News, Reviews, and Snoop
• After several decades spent pitching pennies in the royalty coffers of Counting Crows and Shawn Colvin, Seattle's warm 'n' folky radio station The Mountain 103.7 has abruptly gone off the air. In its place will be another Entercom-owned station aimed at appealing to "Seattle's modern women" via female-friendly adult contemporary with a rhythmic format.
• At the Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion show on Thursday, the Dizzle's backup dancers included a giant purple dog (with a very long dog dong) and an old man who looked to be pushing 80 years old.
• The battle between the members of the band Bristleburr—and, by extension, the fate of the nascent "fogtwang" genre as a whole—has gotten almost too complicated to explain, with the majority of squabbling moved behind a password-protected fan-run firewall. Still, we're piecing the story together. Look for the Bristleburr/fogtwang exposé in the forthcoming A&P fall arts quarterly.
• On Sunday at Bumbershoot, a couple left their baby unattended in a stroller outside the beer garden near a garbage pile. When a security guard asked around, a man ran out. When confronted, he said, "Don't tell me what to do with my baby!" What else happened at Bumbershoot this year, you ask? Well...
• Bumbershoot 2013 was the year of the super-sibling: The Deal sisters put on a fine Breeders performance, the McDonald brothers in Redd Kross had the finest hair in all of Bumbershoot, and the sisters Wilson impressed and then some with their Heart set at KeyArena.
• Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent is 68, but looks about 20 years younger. During his band's great Sunday night set, he repeatedly gave the two-thumbs-up gesture and clapped his hands over his head—mainly to show off his guns, it seemed.
• Crotchety old vocalist Eric Burdon of the Animals had the best onstage banter of Bumbershoot: "Fuck you, motherfucker!" This outburst was due to somebody in the crowd having the audacity to swat a beach ball in his direction. Burdon's viciousness may have been uncalled for, but his point remains airtight: Hitting a beach ball around during a concert is inane.
• Before Death Cab for Cutie took the stage to play Transatlanticism in its entirety, a young woman in the crowd started spinning around. She was quickly stopped by security and told she was not allowed to spin. Her spirit would not be dampened, though—soon, everyone around her started chanting "Let her spin!" When that failed, the crowd at the KeyArena started to do the wave, incorporating a spin move in her honor. Spin on, spin girl. Never stop.
• A female dressed as a zombie, to a man passing out religious pamphlets: "Does it look like I give a shit about Jesus?"