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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Mogwai

The final act to be affected by the mid-afternoon Bigfoot set delay at Sasquatch, Mogwai were fortuitous enough to be the only set to perform in full darkness. Although the Glaswegian quintet don’t move much onstage – save for Stuart Braithwaite’s possessed, wide-eyed wiggle – their dark lighting was a suitable visual component for their crashing post-rockRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Chance the Rapper, Foster the People, Classixx and more

Sasquatch! 2014 started off so great on Friday. Everyone arrived on the grounds happy and smiling in their festival best - a range of fringe, platforms, sports sandals, sailor hats, Pokemon costumes, and crop tops with a stacked line-up from the get go. One gentleman in the crowd put it well saying to his friend,Read more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Outkast

Now that they’ve played a number of shows on their much-publicized reunion trek, it’s fair to judge whether or not the Outkast festival tour is merely a opportunistic cash grab or an enthusiastic celebration of the Atlanta duo’s massive legacy (during which they will inevitably get real paid). At first, it seemed like the former;Read more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Raz Simone

With much credit to Black Hippy, there’s a trend of blended conscious/streetwise hip hop sweeping the nation at the moment, and if there’s another act doing it as well as Seattle’s Raz Simone at Sasquatch this weekend, they should probably up their game. Simeone is undoubtedly a crowdpleaser, but he never panders to his audience.Read more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Phosphorescent

At nearly every day of any festival, there’s an artist who’s set time becomes a casualty to equipment changeover delays, and on Friday, that artist was Phosphorescent. But maybe it was a blessing in disguise, because those who waited through the nearly 20-minute delay at Sasquatch were rewarded with one of the day’s best setsRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Foals

Foals frontman Yannis Phillipakis has 5+ water bottles put out for him every set, and he drinks maybe one of them during the Oxford quintet’s set. That’s because he kicks or sprays them on the audience, typically while taking a brief break from wailing on guitar or crowdsurfing in the audience. It goes without sayingRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014 Day 1: Shakey Graves

Maybe its circumstantial that one well-attended set from a guitar-wielding songwriter was followed by another well-attended set from a guitar-wielding songwriter, but the Yeti Stage at Sasquatch was on fire on late Friday afternoon between Hozier and Austin’s Shakey Graves. The musician (and former actor) born Alejandro Rose-Garcia emerged onstage alone, equipped only with aRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: De La Soul

“Put your hands up if you love hip-hop!” shouted De La Soul as they opened a killer set of their career spanning hits cherished by fans of old and probably more than a few brand new fans. New York hip hop band of the last 25 years, De La Soul truly are masters of theRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Kithkin

Some bands jump into their opening song and some bands literally jump into their opening song. After completing their own soundcheck at Sasquatch, Seattle band Kithkin quietly got into position on the sides of the stage and literally leaped – with Kelton Sears nearly pulling off the best scissor kick of the weekend – into “FallenRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 1: Hozier

After hours of overcast weather, the sun finally came out for Hozier‘s afternoon set at Sasquatch, which is ironic, considering that the musician also known as Andrew Hozier-Byrne is from Ireland, a country hardly known for its sunshine. But by the end of his set, it might have seemed that the sun’s emergence may haveRead more...

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