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Future Islands / Run the Jewels / Tame Impala / Courtney Barnett / Kendrick Lamar
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 4
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 4
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 4
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 4
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 4

Backed by a four-piece band, [Kendrick Lamar] bent the crowd to his will with roaring energy. He roamed the stage and made sure no side was ever too far away from him -- early on, he pit the right and left against each other in a cheer war, a tactic ensuring they'd be engaged for the evening.

Lamar's confidence seems beyond question -- this is the MC who dropped the "Control" verse, after all -- yet he didn't spend much time on the songs of this year's triumphant "To Pimp a Butterfly." An ferocious, intricate work, it pushed the MC to new heights -- or rather, old ones, the vintage achievements of jazz and soul. Their sounds permeate the album, illuminating the through-line of black American music in the way Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Common and other hip-hop innovators have before. Perhaps "King Kunta" and its fellows are too complicated to bring to life just yet: either way, when Lamar left the stage after 80 minutes, the audience wanted more. - [The Oregonian]

Sasquatch 2015 wrapped up on Memorial Day (5/25) with performances by Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels, Tame Impala, Future Islands, Courtney Barnett, Natalie Prass & Ryan Adams, and more. Pictures from those performances and more are in this post.

Pictures from Sasquatch day 1 are HERE, day 2 are HERE and day 3 are HERE. More from day 4, below...

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St. Vincent / Robert Plant / Ex Hex / Temples @ Sasquatch 5/24/2014
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 3
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 3
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 3
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 3
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 3

On stage Annie Clark, or as she's known, St. Vincent, is like an alluring, otherworldly android. She skitter steps around rapidly on high stiletto heels, staring blankly and doe-eyed, smiling at odd times while tearing through guitar lines seemingly effortlessly. Much of her show seems almost choreographed, moves precise, robotic, and at times in unison with her rhythm guitar player/keyboardist. Hers is a very conscious stage presence, each strange move intentional, and it is completely captivating. But her set on the Sasquatch main stage proved her to be not just an engaging performer, but an excellent musician as well; Clark is the complete package. Her confident guitar lines lead the way on her early hit "Cruel", and the single "Digital Witness" from her 2014 self-titled album was very danceable over the massive, bass-heavy sounds coming from the stage. Her set was fairly light on stage banter, but when she finally spoke she said, "good evening ladies and gentlemen, and a special welcome to the others, and the queers, and the dominatrixes, and the dominated of Washington State," before launching in to "Huey Newton", drawing her fingers across her exposed neck in a throat slitting pantomime. - [KEXP]
The third day (Sunday, May 24) of the 2015 Sasquatch Music Festival in Gorge,WA featured such performers as Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Temples, Lana Del Rey, Jenny Lewis (who also recently played Chicago), Jose Gonzlez, Twin Peaks and more. Pictures from day 3 are in this post.

Pics from Sasquatch day 1 are HERE and day are HERE. We'll have pics from day 4 soon, meanwhile check out more of day 3 below...

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Sleater-Kinney / Action Bronson / New Pornos / Angel Olsen @ Sasquatch 5/22/2015
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 1
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 1
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 1
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 1
2015 Sasquatch Festival Day 1

Rain fell in distant hills on either side of the venue as rapper Action Bronson kicked off the late evening sets at the Bigfoot Stage, puppeteering the crowd with bristling confidence and a rap game to back it up. He called for middle fingers in the air - thousands complied.

The wind picked up at the Yeti Stage as Angel Olsen and her band did their sound check. Two guitars onstage toppled over with a sudden gust, their respective musicians rushing to pick them up, each laughing nervously as backstage tarps began to flap chaotically. - [The Oregonean]

The 2015 Sasquatch Festival happened over Memorial Day Weekend (May 22 - 25) at The Gorge in Quincy, WA. The first day (5/22) featured sets from Sleater-Kinney, Little Dragon, Action Bronson, Angel Olsen, The New Pornographers, Thunderpussy (featuring members of Deerhunter, La Luz and more) and more. Pictures from Day 1 are in this post.

