Hot! Kickoff Bumbershoot FunOfficially with Guerrilla Candy

Posted by on September 1st, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Grynch Travis Hay (Photo by: Alex Crick)

There is a rush of excitement surrounding Bumbershoot this year. Can you feel it? There are going to be a lot of great local bands there this year. Travis Hay of Guerrilla Candy is throwing his annual FunOfficial kickoff party that also shows off the best of what Seattle has to offer.

Here are the details:

The Physics
Viper Creek Club
Smokey Brights
$10/High Dive/9 p.m./Sept. 2

SSG Music gave The Physics Love is a Business a 9.0/10. Joe Gustav had this to say:

This summer had two long-awaited local hip-hop albums from veteran artists. [Love is a Business] stood apart for sounding unlike anything else before it, future-minded grown-man rap determined to prove that maturity does not equal stagnancy. This one is comfortably in the moment, suspended along with timeless sounds culled from classic records and feelings mined from years concrete in where home is, adult in its lack of concern for progression or promise. If where you’re at is good, stay there. Finding such a place and becoming master of it certainly sets one apart.


We’re also big fans of Viper Creek Club. Brady McGarry had this to say recently:

This show is one of the many examples of Seattle’s hip-hop scene maturing and expanding.  While Macklemore sells out shows nationwide, the rest of the 206 crowd gets to take center stage here at home.  It’s a beautiful moment for Seattle music.  Viper Creek Club has risen to the challenge.  Can you feel the momentum building?

As Charles Mudede wrote on his take of Viper Creek Club’s remixes ”If Viper Creek Club Haven’t Remixed You, You Ain’t S[—].”


If great music isn’t enough motivation, check this out: Guerilla Candy will be raffling off all sorts of goodies to raise money for One Reel’s Send a Kid to Bumbershoot program which helps send under-privileged kids to Bumbershoot. Prizes include pairs of tickets to Bumbershoot, a prize pack of swag and vinyls donated from the fine folks at Sub Pop, some fun stuff from EMP, and more. Raffle tickets will cost $5 which means for the price of a beer you can possibly win tickets to Bumbershoot while helping the youth of Seattle discover and experience the arts. Pretty rad. Do it!

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