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.
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.
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
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.
Sunday, May 29th
1:05 P.M.: The Drums @ the Sasquatch Stage*
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.
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!