Stay tuned for pics from the rest of Saquatch 2015. Meanwhile, more of day 1 below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2015 day 1 in pics: Sleater-Kinney, Action Bronson, Angel Olsen, New Pornographers, Little Dragon & more"

photo: Sasquach Fest 2014 (more by Chris Graham)

Red Bull Sound Select is hosting an exclusive ticket presale right now for the 2015 edition of Sasquatch! Fest. As announced yesterday, this year's Memorial Day weekend lineup includes St. Vincent, Spoon, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Kendrick Lamar, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nothing, Ex Hex, Ought, Disney princess Natalie Prass, Rose Windows, S (Jenn Ghetto), Doug Benson, Chris Gethard, and many more.

Tickets go on regular sale at 10 AM PST on Saturday (2/7).

And speaking of Red Bull, you can still RSVP to see Dan Deacon play at Baby's for $3.

Dan Deacon is not playing Sasquatch, but he is playing Primavera Sound.

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Haim / Brody Dalle / La Luz @ Sasquatch 6/1/2014
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3

Everyone has their own opinions on what makes for a memorable day of Sasquatch. Some believe that it's a chance of a lifetime headliner. Others think that it's a day filled with warm temps and unceasing sunshine.

But what really makes an unforgettable day at the Gorge's perennial Memorial Day festival is a day where no matter the time, there's always a mind-blowing performance to be found. The final day this year was one of those days.

Starting promptly at 1 p.m., the first few hours of the third day were stacked with some of the best female offerings that Sasquatch had provided yet. Seattle's fun loving punk rock outfit Tacocat jammed out to a jaunty set of tunes and kept the audience rapt with a combination of irreverent humor and a hurricane of bubbles that swirled in front of them. They were immediately followed on the Yeti stage by their Hardly Art label mates La Luz who kept it cool and breezy with an engaging display of their modern surf-rock sound.

The bevy of fantastic women performers continued with another epic one-two punch on the main stage starting with bona fide punk rock ass-kicker Brody Dalle. Tune-Yards kept things thumping shortly thereafter and got the crowd moving with her one of a kind, drum-driven world music inflected sound. Dozens of people burst into a legitimate full-tilt run down the gorge as she kicked into her song "Gangsta." - [The News Tribune]

Sasquatch 2014 came to a close on Sunday (6/1) with sets from Haim, Queens of the Stone Age, tUnE-yArDs, Rodriguez, Parquet Courts, Tycho, Kid Kudi, Elbow, John Grant, Waxahatchee, Brody Dalle, La Luz, Lucius, Bob Mould, Major Lazer, comedians like Hannibal Burress and Kate Berlant, and lots more. Pictures from Sasquatch day 3 are in this post.

Check out pictures from day 1 and day 2. More from Sasquatch day 3 below...

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Outkast / Foals / Chance the Rapper / crowd
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 1
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 1
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 1
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 1

Playing essentially the same set they've begun taking across America, the version with "Hey Ya!" in the middle instead of left for desert, there were no hints of the awkwardness some saw in the hip-hop duo's Coachella performance in April: just urgency. While both men are no doubt happy to collect their headlining cheddar, on Saturday night, their performance was about legacy. They appeared within a cube with black-and-white projections of the American flag, evoking their "Stankonia" cover art, and their banter guided the crowd between songs as the set pivoted from hits to deep cuts, remembering the days they rehearsed rap verses around the kitchen table and crowing over OutKast's eternal coolness before "So Fresh, So Clean." [The Oregonian]
Washington state music festival Sasquatch went down this past weekend (its only weekend) for three days packed with loads of bands. We just posted pictures of Yelle from day 1 (5/23), and we've got way more pictures from the first day in this post, including shots of Outkast, Die Antwoord, Rudimental, Mogwai, Damien Jurado, Phantogram, Foals, Phosphorescent, Chance the Rapper, De La Soul, Eugene Mirman, Rhett Miller (of the Old 97's) and so many more.

White Sea (Morgan Kibby of M83) also played that day and just announced a NYC show.

More day 1 pictures below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2014 day 1 pics (Outkast, Mogwai, Foals, De La Soul, Chance the Rapper, Phosphorescent & many more)"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Yelle @ Sasquatch 2014
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 1

French dancepop artist Yelle was just in the US, playing Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, Washington. Pictures from her set are in this post. Yelle is currently finishing up her third album, which will be out this fall. No music has been released from that yet, but she has announced a North American tour. Those dates include a NYC stop at Irving Plaza on October 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today (5/30) at 10 AM.

