Anomie Belle w/ Mr. Lif @ Bumbershoot (Monday)

September 5th, 2009

Mr.LifI usually hear about artist collaborations that accidentally happened at bigger festivals;  but Bumbershoot has always seemed pretty straight forward to me. Through the bleakness,  I’ll at least be looking forward to a surprise Northeast/ Northwest collaboration of Anomie Belle w/ guest emcee (and Def Jux alum) Mr. Lif, from Boston.  If you like underground hip hop and haven’t heard of Mr. Lif (or Def Jux) then, go back, and do your homework.  Start with “I Phantom”. Smart lyrics and good beats.

We interviewed Anomie Belle in January and she was already excited about possible future projects with hip hop artists.  Since then,  she’s been all over the Northwest scene from Noise for the Needy, to the  Photosynthesis Festival, and now Bumbershoot. (Keep it up!)

I expect Mr. Lif’s charged political lyrics should be a great match for Anomie Belle’s material, which often deals with social issues.  Beyond that, Anomie Belle plays and records all the instruments for her music and it has always been interesting to see who will help her perform the one person act at live shows.  So, if you were hoping to see something at Bumbershoot, which you wouldn’t normally get to see, maybe you should start here.  (Any other collaborations going on?)

Monday, September 7th
Anomie Belle w/ Special Guest Mr. Lif
Bumbershoot – Northwest Court Stage


Posted by Tom.Blodgett | Filed in Music, Seattle Music Scene

9 Responses to “Anomie Belle w/ Mr. Lif @ Bumbershoot (Monday)”

  1. September 5th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    sara said:

    Now there is a reason to go to Bumbershoot! WOW!

  2. September 5th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Alita said:

    I leave Seattle and something interesting in music finally happens! Someone needs to record/film this performance; sounds historic.

  3. September 5th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    S.G. said:

    I live for this stuff! Can’t wait.

  4. September 6th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    lp said:

    Anomie Bell never ceases to deliver amazing performances. A rapper on that music is going to be unreal!

  5. September 6th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    doug said:

    I’ve been a fan of Lof for years – first time I’m hearing Anomie, and I’m digg’n it.

  6. September 7th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    note said:

    EPIC! Standing in the rain for an hour during this performance was well worth it! Anomie was amazing and has an Epic quality that was heightened by Mr. Lif. I had never seen either of them perform, and now I am just wondering if anyone has mentioned to them that they need to make a record together!

  7. September 8th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    kirk said:

    ^ YES! Seattle Subsonic – tell these two to make an album together. They can have my first born child (and ever child after that)!

  8. September 8th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    wiseblood said:

    I just posted a video of this song:

    It was excellent live.

  9. September 13th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    vb said:

    this is the shit!

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