Category Archives: Sasquatch

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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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Little Dragon

Even though Little Dragon were billed before the festival-standard massive DJ on the Bigfoot Stage on Friday night, they might have secretly been the night’s best dance party. The common thread between each of the songs in the Swedish band’s set was their innate danceability. Moving from elastic funk to downtempo groove to 808-driven bounceRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen has a voice powerful that it belongs on the list of singers compared to forces of nature. Considering that, it’s a little ironic that Angel Olsen’s Sasquatch set was delayed by an actual force of nature. But the wind and rain that forced a late start ended up playing to in St. LouisRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: The New Pornographers

“Be careful with that beach ball,” a grinning AC Newman said one song into the fourth Sasquatch appearance of The New Pornographers’ career. At this point, Newman, de facto co-frontwoman Kathryn Calder, and the group are Sasquatch veterans, and they made sure everyone knew it in a particularly unorthodox way: by letting the crowd knowRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 1: Jungle

After a year on the live circuit, Jungle have evolved into something far greater than their London flat-projects roots. A year ago, Josh Lloyd-Watson, Tom McFarland, and their live band were a fairly literal extension of the London duo’s studio imagining of modern funk music: a live septet moving as a single entity with noRead more…

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KEXP at Sasquatch 2015: It Begins!

A hot sun is shining down through mostly blue skies, revealing sweeping views of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge from which this venue takes its name. Sasquatch 2015 is officially getting underway, and tens of thousands of music fans are streaming in from far and wide today to catch bands like Thunderpussy, Jungle, SISTERS, TheRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2015 Video Round-Up

Fire up your Winnebagos and ready your best port-a-potty stance because it’s that time of the year again kids… give it up for Sasquatch! For those of you making the voyage out to the Gorge, we here at KEXP wish you an enjoyable and safe weekend. May the skies be clear, blue, and hail-free forRead more…

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Music That Matters: Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2015

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 460 – Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2015 DJ Kevin Cole presentsRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival Line-Up Announced!

The line-up for the 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival was just announced, and it looks like it’s going to be an another amazing Memorial Day weekend! Head out to The Gorge Amphitheater the weekend of May 22nd through 25th, and you’ll see performances from: Kendrick Lamar / Robert Plant / Modest Mouse / Lana Del ReyRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2014, Day 3: Major Lazor, HAIM, Rodriguez and more

Enter Sasquatch! 2014 day 3… people enter the festival grounds slightly tired, mostly grimy with camp for 2 nights and no showers, but ready for round 3. Things started a bit mellow Sunday afternoon as clouds parted ways for more beautiful sunshine and only 1 scattered storm that nobody seemed to mind. Sunday’s music scheduleRead more…

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