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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Iska Dhaaf

Seattle natives Iska Dhaaf now live in New York, but they still introduce themselves as a band from Seattle. This theme of sticking to your origins was found throughout their set at Sasquatch! Music Festival Monday afternoon. The group now takes the stage as a four-piece, a fitting change as their 2016 album Invisible CitiesRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Big Grams

“Come on Seattle, ya’ll got to turn up – ya’ll got legal marijuana!” Even when it’s the third day of a musical festival at 12:30 in the morning, Big Boi makes a compelling argument. The trio of Big and Phantogram’s Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel – aka Big Grams – were a nonstop party fromRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: The Cure

The Cure celebrate their fortieth anniversary this year. Let that soak in for a second. Then consider that the English quintet are playing three-plus hour sets with multiple encores night after night. Needless to say, Robert Smith and the current Cure lineup are doing right their legacy night after night, covering a significant portion ofRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Purity Ring

Backed by swaying chains of light that were only made to look more grandeur by the high winds that accosted Sasquatch! Music Festival throughout Sunday, Purity Ring captivated the Bigfoot stage from start to finish. Generating the largest crowd (at Bigfoot) of the weekend, the duo did not disappoint, complimenting their outstanding lights with equallyRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Alabama Shakes

“It’s on, baby!” Those three words signaled the end of the day’s nine-hour freeze on main stage acts due to heavy winds, but as the sun set, Alabama Shakes brought back music to the Gorge Amphitheatre for Sasquatch! Music Festival, and to say there was palpable relief both on stage and in the audience isRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Bully

“This is the most beautiful festival we’ve ever played,” beamed Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno. “I mean, I’ve still got sand in my pedalboard from Hangout, which was cool, but nothing like this.” Bognanno’s sentiment about playing while facing the Columbia River Gorge is one that’s often repeated throughout the weekend – and not unjustifiably so –Read more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Shamir

Shamir began his set in relatively mellow fashion, dragging from a cigarette as he and his backing band began the song “Vegas.” The calm at Sasquatch! Music Festival was brief, as by their second song, the El Chupacabra tent became a full blown dance party. Shamir bares himself completely in his music, offering a genuineRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco’s declaration of “make yourself at home” at the beginning of his set at Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday was a fitting notion, as Mac has been making himself at home in the ears and hearts of fans for years now. The Canadian songster has a knack for writing songs that float and driftRead more…

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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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