Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: SOHN with Mr. Little Jeans at The Crocodile 5/21/14

4AD has been on a roll this year with unique new signees that are bringing the atmospheric R&B game to the next level. I guess this isn’t terribly surprising, considering 4AD has been on the forefront for, I don’t know, 35 years. But between last month’s sleeper hit Lo-Fang set and last week’s incredible CrocodileRead more...

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Live Review: Young Fathers with Baths and P. Morris at Neumos 5/16/2014

I got my first dose of Young Fathers after I bought a t-shirt from the Anticon Record Label’s online store. To promote them, Anticon slipped a copy of Tape Two with every shipped order, resulting in widespread dissemination of the new band’s developing sound. Luckily, I was one of the many to receive Tape TwoRead more...

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Sasquatch! 2014, Day 3: Major Lazor, HAIM, Rodriguez and more

Enter Sasquatch! 2014 day 3... people enter the festival grounds slightly tired, mostly grimy with camp for 2 nights and no showers, but ready for round 3. Things started a bit mellow Sunday afternoon as clouds parted ways for more beautiful sunshine and only 1 scattered storm that nobody seemed to mind. Sunday’s music scheduleRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Queens of the Stone Age

In recent years, the Gorge has hosted some incredible singalongs: “Skinny Love”, “Seven Nation Army”, “Where It’s At”, and “Wake Up” have all been shouted by 15,000+ people in unison to make a you-had-to-be-there festival moment. As great as all of those are, there’s something special about listening to 15,000+ people sing “Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin,Read more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Elbow

Although they’re mostly critical darlings in the United States, Elbow have been headlining stadiums and festivals in their native UK for a few years now, so it’s no surprise that their Sunday evening set on the main stage at Sasquatch was a brilliant display of showmanship. Their latest album, March’s The Take Off and LandingRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Lucius

It was Lucius co-lead singer’s Holly Laessig’s birthday on Sunday, as her partner in crime Jess Wolfe so enthusiastically pointed out, and what better present than to have a sizeable crowd of adoring fans at Sasquatch sing to you? That’s what happened, of course, but in addition to being a kind gesture, the fervor ofRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Parquet Courts

One of the few bands promoting a soon-to-be-released album, Parquet Courts‘ Sunday night set at Sasquatch was a partially a showcase for their forthcoming second album, Sunbathing Animal. (Interestingly enough, the album went up for streaming just as their set started.) Their debut, 2013′s Light Up Gold, was a clever exercise in strains of lo-fiRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Bob Mould

Even though he’s not on a proper tour at the moment, Bob Mould (and his partners in crime drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy) can pump out a set of punk rock seemingly on a moment’s notice. Right as Mould’s set at Sasquatch was starting, black sheets of rain started to drizzle down, butRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: tUnE-yArDs

“Don’t tell any other festivals, but this miiiiiight be my favorite festival.” That’s how Merrill Garbus began her campaign to win over the Gorge on Sunday afternoon at Sasquatch, and it certainly worked. tUnE-yArDs‘ live show has always demanded a participatory audience, if only to dance to Garbus’ hyper-percussive, multi-genre tunes. Since her 2011 breakthroughRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: John Grant

Although he’s spent the last few months contributing as a vocalist to Hercules and Love Affair, John Grant returned to his day job on Sunday afternoon, performing a stark set of wistful tunes from his two solo albums. At first glance, the massive Sasquatch stage at 1 p.m. on a sunny afternoon isn’t the mostRead more...

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