This Week in Books & Music: Bumbershoot and More!

It’s a busy week with an assortment of events that will satisfy all interests, no matter what they might be! (Well, maybe not if your interests involve ASMR videos on YouTube, but you can do that at home!) You’ve probably heard that Bumbershoot is this weekend, but you might not know that some of our very own Bushwick performers are part of the lineup. 



Aimee Zoe‘s here today, with a special selection of Bumbershoot events curated especially for you! (Besides being half of MoZo, Aimee’s also responsible for our stellar Bushwick recordings–check them out!)  


“This is my (*gasp*) first Bumbershoot.  Not only do I get to perform this year, I also get to see two of my all-time favorite bands!

MoZo (Moe Provencher & myself) will be performing in fellow Bushwick Book Club-ian Emmett Montgomery’s variety show, Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery at the Theatre Puget Sound stage Saturday 7pm.

Two bands I love:heart

Heart  – Saturday – Main Stage

I promise, you all know WAAAAAY more Heart songs than you even realize. If I started singing any one of their many hits, you’d be stuck with either the infectious melody or the killer guitar riff in your head for at least the next 4 hours. Ann & Nancy Wilson have been rockin’ my socks off for as long as I can remember.

My early teens were dominated by a passion to teach myself how to play the drums. I learned by watching MTV and playing along with my favorite bands on my headphones. Heart was, and still is, my favorite band (sorry Throwing Muses, I love ya, but I didn’t find you till college).

The Wilson sisters continue to inspire me with their musicianship, strength, and a seemingly unending passion for music. These ladies have the music IN them.  Hear tell, there’s gonna be a 30 minute encore set of Heart performing Led Zeppelin songs. Not to be missed.

The Breeders – Sunday – TuneIn Stage

Kim Deal is a bad-ass. She’s responsible for two of the catchiest riffs ever, “Gigantic” by the Pixies, and “Cannonball” by The Breeders. Even if they just played “Cannonball” for 40 minutes this show would be worth checking out, but guess what?? In honor of their seminal album Last Splash turning 20 this year, they’re gonna be playing the ENTIRE thing, front to back! OMG!

breedersBut wait, there’s more…the current line-up consists of the original Last Splash formation. Jim Macpherson on drums (super fun), Josephine Wiggs on bass (awesome), and Kim’s twin sister Kelley (a bit crazy) on vocals and guitar.

The Breeders live show is sweaty, sloppy, unpredictable, and highly danceable. They also have one of the coolest band names…ever.

See ya there. Aimee Zoe (MoZo)

But what, there’s more!

TONIGHT! Wednesday, Aug 28. 9pm: Tekla Waterfield & friends at the Musicquarium Lounge.

Thursday, Aug 29. 7pm: Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) hosts the Summer Blockbuster: poetry, beer, and a screening of Jaws. At the Northwest Film Forum.

Saturday, Aug 31: Wes Weddell and Nancy K. Dillon on the West Stage at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA.


Also on Saturday, Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery on the Theatre Puget Sound Stage at 7pm! Trust me, you won’t want to miss this show.

Wednesday, Sept 4. 7pm: Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam reading featuring authors from the newest Gay City Anthology, including our own Evan J. Peterson! At Vermillion.


And finally, we just want to say hello to Tai Shan, who is in the middle of her West Coast Tour! Tai is performing her original Bushwick songs along the way; check out her performance of “Cool to be Weird” from the Dr. Seuss show.