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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Shamir

Shamir began his set in relatively mellow fashion, dragging from a cigarette as he and his backing band began the song “Vegas.” The calm at Sasquatch! Music Festival was brief, as by their second song, the El Chupacabra tent became a full blown dance party. Shamir bares himself completely in his music, offering a genuineRead more…

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Song of the Day: Beth Orton – 1973

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “1973” by Beth Orton fromRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco’s declaration of “make yourself at home” at the beginning of his set at Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday was a fitting notion, as Mac has been making himself at home in the ears and hearts of fans for years now. The Canadian songster has a knack for writing songs that float and driftRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Fauna Shade

Fauna Shade is on a hot streak. After releasing their fantastic debut album, Baton Rouge, last year, the group followed it up in March with the equally good Floral Hall EP. Combining psych rock with pop-esque melodies, the group from Everett brought an excellent balance of dark garage-tinged instrumentation and pop sensibilities to Sasquatch! MusicRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Major Lazer

The range of Major Lazer is vast and extensive. From an Adult Swim TV show, to the radio, to festivals worldwide, the group is quickly becoming a household name. Now a DJ Switch-less trio, the group has offered production to many of the radio’s top played songs (see “Lean On Me,” “Get Free”) yet theyRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Tycho

Scott Hansen is known as ISO50 for his photography and design work. For his music, he and his band mates are known as Tycho. Closing down Saturday night at Sasquatch! Music Festival, Hansen and crew displayed how the two creative works aren’t mutually exclusive. Sharp images of distant landscapes alternated with colorful abstract designs asRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: M83

2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming didn’t just turn M83 into a triple-A critical darling and unexpected commercial success, it pushed the band to become one of the biggest and outright best acts on the live circuit. Taking their records’ widescreen ambitions and bringing them to life with a huge, borderline ridiculous light show and performingRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Lord Huron

In a sharp contrast from years past, this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup has considerably less folk-inclining music on the main stage, making Lord Huron one of the weekend’s folk rock acts that would play directly in front of the Columbia River Gorge. The Michigan-via-Los Angeles quintet stepped up to the plate boldly however, bringingRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Preoccupations

A name change and an absence from the Sasquatch! Music Festival app will definitely effect the number of people at a show. But if the crowd at Preoccupations was any reflection of their controversial previous name, their show on the Yeti stage Saturday night was surely a reflection of their promising future. Winged by twoRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Digable Planets

Digable Planets is officially back. After announcing their reunion tour at a NYE show in Seattle, the group followed through with the announcement as they took the main stage of Sasquatch! Music Festival by storm Saturday night. Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Craig “Doodlebug” Irving and Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” hadn’t played together since 2011 (before theRead more…

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