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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Tamaryn

Continuing the afternoon’s prominent reverb theme, Tamaryn took the stage with a guitarist and bassist on either flank and a drum machine behind her, and after their introductory shoegaze chords, the eponymous singer proceeded to grab center stage and not let go for the next forty-five minutes. Although shoegaze is typically not a genre renownedRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Hop Along

Hop Along frontwoman Frances Quinlan’s distinctive voice has been compared to everything from a hurricane to sandpaper and everything in between, but what ultimately makes it so magnetic is its emotiveness, it’s ability to sound human and stand out when surrounded by the pointed bluster of her bandmates’ crashing dynamics. Their 2015 album Painted ShutRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: La Luz

It’s been close to six months since La Luz left Seattle for Los Angeles, so Sasquatch served as a sort of homecoming for the surf rock quartet. (Notably, they were met with weather that was far more Californian than Northwestern.) The move hasn’t dulled their reverb-drenched edge one bit however, as the Luzers were inRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Hibou

Peter Michel seems to be living in the breezy midpoint in between lying in bliss and getting lost in the moment, so it’s fitting that the Seattle’ musician and his comrades in Hibou opened the Bigfoot stage on a day that fell into that same feeling. Most of Hibou’s catalog runs at a midtempo paceRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Todd Terje

While boisterous hip hop (A$AP Rocky) and sleek pop house (Disclosure) dominated the main stage, Todd Terje‘s silvery disco was the perfect late night antidote to those acts. Though his usual backing musicians were absent, Terje played what very well could be both the smoothest and most subtly brilliant sent the El Chupacabra tent willRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Telekinesis

Save for the jam band-heavy lineup of the festival’s inaugural year – it’s weird to think about now, but in the early 2000s, jam bands were as prominent at festivals as EDM is now – Sasquatch has long been an indie rock heavy festival, and even though this year’s lineup is slightly less heavy on guitars thanRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Vince Staples

Only two songs into the Long Beach rapper’s performance and it was clear that the first big crowd of Sasquatch 2016 belonged to Vince Staples‘ ferocious sunset slot, Dressed in his usual onstage uniform of black pants and a white “Street Justice: Have A Taste”, Staples breathlessly ran through cuts from his instant-classic debut SummertimeRead more…

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KEXP at Sasquatch 2016: It Begins!

Last year, Sasquatch! Music Festival quite arguably had one of the best festival lineups in all of North America. Not counting the headliners, featuring leading voices in hip-hop, punk, and rock, the lineup was rich from bottom to top, covering a wide breadth of genres with a precisely-timed, (mostly) conflict-free schedule. So, how does the 2016,Read more…

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Song of the Day: The Coathangers – Make It Right

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Make It Right” by TheRead more…

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Song of the Day: Adia Victoria – Dead Eyes

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Dead Eyes” by Adia VictoriaRead more…

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