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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Caribou

Dan Snaith may have started Caribou as a sample-heavy solo project, but after his set at Sasquatch! Music Festival, it is hard to think of Caribou as anything but a live band. Such was the effect of Snaith and his three touring companion’s show Sunday. While Caribou’s more recent work contains a bevy of liveRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Ibeyi

Due to the windy weather and the consequential shuffling of band’s set times and locations, Sasquatch! Music Festival’s El Chupacabra tent housed several acts that certainly didn’t fit the sound the EDM-themed stage is known for. Ibeyi was seemingly one of those bands, but the group had been scheduled for the stage since the beginningRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival Day 4: Thao and the Get Down

There are many ways to “get down,” and Thao and crew seemingly discovered them all on Monday at Sasquatch! Music Festival. Thao and the Get Down ripped through a festival ready set, encouraging the crowd to get down in every possible way. Whether it was through the plucky rhythm the group often held or theRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Jamie xx

A 12:30 a.m. timeslot on the final day of a four-day Sasquatch! Music Festival is a daunting test. You’re either playing to whoever’s passed out on the lawn or people who are, for any number of personal and chemical reasons, not ready to let their festival experience end. Jamie xx wasn’t the most explosive electronicRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Florence and the Machine

“Will you be my choir of hungover angels tonight?” If there’s ever been a more on-point request on the closing day of a music festival, they’ll have to tell it directly to Florence and the Machine’s eponymous singer, who couldn’t have been more spot-on in describing the massive crowd that was in attendance for herRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Kurt Vile & The Violators

One stage over from the Bigfoot stage at Sasquatch! Music Festival, where the perpetually-relaxed Kurt Vile was leading the Violators through a set that “languid” doesn’t even begin to describe, the dance tent was bursting with bass and a flood of seizure-inducing strobe lights. Naturally, Vile didn’t seem bothered in the least. The Philadelphia guitaristRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Sufjan Stevens

After arriving on the main stage at Sasquatch! Music Festival in a Value Village-via-80s workout tapes-via acid getup and leading his band through a dramatically reworked “Seven Swans”, Sufjan Stevens laid down the mission statement for his subheadlining set: “God is in the house.” He paused, then added, with only slightly more humor, “Sufjan StevensRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Grimes

From the second Claire Boucher steps on the main stage at Sasquatch! Music Festival, it seems as if there are two versions of Grimes present during her shows. One, perhaps more reflective of the artist than her art, is the sincere, enthusiastic, slightly awkward person that speaks on the mic in between songs. (“I didRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Thunderpussy

For the better part of a year, Thunderpussy has been going through a list of local Seattle clubs and conquering them one by one. For their second Sasquatch consecutive appearance (they explosively opened the small Yeti stage at last year’s fest), the quartet roared the main stage open on Monday afternoon. If there was anyRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Julia Holter

Her newest album is called Have You In My Wilderness but Julia Holter doesn’t typically play outdoors. “I’m not used to being outside in the sun, but I’m glad we’re all here,” the Los Angeles composer said after “Silhouette”. This year’s Sasquatch lineup is mostly a high energy affair, but Holter’s daft, gliding arrangements stoodRead more…

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