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the best of Bumbershoot
The Bumbershoot arts festival continues through tomorrow at Seattle Center. Admission at the gate is $14 a day for adults, $1 for seniors 65 or older, free for kids 12 and under (Bumbershoot hotline: 206-281-8111).
Today's best bets, according to Seattle Times staff critics:
-- Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas & Tracy Nelson, 1 p.m., Opera House; 7:30 p.m., Blues Stage - This terrific bill features three strong female singers from diverse backgrounds, united in their talent and dedication to music.
-- Eric Bogosian, 3:15 p.m., Opera House - Always a wild ride, Bogosian uses the spoken word to capture the endearing, funny, frightening and just-plain-weird personalities of a variety of fascinating characters. He's a one-man theatrical experience.
-- R.L. Burnside, 3:45 p.m., Blues Stage - A living embodiment of the Mississippi juke-joint tradition, this 71-year-old blues guitarist is an entertaining and moving performer with a delightful personality.
-- Bumbershoot Film Festival, various locations. Filmmakers Mary Cybulski and John Tintori will be on hand to present "Chicago Cab" (4 p.m., Intiman Playhouse), starring John Cusack and Julianne Moore. Then, check out early films by Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and other established directors (9 p.m., Northwest Court Stage).
-- Whiskeytown, 8:45 p.m., Rhythm Stage - This Austin outfit is practically a genre unto itself, smartly incorporating elements of alternative country, pop and soul in its twangy rock.
-- Joan Baez, 9 p.m., Opera House - Bumbershoot is the kind of event where Baez shines best. Expect some political preaching along with her still pure-voiced and sturdy singing.
|Saw Whiskeytown at
Bumbershoot (a 3 day arts festival) in Seattle on Sunday. They went on
early (9:00) and played for about an hour and a half. Like most of what
I've heard about this tour, they played mostly new stuff, some from
Strangers Almanac (Dancing with the Women at the Bar, Not Home Anymore,
Everything I Do and 16 Days) and 1 from Faithless Street. The lineup
included Steven Terry and Jeff Rice (who both played on SA), Mike Daly on
steel and keyboards(it was his birthday), Caitlin and Ryan, of course, and
one other guy whose name I can't remember.
Gossip: Phil Wandscher, an ex-guitarist, was seen going backstage before the show. He lives in Seattle now and is starting a new band here. Ryan seemed sober and in control (and looks like he's lost some weight) but said that he was going to get fucked up afterwards.
The show itself was fine (although my friend thought it was lackluster). I was front and center and it was marred only by two women behind me who drove all the way from Nebraska just to see Whiskeytown yet proceeded to talk the whole time. Of the 4 times I've seen them it was maybe the 3rd best show. It's kind of weird to hear a bunch of brand new songs all in a row, and very few familiar ones.
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