Category Archives: Sasquatch

Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: James Blake

Of all of the late night sets at Sasquatch 2015, none was more subtle than James Blake’s. Unlike most of the nighttime sets in the Gorge, Blake’s performance revealed itself gradually rather than blasting the audience over the head with lights and sound, and it was all the more effective because of it. Blake’s liveRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 4: Future Islands

Future Islands has certainly blown up over the last year, as evidenced by the large crowd they drew to their main stage set at Sasquatch. This Baltimore, Maryland band is one of those rare groups whose breakthrough success essentially comes down to one single performance. In their case, it was their network television debut, an enthralling performanceRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: St. Vincent

On stage Annie Clark, or as she’s known, St. Vincent, is like an alluring, otherworldly android. She skitter steps around rapidly on high stiletto heels, staring blankly and doe-eyed, smiling at odd times while tearing through guitar lines seemingly effortlessly. Much of her show seems almost choreographed, moves precise, robotic, and at times in unison withRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: Temples

British psych pop four-piece Temples have garnered a lot of attention in the short time since their formation in 2012. Their 2014 debut, Sun Structures, made its way onto lots of best-of lists. Consequently, the Bigfoot stage was considerably crowded as they launched into the single “Shelter Song”. The long-haired lads have elements of mod, glam, and even garage rockRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: Shovels & Rope

South Carolina husband an wife team Shovels & Rope threw an infectiously fun clap and dance along set on the Sasquatch main stage. Somehow this dynamic duo managed to fill the enormous bowl with roots rocking americana sound, trading off on guitar, drums, keys, harmonica, and sharing beautiful close harmonies. A lot of the draw of Shovels &Read more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: Ex Hex

“Wait, they’re here?” That’s how most people reacted when they heard Ex Hex were playing, mishearing their name for that of the nocturnal London trio. But that confusion soon turned to either pleasant surprise or completely expected enjoyment as Mary Timony spent an hour unleashing riff after riff after riff on as she and herRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: The Decemberists

“I’m going to get all VH1 on you for a minute if you’re okay with that, crowd of 85% shirtless men.” Colin Meloy may be a bookworm at heart, but he’s spent the last fifteen years learning how to be a rock frontman, and during The Decemberists’ Saturday evening mainstage set, those skills were putRead more…

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 2: Modest Mouse

Seven years without a new album. Nearly biannual membership shuffles. Repeated reports of studio sessions without any release. For a minute, Modest Mouse looked like they might have been heading down the lucrative but artistically fruitless legacy act path that a few of their contemporaries are starting to follow. But when they arrived on theRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Church took place on Sunday at Sasquatch, and Paul Janeway was the officiant, worship leader, and pastor. St. Paul, as he’s otherwise known, was a man possessed led by the Spirit from the second he set on stage with his equally as fiery bandmates in St. Paul & The Broken Bones. From The City, theRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: Kate Tempest

On paper, an English slam poet doing a mid-afternoon set in the sweltering heat doesn’t sound like a winning success for a major festival. Then again, Kate Tempest is more than a poet. The South East London artist was undoubtedly one of the weekend’s surprise breakouts, drawing people in with her heavy beats but retainingRead more…

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