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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Preoccupations

A name change and an absence from the Sasquatch! Music Festival app will definitely effect the number of people at a show. But if the crowd at Preoccupations was any reflection of their controversial previous name, their show on the Yeti stage Saturday night was surely a reflection of their promising future. Winged by twoRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Digable Planets

Digable Planets is officially back. After announcing their reunion tour at a NYE show in Seattle, the group followed through with the announcement as they took the main stage of Sasquatch! Music Festival by storm Saturday night. Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Craig “Doodlebug” Irving and Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” hadn’t played together since 2011 (before theRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: M. Ward

M. Ward’s 2016 release, More Rain, sounds as advertised, offering a perfect soundtrack for rainy days. Ward has admitted to writing it for that particular reason, and while at first listen it doesn’t sound like a festival ready album, it was perfect for Sasquatch! Music Festival. For the songs off the new album, the beautifulRead 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: Ty Segall & The Muggers

Ty Segall is a master of dissonance. He proved as much Saturday at Sasquatch! Music Festival, where discord was found everywhere. From the harsh chords of The Muggers (which include the likes of King Tuff and Mikal Kronin), to the fact that Ty Segall and his drummer donned Grateful Dead shirts while the rest ofRead 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 1: Chet Faker

Drenched in color from the LED screens behind him, Chet Faker began his Friday closing set at Sasquatch! Music Festival in style with the help of his four piece band. Alternating between a full band and playing solo on his keyboard and mixer, Chet visually displayed the duality in his music. Often striking orchestral grandeur,Read 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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