September 5th, 2009
I 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