Blondie could’ve retired after their first five outstanding albums and had a Hall of Fame-worthy career. But they’ve stuck it out for over four decades, with the creative core of Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke still cranking out the hits and deep cuts. The group’s songwriting smarts have transitioned smoothly from punk and new wave to disco, reggae, and rap, reaping both commercial success and critical respect. This sort of piquant nostalgia will put a huge spring in your step.
There are more than 80 musical acts performing at Bumbershoot 2018, which happens this Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) on the Seattle Center grounds. A complete breakdown of Bumbershoot 2018 Critics' Picks here, and the full Bumbershoot 2018 schedule here. Blondie performs 8:15-9:15 pm on Sunday at the Fisher Green Stage. Some songs you probably know and love below.