Yelle's last album was 2011's Safari Disco Club. All dates are listed, along with a few of her videos, Safari Disco Club stream and more pics from Sasquatch, below...

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Though Sasquatch was doing it much differently (different lineup and weekends far apart), the trend, started by Coachella - of weekend festivals running two weekends in a row has hit its first big snag. Gorge, Washington festival Sasquatch announces:

The 2nd weekend of Sasquatch! Music Festival on Fourth of July Weekend has been canceled. The traditional Sasquatch! Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend will continue as planned. A limited number of Memorial Day Weekend passes are still available for purchase at LiveNation.com.

Ticketmaster will refund the credit cards used to purchase passes for the Fourth of July Weekend. For those who purchased tickets to both weekends, half of the total purchase price (which was applied to the Fourth of July Weekend) will be refunded. The discount on the Memorial Day Weekend purchase will remain in effect. For more information, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

"The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only," said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle.

Some of the acts scheduled to perform on Fourth of July Weekend will be making alternate plans to perform at other venues. Information will be released as available.

Sasquatch! 2014 lineups announced
Sasquatch Festival expanding in 2014 with two weekends, each with different line-ups

by Bill Pearis


The Notwist will soon release Close to the Glass, the German band's first album in five years. It's out on February 25 via Sub Pop. Their MO hasn't changed so much since 2008 (or 2002 when the great Neon Golden was released), as the new album melts glitchy electronics and krauty indie rock together. The band are still capable of unleashing affecting pop songs as well, like "Kong" which is very much in the "Pilot" mold. You can stream that, watch its video, and check out another tracks from the album below, and the LP is up for pre-order in a double-vinyl edition with one platter orange and the other platter blue (to match the album art), with side 4 being an etching.

While there hasn't been a full tour announcement yet, The Notwist will be in North America for dates this summer, including the 2014 Sasquatch Festival in Gorge, WA, and NYC at Webster Hall on June 9. Tickets for Webster Hall go on sale Friday (2/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/12) at noon.

UPDATE: Tour announced, all known North American dates are listed, along with the song streams and the "Kong" video, below...

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Bigfoot is getting bigger. The Sasquatch Festival, which just happened over Memorial Day Weekend at The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, has just announced that they'll be expanding Sasquatch to two holiday weekends in 2014: May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend) and July 4-6 (Independence Day Weekend) with totally different line-ups. No more info given at this time.


Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Woot. 2013 Lineup below...

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Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Sasquatch 2012

Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.

In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Bon Iver/The Walkmen, variations on a theme at Sasquatch - 5/27/12
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2

Experiencing live music at The Gorge is a powerful and emotional experience. It may seem unlikely, however, that The Gorge has the power to break even the most emotionally strong person down to tears. When Bon Iver performed "Skinny Love" on Sunday night, tears were not a rare sight. In fact, they were pretty common. Sasquatch! fosters an environment that will change the way you listen to music. Your favorite songs will never sound the same. New songs will become life-changing memories. [Oregon Daily Emerald]
And now the rest of our photos from Day Three (5/26) of the Sasquatch Music Festival in Gorge, Washington which happened Memorial Day Weekend. (First set of Sunday pics are here.) Check out photos of Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Zola Jesus, Little Dragon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Hospitality, and more below.

Pictures of Friday (5/25) are here and Saturday (5/26) are here and here. And...more Sasquatch pictures to come.

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics - the rest of Day 3 (Bon Iver, Zola Jesus, The Walkmen, Little Dragon, Hospitality and more)"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Metric/St. Vincent
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2

