Live Video: Mac DeMarco at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Live Video, Bumbershoot
Jim Beckmann
photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

First there was the Rat Pack, then the Brat Pack, and now... the Mac Pack? The uniforms may have changed – from suits to cardigans to oversized t-shirts and backwards-facing baseball caps – but the life-is-to-be-lived attitude of today's scene makers hasn't. Singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco embodies the persona as performer with his goofy exuberance and breezy banter, but even his onstage antics can't hid the luster of his slacker pop gems. During KEXP's broadcast over Labor Day weekend in the Music Lounge at Bumbershoot, the Canadian crooner charmed the shorts off the eager crowd as he and his swank-less band showed a new kind of sophistication. Read more about their session and see photos here and watch the full session below:

Related News & Reviews

Bumbershoot Daily Roundups

Announcing the 2015 Bumbershoot Music Line-Up

The Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival returns on Labor Day weekend, September 5-7 at Seattle Center! Now in its 45th year, the festival boasts some big names like The Weeknd, Fitz & the Tantrums, Neko Case, and Flying Lotus.

Read More
Live Video

Live Video: Tycho

Tycho has seen a marvelous ascent to brilliance in the last couple years. With each album, Scott Hansen seems to find himself in a brighter sense of awareness and emersion in the beautiful, captivating world that the music of Tycho embodies. The band is now two albums deep with a fleshed out live s…

Read More
Live Video

Live Video: CYMBALS

For a band celebrating The Age of Fracture, CYMBALS sure form a cohesive sound. On their debut, the UK foursome may shirk "concepts", but their songs are nevertheless about ideas – about "action and desire", "the city", "working", "love" and so much more – but they're even more about dancing and el…

Read More
Live Video Bumbershoot

Live Video: Hurray for the Riff Raff at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Usually, you'd want to hustle the riff raff out, but when it comes to the New Orleans band Hurray for the Riff Raff, you want them to stick around. That's why we featured them three times this year: in our studio, at our SXSW showcase at Mellow Johnny's, and during our broadcast over Labor Day week…

Read More