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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Savages

It’s Jehnny Beth’s world, we just live in it. Or at least it was for fifty minutes, when Savages commanded the Bigfoot stage and the massive crowd in front of it. A post-punk band with an unapologetically austere aesthetic and ethos, anyone who thought the English quartet wouldn’t seem like prime candidates for conquering aRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: The Twilight Sad

“Scottish people and the sun don’t go well together,” remarked The Twilight Sad frontman James Graham as he and his black-clad bandmates took a sunlight- and wind-drenched stage. However, perhaps the dissonance between the Scots and Vitamin D fueled Graham and his comrades because, despite the circumstances, the Glasgow quintet delivered a cathartic hour ofRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Deep Sea Diver

“It’s pretty windy, and Peter’s cymbals are all over the place, but we’re going to roll with it.” Deep Sea Diver‘s Jessica Dobson may have introduced the Seattle quartet’s performance nonchalantly, but they were anything but casual during their 45 minute performance as they opened the Bigfoot stage on the festival’s third day. Their recently-releasedRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: M83

2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming didn’t just turn M83 into a triple-A critical darling and unexpected commercial success, it pushed the band to become one of the biggest and outright best acts on the live circuit. Taking their records’ widescreen ambitions and bringing them to life with a huge, borderline ridiculous light show and performingRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Lord Huron

In a sharp contrast from years past, this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup has considerably less folk-inclining music on the main stage, making Lord Huron one of the weekend’s folk rock acts that would play directly in front of the Columbia River Gorge. The Michigan-via-Los Angeles quintet stepped up to the plate boldly however, bringingRead more…

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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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