7:32pm Metric wrapped up a touch early; partly because one new song ("Lost Kitten") was stopped 10 seconds into it and Emily decided to strike it from the set. Aside from that odd error, Metric played a fair set. They cited the show as their "public debut" of Synthetica and they did play mostly new material (7 out of 11 songs), most of which sounds promising. It's always hard to judge new material accurately as the audience doesn't know it so it always comes across slightly weak or stiff. Metric opened their set with newbie "Artificial Nocturne" (also the album's opener). It was one of the stronger new tracks. The other stand outs were "Youth Without Youth" (when played live it seemed to lose it's sluggishness of it's studio version) and "Nothing But Time", a synth/piano number that builds each verse until drums kick in and the song finishes with a flourish of Emily Haines' Pro-One synth. The band closed with an acoustic version "Gimme Sympathy" that had pretty much the entire amphitheater singing along. [The Province]
Here's more pictures from the super-stacked Saturday (5/26) line-up of the Sasquatch Music Festival which happened Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, Washington -- including Metric, St. Vincent, The Shins, Dum Dum Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Couer de Pirate, Sol, Com Truise and more. The first set from Saturday (5/26) are HERE and Friday (5/25) are HERE. More from Day 2 below and still more Sasquatch pics to come.

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics - the rest of Day 2 (Metric, St. Vincent, Shins, Dum Dum Girls, Araabmuzik, and more)"

Levon Helm (more by Chris La Putt)

Sadly, tonight's Levon Helm show at Wellmont Theater in NJ (4/6), which was a make-up show to begin with, has been cancelled (postponed again) due to back injury (much like his March 30th Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom show was too). Stay tuned for more info. UPDATE: This statement has been posted:

Unfortunately, tonight's Levon Helm show at The Wellmont Theater has been postponed. Levon has had a slipped disk in his back this past few weeks as you may have heard, and despite daily therapy, it hasn't healed enough for him to move freely enough to travel or sit at the drums for any length of time. Levon would like to assure everyone that his health otherwise has been excellent as of late. Levon and the band have had a strong run of touring this past month and were very much looking forward tonight's show in Montclair with Deer Tick. Levon and the band are eager to get back on the road and hope to see all the fans soon. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Feel better Levon.

Deer Tick was supposed to be opening that show, but now won't be playing another show until their tour starts in MA on 4/19. All is not lost for Jersey though, tickets are still on sale for the show Deer Tick play at the Stone Pony on 4/20 with Turbo Fruits (who join Deer Tick on the road for over a month).

That Deer Tick/Turbo Fruits tour goes from NJ to Washington where Deer Tick are on the lineup of the 2012 Sasquatch Festival which is now officially SOLD OUT.

Speaking of festivals, Pitchfork Fest just added a bunch of bands to the lineup, and organized them by day.

Speaking of Jersey, Bruce Springsteen just played there on Tuesday and Wedneday, and plays NYC at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Check out some videos of Levon and Bruce playing together at the Stone Pony in the 80s, below...

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"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "

a Sasquatch 2011 patron (more by Josh Darr)

The new year is approaching, and while you're making last minute plans and thinking up your resolutions, you can also start thinking about what festivals to attend in 2012. Here are some updates on next year's US festivals (not in any particular order).

SXSW, which is taking place from March 9-18 in Austin, with the music portion form March 13-18, has already announced a bunch of bands. If you register before January 13, you'll be able to save a bit.

New Orleans Jazz Fest is taking place from April 27 - May 6. The lineup includes The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Bon IverMy Morning Jacket, Feist, Janelle Monae, and others. The full lineup is below. Tickets are on sale now.

Sasquatch is taking place this year from May 25-28 in Gorge, Washington. 4-Day passes will be on presale through New Year's Eve, and general sale starts February 11. New for 2012, "Patrons who purchase a 4-day festival ticket will be allowed re-entry from the Festival grounds! This will not apply to any other ticket, only the 4-day pass."

Bonnaroo will be taking place from June 7-10 this year in Manchester, TN. Presale tickets have sold out but tickets will go on sale to the general public in the coming months. Also check out a Spotify playlist of the Bonnaroo staff's favorite songs of 2011.

Coachella, will take place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22). Other than a fake lineup poster that has been floating around, no artists have been officially announced yet.

Noise Pop will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2012 from February 21-26 in San Francisco. So far the lineup includes Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill, Big Freedia, Surfer Blood, Grimes, Bleached, John Vanderslice, Ume, and others. Check out the full list below.

Austin City Limits is taking place from October 12-14 in Zilker Park in Austin. Souvenir 3-day passes and early bird 3-day passes have sold out but regular 3-day passes are on sale now.

Lollapalooza will take place in 2012 from August 3-5 in Grant Park in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale this spring. As BVChicago mentioned, Lollapalooza is also taking place in Chile and Brazil this year.

