On June 1-3, Upstream Music Fest + Summit returns to Pioneer Square with over 200 local, regional, national, and international acts. You may have caught wind of some of the artists and groups already playing the festival, including Miguel, Valerie June, the Flaming Lips, Zola Jesus, and Cut Copy. Well, today is the day the world gets Upstream's full lineup! The big news of the full lineup reveal is Saturday's headliner: Jawbreaker! In addition, there is a great, great bounty: Hot Snakes and Murder City Devils for the punks; Craft Spells, and Colleen Green for the indie-rock kids. There's Kamiyah, there's BJ the Chicago Kid, there's Supreme La Rock.
There's also, as with last year's festival, a focus on Pacific Northwest artists. Tacocat, Lushloss, Kung Foo Grip, Tiny Vipers, Lori Goldston, Bujemane, NAVVI, Whitney Ballen, and many, many others will be representing Seattle. From Portland, a host of acts including Kyle Craft, Black Belt Eagle Scout, the Helio Sequence, Y La Bamba, and Little Star. Among others, D. Tiffany, Little Destroyer, and Switch will be coming down from Vancouver B.C.. The festival will also have High Step Society from Eugene, Sun Blood Stories from Boise, Slow Corpse from Ashland, and Chase Henny (with DJ Equis) from Federal Way, WA.
Curators of the festival include iconic Northwest labels K, Sub Pop, and Barsuk, as well as Krist Novoselic, City Arts, Tender Loving Empire, Consequence of Sound, Do206, Votiv, and a host of others. Check out the full lineup of the fest here.
Amazon Web Services (in partnership with the Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter) will present the Upstream Summit on June 1st. This one-day experience will be an invaluable resource for folks looking for insight on a host of topics, including analyzing data for marketing and touring, how to use aggregators and metadata to your advantage, honing and sharing your brand, and a few ways to help contracts seem less confusing. Tickets for the Upstream Summit can be found here.
Everything you need to know about Upstream can be found on its website, except the best shop to get your Jawbreaker Morton Salt Girl tattoo. You're on your own there. See the full poster and lineup below.
Along with more than 200 other acts, Lusine's singular brand of electronic music is coming to Upstream Music Fest on June 1-3. For this week's Local Artist Spotlight, we highlight what might be the best album of Jeff McIlwain's nearly two-decade-long career.
Featuring Car Seat Headrest, Kyle Craft, Thao, Polyrhythmics, and more.
More Upstream act announced in addition to previously revealed acts The Flaming Lips, Zola Jesus, and Cut Copy.
Upstream Music Fest + Summit returns to Pioneer Square for its second year on June 1-3. As festival goers may remember from last year, one of the most unique parts about Upstream is its utilization of guest curators to build out their club stages. It's a tradition they'll cement this year with a ...