by Moses Namkung
While Vetiveris a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India, and is also a magical hedge against erosion, in these here parts Vetiver is better known as that Bay Area folk-y band that, well, needs no introduction. Like, they're currently the third most popular SF band on the Deli!
As for the openers, we missed most of Adam Stephens' set, though if you want to hear a great live performance at Bumbershoot of his band, Two Gallants, check out this podcast from Seattle radio station KEXP 90.3. And we couldn't help but think that Richard Swift, who followed, looked like Bob Ross resurrected in his youth, though with more fat. He got deliciously funky with the last song of his set, "Lady Luck."