I know it’s Bumbershoot season and that it might be difficult for some of you local music fans to focus on something other than the juggernaut that is the three days of awesome known as Bumbershoot, but check this out.
Seattle Weekly’s Reverb blog announced the lineup and ticket details for its second annual ReverbFEST last week.
What’s ReverbFEST?. Well, aside from being a festival named after a blog, it is the only music festival in Seattle that consists of all local artists. Last year’s fest went under the radar a little bit because it was overshadowed by Bumbershoot, CHBP, Sasquatch! and other local festivals, which is why you might not have heard about it.
I made the trek to last year’s inaugural event and I was blown away by how many great local bands were on the bill. This year’s lineup looks equally as awesome as 2007’s and once again ReverbFESt will take place in beautiful downtown Ballard.
Trust me, you should go because there’s nothing quite as fun as hearing band after band ask “Are you ready to rock, Ballard?”
ReverbFEST happens at various Ballard locations on Oct. 4. Tickets cost $8 in advance or $10 day of show for the 21+ crowd and $5 in advance or $7 day of show for the younger set. You can buy your tix here.
Here’s the lineup thus far (bold indicates either a band I am really interested in seeing live, or a band I recommend seeing live)
Greyskul – Onry Ozzborn & The Gigantics– See Me River – DJ B-Girl – The Braille Tapes – Wizdom – 17th Chapter –The Moondoggies – Red Jacket Mine – Elder Mason – Husbands Love Your Wives– Blood Red Dancers – Hazelwood Motel – Michael Vermillion – Kublakai – The Lonely Forest – The Curious Mystery – Neon Nights – Coffin Break – Emeralds – Black Whales – Thee Sgt Major III – Aqueduct– Knox Family – North Twin – Massy Ferguson – Piece – Blood Red Dancers – Man Plus– Orbitron – Canary Sing – Guns N Rossetti– Dragstrip Riot – Pufferfish – The Quit – The Rainieros– Zach Harjo – The Crying Shame – Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies – C-Leb & A-Bro – Arbitron – Keg – Kate Tucker & The Sons Of Sweden – Little Penguins– Lonesome Rhodes & The Good Company – The Monday Mornings – Rypynt – Truckasauras – Shim – Panda & Angel – At The Spine – The Valkyries – Sage – Herman Jolly – Police Teeth – Team Gina – Gatling Gees – Bacchus – Mono In VCF – Ian Moore – Trombone Cake – Sweet Potatoes – Diminished Men