Category Archives: Sasquatch

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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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: Yo La Tengo

While gale winds canceled some early main stage shows, a different force of nature was met with far warmer reception on the Bigfoot stage. Yo La Tengo is certainly a force of nature in the indie music scene and a walk back through their discography is a long one, as the group have consistently releasedRead 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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