Bamboozle, now in a new location, is taking place from May 18-20 in Asbury Park in New Jersey this year. So far the scary lineup includes Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink 182, Incubus, and Mac Miller. 3-Day wristbands are on sale now.

Bumbershoot is taking place from September 1-3 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. Tickets are available and Bumbershoot are currently having a holiday sale where single day tickets are half off (originally $150, now $75).

NYC's own Governors Ball, which took place at Governors Island in 2011, has been moved to the bigger Randall's Island and will take place over the course of two days, June 23 and 24. Like last year, there will be no overlapping sets. Compared to the others listed here, this is not quite a big "festival", but unlike anything else listed above, it does happen in NYC. Artist announcements and tickets are coming soon.

Current NoisePop and Jazz Fest lineups below...

Continue reading "2012 Music Festival Roundup (Jazz Fest, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Noise Pop, ACL, Coachella, Bamboozle, SXSW, Bumbershoot & more)"

photos by Josh Darr

Wilco / Guided By Voices
Guided by Voices

"Wilco never makes the second record twice, which makes it doubly remarkable that so many of them are tremendous. As formidable as frontman Jeff Tweedy's catalog is, the sonically inventive rock band really stands out on stage -- the place where extreme technical skill meets the chemistry and rousing showmanship of passionate rock veterans. Of course, it helps that the group has the luxury of drawing highlights from seven very different records when it performs. To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best."
Listen to Wilco's entire 2-hour Memorial Day Sasquatch set at NPR (listen to GbV's there too). Wilco's entire setlist is listed below.

And with this post, our 2011 Sasquatch basically concludes. Previous posts contain The Decembersts, Noah and the Whale, Rebecca Gates, Day 3 pictures, Archers of Loaf, Day 2 pictures, and more Day 2 pics with Day 1 too. The rest of the pictures from Day 4, below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 - the rest of Day 4 in pics (Wilco, Guided by Voices, Sharon Jones, Deerhunter, Chromeo & more)"

Rebecca Gates & the Consortium @ Sasquatch 2011 (nyc77style)
Rebecca Gates

"For those who swooned over the sweet, sideways indie-pop of The Spinanes back in the '90s, the return of singer-guitarist Rebecca Gates can only be a good thing. Since The Spinanes' dissolution in 2000 -- the band was never much more than her and drummer Scott Plouf, who left in 1996 to join Built to Spill -- Gates has played with a variety of supporting players while working on her visual art and keeping a lower public profile. Her latest album is titled The Float." [NPR]
Rebecca Gates of The Spinanes played with her band the Consortium at Sasquatch Festival this weekend. Listen to her performance on NPR.

Rebecca kicks off a four-date solo tour at The Rock Shop on June 14 (she played there with her band in April). Marcellus Hall opens the Brooklyn show. She also opens for Fiery Eleanor Friedberger at Brooklyn's St. Cecilia's RC Church on June 18 as part of the Northside Festival with Ida and Spectre Folk. Tickets are still on sale.

Rebecca Gates and the Consortium will play the recently announced MusicfestNW in Portland, OR in September. According to a press release, "The Consortium may feature any and all of: Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes), Joanna Bolme (The Jicks, Quasi), Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag, The Minders), Nate Query (The Decemberists, Black Prairie), Jenny Drizos (The Decemberists, Black Prairie), Amy Domingues (Garland of Hours), Dave Depper (Loch Lomond, Blue Giant) or any other musical genius who consents to participating."

All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Rebecca Gates (of the Spinanes) and the Consortium played Sasquatch (stream), playing more shows (dates)"

photos by Josh Darr

Flaming Lips / Modest Mouse

"Rockers The Flaming Lips have long had a reputation for extravagant live shows: Fake blood, torrential confetti downpours, animal costumes and comically oversized fists are all standard fare. The band's Sunday night set at this year's Sasquatch Music Festival was no exception, with frontman Wayne Coyne taking to the crowd in his over-sized bubble. Still, the band managed to make its big, flashy show feel like a more intimate affair.

