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The best band I saw at Bumbershoot

September 5th, 2008 by travis hay

The best band I saw at Bumbershoot wasn’t a headliner (it definitely wasn’t Stone Temple Pilots, that’s for sure) and it wasn’t a folky singer-songwriter or a hip-hop heavyweight like Del Tha Funky Homosapien.

Nope, the best band I saw at Bumbershoot was SHIM.

Actually, I’m currently quite smitten with SHIM (I’m wearing a SHIM shirt to work today) but I am sure the small band crush I have will go away soon.

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the new local group that I’m really digging at the moment and let you know that even hardened, curmudgeonly music critics like myself fall in love with bands.

I think part of my crush has to do with the fact that three of the band members are from Wenatchee (where I currently live and work) and that no one from my newspaper had heard of them (which is strange because Wenatchee is a small town where everyone knows everyone, and newspaper reporters especially know everyone). I think another part of my little band crush has to do with the plain and simple fact that SHIM flat out rocks.

I plan on writing more about SHIM later, but I’ve got to run to the day job. Here is a video of SHIM performing at EMP’s Sky Church to hold you over until my next SHIM post.

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