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I’m mad at Bumbershoot’s schedulers

20th Jul 09 (Mon) 4 comments

Bumber-shoot, indeed.

Sunday (9/6) at BumbershootHoly Fuck, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Michael Franti, and Jason Mraz are all playing.  I would like to see all of them (in the order shown above).  BUT… they’re all playing at roughly the same time.  Balzac! If I caught all of Holy Fuck’s hour set (which I would be required to, due to the awesomeness that is Holy Fuck), I’d probably catch 15 minutes of Franti, 30 minutes of Cross, none of Oswalt, and about an hour of Mraz (but he’s the low man on the totem pole for me anyway).

Meh… the main draw for me is HF, David Cross & Patton Oswalt.  I don’t think I can justify a $35+fee ticket and 6 hours of driving for HF and 30 minutes of David Cross.  Oh well…

Anyway, check out the lineup over at bumbershoot.org.  Maybe it works out better for you…

~Dan – np: MC FrontalotFinal Boss

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mini-REVIEW: Michael Franti & Spearhead @ the Cuthbert Amphitheater (Eugene, OR – – 5/24/08)

25th May 08 (Sun) 2 comments

WOW! Fantastic show at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR, last night… it was beautiful day, then it rained for the show… but it was a BLAST!

Openers: Lilla D’Mone Trio with My Ggreat musicianship in a hip-hop, funk soul rock realm. The lyrics were a little lacking in my opinion… they seemed to mean well but fall short. Alas, it’s probably why I gravitate to more instrumental bands anyway. Good pop lyricists are too few and far between. If I had to grade ’em… a B. Blue Scholars a DJ & MC duo from Seattle. They were good, but I spent most of their set in the long and slow coffee line. Hmph. What I heard, I enjoyed (B+). The Coup – they were a very good act. Sort of a rap funk rock thing going on. Played for an hour, very enjoyable (solid A). Too many openers for my taste, but they were pretty good (all things considered).

Michael Franti and Spearhead put on a GREAT show. I had never heard them outside of their samples on MySpace, but my wife (and her boss) wanted to go… and the vibe I heard was good; so what the heck. Anyway, amazing show… good mix of rock, reggae, and hip-hop. I didn’t know the names of the songs, but I liked ’em… and even in the rain, it didn’t stop people from dancing in the aisles (and on the chairs). Oh, he did play a song I knew… Nirvana‘s “Come As You Are.”

Michael Franti

I’m a fan of his music now… great stuff.

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~Dan – np: Bar Kokhba SextetMasada Book Two: Lucifer

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