Category Archives: Sasquatch

Sasquatch 2013, Day 2: Tame Impala

Yes, we waited a long time, we waited through an audience rendition of “Oh Canada”, we waited through rumors of the show being canceled. Yes, this was the band so many people had said was the one band they really needed (not wanted) to see this weekend. Yes, I actually walked to the wrong stageRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 2: Surfer Blood

I remember the first time I heard “Swim” by Surfer Blood - it was summer, I was looking for the kind of joyous surf rock that would reflect the hot/cold feelings of a northern summer. They might be from Florida, but their music has the touch of the East Coast that I needed that summer,Read more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day Two: Sigur Rós, The xx, Bloc Party & more

by Tara Kelly Kearns The sun was shining when groggy concert goers raised from the dead this morning. Avoiding hangovers, bloody marys and mimosas abounded while folks attempted to erase the fatigue in their faces from the day before. The Mainstage hosted the first act of the day I had been recommended to see. NewRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 2: Suuns

Following the smoky energy of Rose Windows, the Yeti stage was taken over by Secret Canadian’s Suuns. The crowd swelled as they dove into their set. At times the trio went into nearly ambient jams, reverb heavy and almost ominous. But mostly the set was rhythm heavy, the audience waving their hands in the airRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 2: Rose Windows

Day two started off cool and got warm - and at the sun drenched Yeti Stage, Rose Windows started the day with their deep psychedelic mystic rock. Singer Rabia Qazi’s voice rumbled high and low as the Seattle band played through most of what we can assume comes from their upcoming album, The Sun Dogs.Read more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 1: Built to Spill

As was made our way to the mainstage for Built to Spill, slow drops of rain began to fall. The rain would never become hard or steady, instead lending the stage a golden glitter - the sun setting came in beams across the stage as Doug Martsch carefully but effortlessly lead the way through classicRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 1: Reignwolf, Father John Misty & Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

by Tara Kelly Kearns The first day of Sasquatch greeted me with lots of good vibes. From high-fives to hugs, and signs saying “You’re looking good” to crowd sign-a-longs, people are here not only to have a good time, but to share it with strangers and friends. Even despite the age range -- young teensRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 1: Vampire Weekend

As night came over the Gorge, people began to flock one of two ways - towards mainstage to try and catch good views for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, or toward the Bigfoot Stage to squeeze a place in for Vampire Weekend. I chose Vampire Weekend almost strictly as a guilty pleasure  - though they mayRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 1: Japandroids

After Red Fang had totally shredded the Bigfoot Stage, punk rock Vancouver-based duo Japandroids jumped on stage and after fairly minimal sound checking, started their sweaty and awesome set. Though the sound was a bit strange (it would later cut out during a Vampire Weekend song), their energy was sweaty and happy. They barreled throughRead more...

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Sasquatch 2013: Welcome to the Gorge!

Today was spent traveling the winding road through the still snow spotted mountains, before breaking out into beautiful, cloud filled endless sky and the growing feeling of excitement. After much ado finding and pitching our tents, and a surprisingly short wait to enter into the grounds, I walked in to Sea Wolf playing right nextRead more...

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