Show Preview: Sasquatch! Festival @ the Gorge, Day 1 – Fri. 5/24

I’ll have a little notice on here to preview each day of this year’s Sasquatch!Festival, starting with Friday, May 24th. That’s day one for those of you wiping the cobwebs from your eyes and realizing, oh, that’s where I am going on Friday. The Gorge. Oh yeah! Sasquatch! is nearly here!

Friday, May 24th:

Sasquatch Stage

4:00 – 4:45ZZ Ward

With a perfect voice, Ward starts out the festival on Friday afternoon.

ZZ Ward – photo by Kirk Stauffer

5:00 – 5:45Reignwolf

I saw Reignwolf three times last year. Each show was spookily exciting.

Reignwolf – photo by Dagmar

8:30 – 9:45Arctic Monkeys

This is weird that Arctic Monkeys is not the headlining act, as that just upsets my order of the universe. On the other hand, when I see who is headlining, I kind of get it. I’ve caught all but one of Arctic Monkeys’ Seattle appearances, and this group remains brilliant. I’m guessing your buzz should be well on during their set.

Arctic Monkeys‘ Alex Turner – photo by Dagmar

10:30 – 12:00Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – you know, they did that song, that one called “Thrift Shop” – will enthusiastically do that one and others. These guys put on a good show, and were performers at this year’s Sasquatch Lineup announcement. Chaos should ensue.
Macklemore – photo by Dagmar

Honda Bigfoot Stage

6:05 – 7:05Japandroids

Duo from Vancouver, Japandroids, is an act you must see. They play hard. Boy do they play hard.

Brian King of Japandroids – photo by Nicky Andrews

Yeti Stage

4:00 – 4:45Erik Blood

Blood does a little bit of everything when it comes to music. His latest, Touch Screens, has received all glowing reviews.

Erik Blood