid mix of live music at Bumbershoot 2011. Below we have documented our favorite performances of the day! For more information on each artist, simply click on the appropriate links below. Cheers, FYM.
For FYM, The Jim Jones Revue owned Sunday afternoon with their rapid-fire rock around the clock, loose n’ rippin’ sonic thunder. The English powerhouse won us over with their nostalgic rambling -heavy on the keys, classic sound.
The Jim Jones Revue encompass the finest aspects of the early days of rock n’ roll -fast, passionate, bumbling vibes with a rebel without a cause mentality. They currently are touring North America through mid-September -before heading to France for a leg of shows in October (ultimately ending in London). Check them out in the States while you can, for tunes and more band information click HERE.
The Denver Colorado husband and wife duo -Tennis (Fat Possum Records) shimmered live on day two of Bumbershoot 2011. It’s (butterfly’s in your stomach) -meet me after school music -crowned by Alaina Moore’s (pictured above) soft and stunning vocals. Learn more about their music HERE.
Pickwick has definitely turned into our FYM Band of Summer 2011. We first discovered these champions of Seattle Soul in August -at the KEXP/Seattle Center Free Concerts at The Mural Series. Ever since then we cannot stop listening it their stylized vision of sharp indie rhythm and blues.
FYM had the pleasure of attending two of Pickwick’s performances over Bumbershoot weekend. The very intimate KEXP Lounge show was particularly exciting. The band went above and beyond that session, showcasing just how good they are -while streaming live. Frontman Galen Disston (pictured above) owns a commanding voice that booms with passion -saturated with natural talent. Listen to their warm n’ fuzzy -I got soul, but I’m not a soldier indie pop below:
Jessica Lea Mayfield (pictured above) was also a notable mention for day two standout performances at Bumbershoot. The Kent Ohio singer/songwriter chopped us down to size -with her dark, roots driven dream pop. It’s sad beautiful music, perfect for the closing credits of any HBO series, or rainy fall afternoons in Seattle. For more info about Mayfield click HERE.
FYM’s favorite performance of the day was most definitely seeing piano legend Leon Russell (who rolled up next to The Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center in a black Escalade). The man has worked with everyone (Dylan, The Stones, Harrison, Willie, Sinatra, Clapton, Cocker…) and released an incredible record (The Union) last year with Sir Elton John.
Leon Russell live is a peerless, true piano man (a real deal music icon), backed by an excellent group of musicians -who let loose Sunday night with tremendous heart-pumping renditions of classic rock n’ roll + rhythm and blues (Great Balls of Fire and Jumpin’ Jack Flash left us floored).
Toro Y Moi closed our day two at Bumbershoot -the South Carolina chillwave guru hammered out a smooth set of jams perfect for nighttiming under the stars. Listen to Toro Y Moi HERE. Want more Bumbershoot bands? Head over to FYM’s facebook page HERE for more photos and live video of Bumbershoot 2011. (Editors Note: Click to expand the photos below for greater detail)
Bumbershoot Day Two Bonus Photos: