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Bumbershoot 2009: Matt Brown on what to See Day 1

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Saturday, September 5
By Matt Brown

Akimbo Photo by Kelly O

Akimbo. Photo by Kelly O.

The altar of The Riff is massive beyond comprehension. It demands constant sacrifice of blood and teeth and hair and jism to keep from crushing us all. Akimbo have stood astride the altar of The Riff for over a decade, sneering at the waves of puny humanity that dash themselves against the crimson stained stage. Akimbo have created an album telling the musical story of the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916. It is a very loud story.

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul
In 1989, De La Soul released an LP (3 Feet High and Rising) that mixed Steely Dan, Schoolhouse Rock and Hall & Oates samples with a goofy Prince Paul game show skit, in-jokes about Dante The Scrub and clever rhymes about sexual expression, the rejection of materialism and some nonsense about the D.A.I.S.Y. Age. They also released a video for their song “Me, Myself and I” that unfortunately included a cameo by MTV faux-hippie Randee of the Redwoods. This caused their next two decades’ worth of inventive, highly entertaining material to be ignored by the general public, and has culminated in the group releasing a fresh new collaboration with the renowned anti-materialist shoe salesmen at Nike. THAT’S pure plug bull.

Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes
Artists who influenced ’60s Brazilian psychedelic rockers Os Mutantes: The Beatles, Gilberto Gil, Sly And The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix. Artists who have claimed to be influenced by ’60s Brazilian psychedelic rockers Os Mutantes: Kurt Cobain, Sepultura, of Montreal, David Byrne, White Flag. Years between Os Mutantes’s sixth album (1974’s Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol) and their forthcoming seventh album (Haih Or Amortecedor): thirty-five. Hurra para o ancião!

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