Show Preview: 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival @ the Gorge, Fri. – Mon., 5/27 – 5/30

2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival is all set to go for this Memorial Day Weekend at the Gorge Ampitheatre – that includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 27th – May 30th. What would I check out? What should you check out? For starters I would say do not miss New York’s the Drums, who appear at the festival on Sunday.


The Drums @ Neumos in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

And see as many of these acts as you can:

Friday, May 27th

5:05 P.M.: Biffy Clyro @ the Bigfoot Stage

Who is Biffy Clyro?: Scottish rock band. Won Best Live Band at the 2011 NME Awards.


Biffy Clyro

6:10 P.M.: Against Me! @ the Bigfoot Stage*

Who is Against Me!?: Punk rock band from Florida. Great live show.


Against Me! in Seattle – photo by Dagmar

9:30 P.M.: Foo Fighters @ the Sasquatch Stage*

Who are Foo Fighters? Dave Grohl . . . oh, you know this band.


Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl – Grohl appeared at the Triple Door last month with Mike Watt – photo by Dagmar

See the full schedule for Friday here.
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Saturday, May 28th

1:20 P.M.: The Globes @ the Yeti Stage*

Who are the Globes? Seattle-based excellent rock.


The Globes in Seattle, 2011 – photo by Dagmar

4:20: P.M.: Wolf Parade @ the Sasquatch Stage

Who is Wolf Parade? Canadian Sub Pop artist. The band will play their last show in Vancouver on 5/30.


Wolf Parade in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Lori Paulson

6:45 P.M.: The Thermals @ the Yeti Stage*

Who are the Thermals? Wonderful band from Portland with a fab live show.


The Thermals @ the Sasquatch launch party in Seattle, 2011 – photo by Dagmar

8:15 P.M: The Glitch Mob @ the Banana Shack*

Who is the Glitch Mob? Electronic givers of joy.


The Glitch Mob in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

9:00 P.M.: Robyn @ the Bigfoot Stage*

Who is Robyn? A Swedish international superstar. You can dance to her music, you really can.


Robyn in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

See the full schedule for Saturday here.
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Sunday, May 29th

1:05 P.M.: The Drums @ the Sasquatch Stage*

see intro

5:40: Mad Rad @ the Yeti Stage*

Who is Mad Rad? I’ll let Terry Radjaw of the band explain:

Mad Rad’s music is a combination of hip hop, electro, dance, newer wave, and face melting rock and roll. MCs Buffalo Madonna, P Smoov, Terry Radjaw, and DJ Darwin swarm a stage and shows gyrate in sweat, flesh, and heat. They have a hunger, a want to kill and be killed, to feast and be feasted on, to love and be loved.


Mad Rad @ the Sasquatch launch party in Seattle, 2011 – photo by Dagmar

6:45 P.M.: Das Racist @ the Yeti Stage*

Who is Das Racist? Rabble-rousing and cerebral rap from New York.


Das Racist @ the Sasquatch launch party in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

See the full schedule for Sunday here.
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Monday, May 30th

12:35 P.M.: Young the Giant @ the Sasquatch Stage*

Who is Young the Giant? Some absolutely lovely sounds from California.


Young the Giant in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

2:00 P.M.: Noah and the Whale @ the Bigfoot Stage*

Who is Noah and the Whale? British band who makes folk music so hot.


Noah and the Whale in Seattle, 2009 – photo by Dagmar

2:25 P.M.: Head Like a Kite @ the Yeti Stage*

Who is Head Like a Kite? Seattle project from the brilliant Dave Einmo. Enough said.


Head Like a Kite in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

6:20 P.M.: Surfer Blood @ the Bigfoot Stage


Surfer Blood in Seattle, 2010 – photo by Dagmar

Who is Surfer Blood? One of my faves.

See the full schedule for Monday here.

* means I have seen these acts and recommend their live shows based on that!

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