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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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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: Strand of Oaks

Sunday afternoon was a triumphant moment for Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter. “The Pacific Northwest has been so good to this band,” the long-haired frontman sincerely stated. “We love being here so much.” He wasn’t kidding. Showalter wore a glowing grin through almost of all of the set, which is appropriate, considering how significant theRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Of Monsters And Men

Friends of the station Of Monsters And Men have come a long way since KEXP filmed them playing in a living room in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2010. In fact, they’ve come a long way even since the station filmed them playing on a bluff at Sasquatch in 2012. KEXP was one of the earliest to discover thisRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: The War On Drugs

Philadelphia rockers The War On Drugs have been touring tirelessly on the wide success of their third album, 2014’s Lost In The Dream. KEXP listeners voted it as their top album of the year, and with good reason. Singer and songwriter Adam Granduciel wrote the songs during a post-tour period of isolation and depression. But it’s hard to imagineRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: The Budos Band

Staten Island’s The Budos Band tore through a tight set of instrumental funk and soul tinged with a heavy, ominous dose of retro stoner metal. Their set on the Sasquatch main stage drew heavily on their latest album Burnt Offering. This fourth release is a marked departure for the eight-piece band, finding them mining darker, more 70sRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker has earned himself a bit of a reputation ’round these parts for his wild music and even wilder on stage antics. Born in Tampa, Booker now lives in New Orleans, though his band is based in Nashville. His rootsy, southern-steeped sound erupts intro overdriven garage and even punk rock at times. But hisRead more…

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