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Sasquatch 2012 in pics – Day 2, Part 1 (Jack White, The Roots, tUnE-yArDs, Purity Ring, Alabama Shakes, Kurt Vile and more)

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Jack White/The Roots
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Jack White

The one galvanizing main-stage performance at the Sasquatch festival this year was Jack White’s weapons-grade electric guitar soloing on Saturday. Otherwise, it was by the book in the best possible sense. Thousands of people gathered peacefully and everything was on schedule.

The festival, which ended Monday with a performance by Beck, featured dozens of live rock, rap, electronic music and comedy acts packing five stages for four days over the sunny Memorial Day weekend…

…Oakland’s Tune-Yards mesmerized at the Bigfoot Stage Saturday. Leader Merrill Garbus faced the full yellow sun and belted out powerful melodies in her alto voice that seemed beamed in from African radio. She used looping pedals to blend the vocals with drums and modified ukulele, which she also played live. But her bassist and jazz horn players sent the music through the roof, chipping in on junkyard percussion — dented pieces of metal hit with drum sticks. [Seattle Times]

The Sasquatch Music Festival happened Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, WA and Day 2 (Saturday, May 26) insanely packed with talent, featuring sets from Jack White, The Roots, tUnE-yArDs, Purity Ring and lots, lots more. It was so overstuffed, we’re breaking Saturday’s pictures into two parts. See more pics of Jack White and The Roots’ Sasquatch set, plus other artists below, with more to come. Check out Day 1 photos HERE.

Charles Bradley

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Said the Whale

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Electric Guest

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Blitzen Trapper

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Craft Spells

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STRFCKR

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Alabama Shakes

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Pete Holmes

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Todd Barry

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Portlandia

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The Civil Wars

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Jamey Johnson

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Thee Satisfaction

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Kurt Vile

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Tune-Yards

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Purity Ring

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The Roots

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