While playing the landmark 1999 album The Soft Bulletin nearly in full, Coyne chatted genially with the audience, taking frequent breaks during "The Spiderbite Song" to relate the anecdotes behind the song's lyrics. Another set highlight, "Waitin' for a Superman" -- stripped down to a delicate piano and voice arrangement -- was introduced as a tribute to departed icon Elliott Smith. Although the band was forced to exclude a couple of songs due to time constraints, it delivered a personal version of what many consider its finest album." [listen @ NPR]

Sasquatch Fest ended Monday night (pictures from that day coming soon). Audio of many of the sets, Flaming Lips included, is archived for streaming over at NPR. Like Archers of Loaf, the Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Yeasayer, Flying Lotus and many others played on Sunday (the third of four days). More pictures from that day, below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 - Day 3 in pics & streams (Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Beach House & more)"

photos by Josh Darr

Archers of Loaf

"In many ways, Archers of Loaf are a lot like their Sasquatch billmates Guided By Voices: a canonical indie band long out of commission, whose hooky guitar rock has only grown more beloved in the years they've been away. Lead man Eric Bachmann has kept busy since the Archers hung it up in 1998, releasing records under his own name and as Crooked Fingers. But for fans who thought they'd never hear "Web In Front" live again, the band's current string of reunion dates is a welcome surprise." [listen at NPR]
Archers of Loaf played Sasquatch on Sunday. Pictures are in this post. NPR has the stream. Their upcoming dates include LA shows on June 3rd & 4th with the Globes (who played Sasquatch Saturday), and NYC shows on June 25th & 26th with Mr. Dream. The Music Hall of Williamsburg show is sold out, but tickets are still on sale for Webster Hall. An updated set of tour dates, and more pics from Washington, below...

Continue reading "Archers of Loaf played Sasquatch (pics, stream, more dates)"

photos by Josh Darr


"Wolf Parade's bombastic performance on day two of the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival was a bittersweet one: After finishing a tour last year in support of its third album, Expo 86, the band announced that it would be going on indefinite hiatus after a small number of shows in 2011. Its set at Sasquatch was its penultimate performance, and it played with the force of a band that knows it will soon be playing its ragged, world-weary songs for the last time." [listen to it @ NPR]
If you're just joining us, the pictures start HERE. The rest of Day Two below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 in pics (the rest of Day 2, Wolf Parade & more)"

photos by Josh Darr

Robyn / Death From Above 1979

The four-day, sold out Sasquatch Music Festival is underway in Gorge, Washington this Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe you're listening to it online? Here are some pictures from the first two days, with more from Day 2 HERE (and Day 3 and 4 coming soon). They continue below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 in pics (Day 1, part of Day 2)"


Sasquatch Festival runs from today, Friday through Sunday in Gorge, Washington.
Highlights on this year's lineup include DFA1979 (Friday), Wolf Parade (Saturday), The Flaming Lips (Sunday), Archers of Loaf (Sunday), and Guided By Voices (Monday). Wilco, Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, Sharon Jones, Deerhunter, Modest Mouse, Reggie Watts, Wye Oak, Bob Mould and many more artists are playing too.

If you can't be there, the fest will be streaming sets, Saturday through Monday (hence the dates in the picture above), on both NPR and KEXP. Each are listing slightly different schedules. KEXP's posted broadcast schedule is listed below (and of course if you miss it, you can always listen later in NPR's archives)....

Continue reading "Sasquatch Fest starts today, stream @ NPR & KEXP"

The Bronx at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
The Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx recently played dates with Devotchka (including two nights at Highline Ballroom), and now the band's punk older brother The Bronx have scheduled a show in NYC aboard The Queen of Hearts on 6/22 (a Rocks Off Concert Cruise). Tickets are on sale.

Both The Bronx and El Mariachi Bronx have some other dates in their near future too. The former is playing a FREE (with RSVP) Sailor Jerry-sponsored show at The Parish in Austin, TX on 5/4, the same month they appear at Sasquatch. The latter is on board for Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama (May 20-22, 2011). Hang Out Music Fest is heavy on the jam bands, but will also feature appearances from Paul Simon, The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters, Motorhead, Cee Lo, Girl Talk, Minus The Bear, and many more over its three days.

Speaking of three day festivals that Foo Fighters, Cee Lo and My Morning Jacket are playing, Lollapalooza just annnounced its full 2011 lineup (in case you missed it).

All Bronx/El Mariachi Bronx tour dates, and some videos, below...

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