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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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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Will Butler

Will Butler, best known as a core member of Arcade Fire, opened up the second day of Sasquatch on the main stage with a fun set of driving rock. Butler is a multi-instrumentalist, and seems equally confident on guitar, keys, or just playing the front man and singing. Indeed, his dynamic stage presence is a bigRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Fuzz

Do you like to rock the hell out? Fuzz certainly does. As the last of the sunset faded, a large crowd of people gathered at the Yeti stage at Sasquatch to have their heat stroke blasted away by waves of distortion heavy guitar, fat bass, and driving drums. This three piece does not mess around.Read more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso was one of 2014’s biggest and most unlikely sleeper successes, and now the left-turn electronic side project from two North Carolina folk veterans has entered 2015 as one of festival season’s can’t miss midcard staples, and it’s clear to see why. Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn’s spartan stage is just the space forRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Merchandise

It didn’t take long for Merchandise frontman Carson Cox’s dry sense of humor to set in with his band’s Saturday afternoon crowd. “So we’re from Florida,” he deadpanned. “Can you believe it?” On a hot afternoon, the hazy qualities of Merchandise’s music were brought to the forefront, an effect that might have been augmented byRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Sleater-Kinney

Anyone who’s read any music journalism over the last six months already knows this, but Sleater-Kinney spent the first half of this year coming back with a fantastic new record and a ferocious live show. However, Sasquatch was their first (of two) festival headlining slots, so until Friday, it had yet to be seen howRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Gogol Bordello

As the sun set behind the main stage at Sasquatch Festival, global gypsy dub punk rockers Gogol Bordello played an uptempo set that kept crowd energy high. Formed in New York in 1999, this group has always drawn upon a wide palate of sonic influences. The eight-piece band’s unique instrumentation included an accordion player clad inRead more…

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