Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 2: DoNormaal (& Friends)

all photos by Brady Harvey

No stranger to the KEXP Blog or airwaves, DoNormaal took Sasquatch Music Festival by storm, playing a collaborative set which featured additional performances from close collaborators including Raven Matthews, Taylar Elizza Beth, Guayaba, and Astro King Pheonix. DoNormaal remains a magnetic, distinctive performer, particularly in moments where she pauses to observe the crowd or her friends, moments of thought in between spitting complex, varied verses. This stillness is contrasted by the occasional intensity with which she raps, making direct eye contact with audience members while moving around the stage. Her style was well received by the crowd at the Yeti Stage, the crowd bouncing at a constant rate throughout the set.

The crowd’s exuberance was matched by DoNormaal’s music, as well as the music of her collaborators. Playing a track from her brand new Fresh Cut Flowers EP, Taylar Elizza Beth alternated between a menacing whisper and more full-throated rasp, moving jubilantly around the stage. Guayaba, too, performed a highlight from the excellent Black Trash/White House EP, bringing the music fully to life in a live setting. The set closed with DoNormaal’s “Dime,” which heralded the start of summer, also leaving the audience with one strong impression (previously articulated by Taylar): “Femmes run this shit.”

DoNormaal

DoNormaal

DoNormaal

DoNormaal

DoNormaal

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